Following Gervonta Davis’s recent victory over Hector Luis Garcia, which has set up a highly-anticipated bout with Ryan Garcia, promoter Eddie Hearn had some words of praise for the young fighter.
In an interview with The DAZN Boxing Show, Hearn compared Davis to heavyweight legend Mike Tyson, saying:
“The dangerous thing about Gervonta Davis, he’s not a deep thinker. He’s not an articulate young man.
He’s a bad kid. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. He’s a bad mother******. Just like Mike Tyson, some of these other greats were. And that makes them dangerous because they’re fearless, you can’t get into his head.”
However, these comments did not sit well with Davis, who responded by highlighting Hearn’s previous offer to stage the Ryan Garcia fight and took issue with being called “not a deep thinker” and “not articulate.”
Taking to twitter, Davis said:
“Not a deep thinker and not articulate made me “not” sign that bullsh*t ass offer he sent.”
Not a deep thinker and not articulate made me “not” sign that bullshit ass offer he sent. 😔 https://t.co/ylvNWJXeEG
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) January 11, 2023
This is not the first time Davis and Hearn have been at odds, as the fighter previously leaked a private email and called for Hearn to be banned from promoting for any involvement with Conor Benn, who failed two doping tests.
Although Hearn has previously stated his desire to work with ‘Tank’ that is now looking like a highly unlikely partnership.
Inside the ring, attention for Davis now turns to the Ryan Garcia fight, penciled in for April 15th in Las Vegas, many in the sport, including Hearn himself believe this clash to be the biggest in boxing right now.