Gervonta Davis has confirmed that he will leave the Mayweather Promotions after his upcoming fight against Rolly Romero.
The WBA ‘Regular’ lightweight champion has been represented by the promotion since 2015.
During his time in the promotion, he was hailed by many as Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s protégé as the two were often seen training together.
But for the undefeated knockout artist, those moments must come to an end as he decided to split with ‘Money’.
In his appearance on The Last Stand Podcast, ‘Tank’ confirmed the rumors. He also added that he wanted to handle his own career from now on.
“It doesn’t necessarily have to be leaving Mayweather Promotions,” said Davis.
“It’s about just, you know, becoming that man to handle your own, you know, responsibility, your own priority. I feel as though it’s my career so I feel as though I need to be the one to control my career, you know what I mean.”
“And it’s time. Everybody doesn’t need to have training wheels on them forever. It’s time to ride their own bike without training wheels.”
And when asked by the host Brian Custer if the Romero fight will be his last with Mayweather, Davis answered confidently.
“Yes sir,” Davis said with a nod.
Mayweather has hinted at the split in March, saying “nothing lasts forever” and Davis got to do what’s best for himself.
“Nothing lasts forever. I will always love Tank. I like him. Love him – look at him as a son. He has to do what’s best for him. I feel like I’ve done a great job thus far, building him and putting him in good fights, great fights. He’s steady growing, he’s steady learning. I’m proud of him.”
Reacting to the statement from his promoter, Davis said that he also appreciated what Mayweather did for his career.
“I feel as though the feeling is mutual. I don’t have bad blood with Mayweather Promotions. I’m definitely appreciative of what they have done for me over the years. There’s no love lost. It’s just time for me to grow up and be my own, you know, my own man.”
Davis will defend his WBA ‘Regular’ lightweight belt against the interim title holder Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero on May 28. The fight will be broadcasted on Showtime Pay-Per-View.