Eddie Hearn Ready To Pay Tank Davis Over $20M For Haney Fight
Those comments arrived after Bill Haney’s revelation that Tank Davis rejected a guaranteed $20 million. Davis then asked team Haney to contact Al Haymon if they were serious about the fight. Hearn also revealed that he had sent Davis a message on Instagram about making the fight. The Matchroom Boxing promoter admitted that his message of ‘let’s talk’ was shut down. But now Hearn is willing to increase the offer to push things over the line.
Hearn On Davis
“We’ve got some massive offers for Gervonta Davis, but if he doesn’t want the fight, there’s not a lot we can do. I want to make an offer of probably more than that, but unfortunately, they don’t want to have the conversation. Not yet. Boxing is such a mad business where people listen to people. Devin, next year could fight Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez, and Geronta Davis, and he would fight all of them. But someone wants $50 million. Someone wants $20 million,” Hearn said
The chances of Team Haney making a successful offer are slim. Davis is seen as the A-side because he is a bigger commercial drawn than Haney. Therefore, any such fight will likely happen on Amazon Prime Video, given PBC’s new deal following Showtime’s exit.
The offer from Team Haney is likely to include the condition of Davis fighting on DAZN, something PBC would be reluctant to do. After all, reports stress that Davis is in the conversation to headline their first PPV next year.
Hearn On Haney’s PPV
In addition, Haney’s offer is likely to be at 140 without a rehydration clause, which Davis may not be on board with. Outside of that, there is a perception that Haney is not a big enough name to make the fight happen. This was after Leonard Ellerbe suggested that Haney’s fight with Regis Prograis only did 50,000 buys on PPV. Hearn hit back at those claims by clarifying that it was more than that.
“That’s why everyone tries to put Devin Haney down. You this bull**** stuff from Leonard Ellerbe, saying that it [Haney vs. Regis Prograis] did 50,000 buys. That ain’t worth responding to, but they want to try and set a narrative to dress it up that Devin hasn’t got any value, that he doesn’t sell pay-per-views and doesn’t sell tickets. Then all of a sudden, he sells out the Chase Center [in San Francisco], but then they say, ‘Yeah, but the tickets were only $60 up the top.’ Who gives a f***?” Hearn
The narrative for the fight is being built up slowly. Davis will likely want a fight at 140 before stepping up to face Haney at junior welterweight. If his next fight happens at the weight class, a Haney bout could follow.
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