Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis


Having cemented his place as one of the biggest names in boxing, there are few fights involving Gervonta Davis that would not be considered mega fights by all modern definitions.

However, there is a fighter with whom Davis shares a long history that would be an opponent more enticing than most others.

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Davis and two-weight world champion Teofimo Lopez have known each other since they were little more than children making their way through the American amateur ranks and, now both in their 20s, are both regarded as amongst the best fighters in the entire sport.

And when ‘Tank’s trainer Calvin Ford was asked about a possible bout between his charge and Lopez, he assured Mill City Boxing that it would definitely happen “one day.”

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“That fight [Davis vs Lopez] is going to happen one day, because of the background they have with each other.”

“We’ve seen them spar each other when they were amateurs and what not. That’s going to be a good fight one day.”

“I think when they get to a point when all the smoke has cleared with all these other guys. I’m hoping Teofimo will hold that 140 spot, and ‘Tank’ will hold his spot.”

“These great moments that we’re seeing in boxing are going to continue, because you’ve got to remember these guys are older than the guys coming up underneath them.”

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Both Davis and Lopez’ reputations are perhaps at an all time high currently, after coming off impressive wins earlier this year against Ryan Garcia and Josh Taylor respectively.

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However, as always seem to be the case with the fights fans want most, there are are host of promoter and broadcasting issues that will need to be worked out if they two are ever to share a professional ring.

Devin Haney disagrees with Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe about it being too soon for a fight between him and Gervonta Davis.

Haney thinks that a match between him and Tank is the biggest in boxing right now and doesn’t need to be marinated for years & years in order to extract as much money from the public.

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The Mayweather Promotions marination model hurts the sport, as it prevents big fights involving the only star in their stable from fighting the opposition that fans want to see him against.

Obviously, they’re assuming that because marinating worked for Floyd with his mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao, it will work with their flagship fighter Tank Davis, who has yet to fight an A-level fighter during his 10-year pro career.

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Financially, it worked for Mayweather to let the Pacquiao fight marinate until both guys were old. It wasn’t a good deal for the fans, as they paid $100 per household on PPV to watch a boring contest involving a gunshy Manny and Floyd using his normal safety-first style.

You have to wonder whether Showtime Boxing would be getting dropped if Tank Davis had been fighting the guys that fans have wanted to see him fight for the last ten years instead of an assortment of old-washed fighters and bottom-barrel-fringe contenders.

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Some fans believe PBC & Mayweather Promotions are protecting their investment with Tank Davis together most money possible out of him by putting him in against beatable opposition and steering him away from fighters like Haney (30-0,15 KOs) & Shakur Stevenson until he’s at the end of his career with nothing left.

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“I’m willing to do what it takes to make the biggest fights happen. I’ve proven that. I’ve signed with other networks and promoters to make the fights happen,” said Devin Haney to Fighthype on whether he would sign with Mayweather Promotions & PBC to get the Gervonta Davis fight.

Will Mayweather Promotions let Tank Davis fight Haney if he looks bad & loses to RegisPrograis on December 9th? If they’re willing to match Tank against fighters like Ryan Garcia, a boxer/influencer, and Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, they’ll gladly put him in with Haney if he’s coming off a loss to Prograis.

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After all, if they drag their feet any longer, it could be too late to make the fight if Haney loses to Prograis and a couple of other guys at 140. He arguably lost his last fight against Vasily Lomachenko.

There are four or five fighters in the 140-lb division that would likely beat Haney and send his career plummeting.

“So, we got to see what position I’m in if they were to offer a fight. At times, I could do that, and sometimes, I  couldn’t do that as far as jumping over whatever.

“But I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make the biggest fights happen. I think so,” said Haney when asked if a fight between him and Tank Davis is the biggest fight in boxing.