World boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has denied allegations that he intentionally tried to overshadow the media event that was being staged by one of his company fighters, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
Last Thursday in Brooklyn, a press conference was held to announce the showtime pay-per-view match between Tank Davis and Rolando Romero.
In Miami the same day, Floyd Mayweather announced an upcoming exhibition match with familiar opponent Don Moore, scheduled to take place in Dubai next month.
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Mayweather’s promotion company represents Davis, but the boxer has announced his intention to become a free agent. Mayweather’s and Davis’s relationship has not always been cordial.
- Upon hearing news of Floyd Mayweather’s press conference, Davis took to social media to to criticize the boxer in a since-deleted tweet.
In a response, Mayweather said the event organizers had been unable to reschedule his press conference with Moore and had no choice but to hold it on that same day.
“Anderson Silva had to fly out of Miami. So we couldn’t do the press conference on any other day. They said, ‘We’ll pay you $1 million to do it.’ I said, ‘No problem.’ I can feed my family with that,” He told Fighthype.
“I’m the same one that got on a podium not long ago and went to war for my fighter, I said, ‘Why isn’t Tank on the P4P list?’ When my fighter didn’t make weight, I went to war for my fighter. These are things we seem to forget.”