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Arum: I think Mayweather wants to see Davis get destroyed by Lomachenko

Bob Arum gives his take on why he thinks Floyd Mayweather reached out about a putting Gervonta Davis up against Vasyl Lomachenko.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In an media interview captured by FightHype, Top Rank promoter answers questions on a few topics, including Floyd Mayweather reaching out to his team about potentially making a Gervonta Davis vs. Vasyl Lomachenko fight and Eddie Hearn’s new streaming deal.

If you recall, Davis was on social media just last week lamenting his relationship with his promoter, and Arum essentially confirms a rift between Mayweather and Davis.

Arum on if he thinks Mayweather was serious about making a Davis-Lomachenko fight:

“I mean...I think you should ask Floyd. Floyd called Todd [duBeof] and I think he was pissed off at Davis and he wanted to see David destroyed.”

On Hearn’s new streaming platform in America:

“Eddie Hearn is gonna put boxing on with Da Zone in the United States, 16 fights, isn’t that great?! There’s more boxing, more of these kids get work, I mean, I want everybody to put shows on. I mean it’s terrific. And the fact that he has a lot of money to do it means that he should have quality and that’s great!

“It’s not a zero sum game here. I mean, Showtime has put on some great fights this year. Great! We put on great fights. Great! It only helps boxing.”

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