The CEO of Mayweather Promotions orders Devin Haney to “Stop It” over Abdul Wahid’s (formerly Gervonta Davis) taunts, ostensibly stating that he won’t receive the same treatment as Ryan Garcia.

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In December 2023, Devin Haney’s quest for a confrontation with Gervonta Davis took an intriguing turn. With an unbeaten record, Haney stated he would take a price akin to what Ryan Garcia obtained for his April battle versus Davis. There is a catch, though: if Haney sticks to these positions, he can unintentionally cost himself the game.

Further complicating negotiations could be weight requirements, especially given Haney’s 165 lb position. Although the possibility of a catchweight exists, Haney rejected the notion. The CEO of Mayweather Promotions has now, some two months later, addressed Devin Haney’s strange assertion.

Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, didn’t seem to be aware of Devin Haney’s prior statements. When he found out about it during his interview with FightHype, he appeared surprised. Ellerbe also mentioned that the weight class disparity would be the key reason why this battle would not take place anytime soon.

Ellerbe murmured, “Cease it. They are in two distinct weight classes, to start, and I won’t even try to elaborate on that. Just stop the nonsense, they belong to two distinct weight classes. Now, I’m not saying that this isn’t a worthwhile struggle for those who—well, whatever you want to call it. But in the end, Tank could make thirty if Tank had to, okay? If Tank had to, he could manufacture thirty. Alright, he seems content at 35. Additionally, he stated unequivocally that Davis will not have his actions dictated to him. “Tank’s going to fight where he’s comfortable and do what he wants to do,” he continued.

Furthermore, he said that the altercation might have occurred when they were in the same weight class. But according to Ellerbe, Bob Arum would never take a fight on if he wasn’t positive that his fighter would win. At the time, Haney was contracted with Top Rank. Additionally, Haney appears to be moving forward with Ryan Garcia as his next opponent rather than holding out for “Tank” as their back-and-forth has resumed.

Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney have a long-standing rivalry that seems to have been reignited. Garcia disclosed in an interview with FightHype that talks about a possible fight had picked back up. This change in circumstances follows Garcia’s first focus adjustment to take on WBA super lightweight champion Rolly Romero.

He recently clarified that Floyd Mayweather had an influence on him when he took this action. “I’m not gonna lie, Floyd’s pretty influential,” Garcia disclosed. “Why would you do that, he asks? How about you battle Rolly for the belt before taking on Haney? That sounds logical, but I’ve already informed everyone I’m going to fight Devin, I added. “Some things change,” he remarked. I’m paraphrasing, but I quickly thought, “Well, Floyd, that makes sense.”

Romero’s planned battle with Isaac Cruz, however, caused the negotiations to collapse. This made Garcia reevaluate his choices. It is currently rumored that Garcia and Haney’s back-and-forth drama, which has been evident in their social media exchanges and possible fight talks, will resume.

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