Gervonta “Tank” Davis started offensive attack directed toward Mayweather Promotions, the company that presides over the career of the undefeated 27-year-old knockout star.
The Baltimore-bred Davis is set to take on Rolando Romero on May 28 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in a fight headlining a Showtime pay-per-view event.
The matchup will mark the fourth-consecutive PPV fight for Davis, who is fast-evolving into a box office attraction regardless of the market he headlines in.
Davis wrote: “My contract is up, that’s why they want me to fight this clown so bad.”
Romero is also promoted by Mayweather Promotions.
Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) and Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) were scheduled to slug it out Dec. 5 in an announced fight but the bout was scrapped soon after Romero faced sexual assault allegations. The case has since been closed without charges. Instead of fighting Romero, Davis faced Isaac Cruz at the time and scored a spirited unanimous decision win. The victory ended a 16-fight KO streak for Davis dating back to 2014.
“Without Floyd, Tank would be fighting in empty arenas like [Devin] Haney,” another Twitter user wrote.
“Lol, don’t start this sh!t,” replied Davis.
On Wednesday, Davis wrote, “they put my tickets on sale one month before like I’m f——- Michael Jackson or something.”
He also wrote “Floyd didn’t shut sh!t down, dweep!” in response to not sporting Canelo Alvarez’s “No Boxing, No Life” gloves in the Cruz fight. Davis wore the gloves bearing Alvarez’s mantra in the Mario Barrios fight.
Before beating Cruz, Davis defeated Barrios, Leo Santa Cruz, and Yuriorkis Gamboa in the three fights prior.
More desired matchups against the likes of Haney, Vasiliy Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez, and Ryan Garcia haven’t come close to crossing the finish line much to the dismay of the boxing public.