Gervonta Davis has released private messages from a conversation with Eddie Hearn who suggested ‘Tank’ is not the brightest spark.
The Matchroom Boxing chief labelled Davis a ‘bad motherf***er and even compared him to heavyweight legend Mike Tyson following his recent win over Hector Luis Garcia.
However, in between complimentary comments about the 28-year-old, Hearn claimed Davis is ‘not a deep thinker’ before suggesting he is inarticulate.
He said in an interview with DAZN: “The dangerous thing about Gervonta Davis is that he is not a deep thinker. He’s not an articulate young man.
“He’s a bad boy. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. He’s a bad motherf***er.
“Like Mike Tyson, some of these other greats were. And that makes them dangerous because they’re fearless, you can’t get inside their head.”
The American initially responded to Hearn’s comments about him in a since-deleted, he wrote. “Not a deep thinker and not articulate made me ‘not’ sign that bulls*** a** offer he sent.”
Leonard Ellerbe, who works for Mayweather Promotions and has helped Davis reach the pinnacle of boxing, was angered by Hearn’s remarks.
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He tweeted: “Eddie Hearn you did mean that in a disrespectful way with your privileged racist ass.
“Who tf [the f***] you think you are saying he’s not deep thinker or not articulate? That’s the problem, mf’s like you think you are more superior than others. We don’t play that shit over here you [f***ing clown].”
On Saturday, Davis shared a screenshot of direct messages that show he confronted Hearn about his comments before the Matchroom Sports Chairman insisted they’d been taken out of context.
This is not the first time the three-weight world champion has leaked a private interaction with Hearn who he previously claimed offered him $10 million to fight Ryan Garcia under his promotional banner.
Davis and Garcia have agreed to fight in April. The eagerly anticipated match-up was thought to be a done deal with only contracts needing to be finalised and signed.
Asked if Garcia was the ideal preparation for Garcia, Davis said: “Not really because he was a southpaw. He don’t have no style like Ryan. Not really. Not really.”
Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Garcia, declared on Saturday night they have not yet received a contract for the Davis fight and claimed that they will move on if one doesn’t arrive to them by Monday.