Eddie Hearn responded to Gervonta Davis’s publicly shared – and rejected – promotional offer of more than $10 million.
Davis, who recently admitted his controversial tweets were the product of his training camps, made headlines when he posted and quickly deleted an email from Eddie Hearn detailing an offer to host a super fight with undefeated star Ryan Garcia.
‘The Tank’ also questioned why the Matchroom Sport President was not barred from performing his duties as a promoter following Conor Benn’s doping saga.
Hearn, who says he’s always gotten along with ‘great boxer’ Davis, gave his side of the story for Boxing society.
“It was a little bit strange. I’ve talked to Gervonta a lot over the past few weeks. He is going to attend the event in Abu Dhabi. I said we had an offer for him, he asked us to make it. I spoke to Eric Gomez and told them we were going to make that offer, because obviously he has Ryan Garcia and I wanted to let him know.”
“We made an offer for him, it was a huge offer. It’s an offer that will be sponsored by Matchroom with our broadcast partners explicitly participating in broadcasting that match.”
As for leaks and feedback, the promoter, although frustrated, doesn’t seem to care.
“It was disappointing that he put it all over social media, but I don’t really care. I mean there’s nothing to hide in the offer. It’s a private and confidential offer but that doesn’t really mean much these days.”
“He said he was paid more than the minimum guarantee of $10 million – if he is the congratulations and we wish him all the best.”
Davis will return to the ring on January 7 to face Hector Luis Garcia. If he wins, he will move straight into another Garcia’s camp – Ryan – because they signed April 15 Dating in Las Vegas.