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Gervonta Davis alludes to turmoil with his promoter, Floyd Mayweather

Apparently things aren’t all good over at Mayweather Promotions.

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

Gervonta Davis may have just secured his second world title recently, but he’s apparently not feeling the love of his promoter, Floyd Mayweather. Yesterday the junior lightweight titleholder took to twitter to unleash a series of tweets which were seemingly directed at the former pound-for-pound king...

Gervonta Davis saw his profile rise tremendously under the wing of Floyd Mayweather, who featured the fighter on the undercard of his bout with Conor McGregor which was a huge box office success. Davis would miss weight on that occasion however, forfeiting his IBF title despite still going on to knockout Francisco Fonseca.

And although Davis lost his belt that night, Davis would find himself right back in title contention, fighting for the vacant WBA title on the Adrien Broner-Jessie Vargas undercard just last month. Mayweather was not seen in attendance, though.

So there’s no specifics on what has sown the seeds of discontent between Davis and Mayweather at this point, but some tease that it might be about Floyd trying to throw Davis under the bus by attempting to pit him against Vasyl Lomachenko later this year. Whether or not that’s really the case is anyone’s guess right now, but there are a lot of egos in play at this promotional outfit — and that almost always ends badly.

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