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Boxing fans think Gervonta Davis' tweet is calling out Floyd Mayweather

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It must be a strange existence having Floyd Mayweather as your promoter.

Not only is there uncertainty over whether the Money has officially retired or whether he will make a shock comeback in the Octagon, he has been accused at times of talking down his own fighters and even focusing a little too much on his own cult of personality.

These are just some of the challenges Gervonta Davis is having to contend with right now.

The American made it known that he was not happy with Mayweather offering him out to Vasyl Lomachenko.

Despite the Ukranian having only fought 12 professional bouts, absolutely no-one in their right mind would want to step into a ring with him.

Indeed, even when Davis won his IBF belt by knocking out Jose Pedraza, he subsequently claimed in an Instagram post that he had been "forced" into fighting him.

In an interview with FightHype this weekend, the 23-year-old vamped up the tension even more by responding to a question asking him to grade his promoter with: "no comment".

"We don’t have beef...We’re not seeing eye to eye...he travelling, doing him, and I’m doing me. I’m travelling," he added.

“Two years [I have a contract with Mayweather].

"I think I’m supposed to get like three fights. I mean, they been moving me right...Mayweather Promotions been moving me right, doing what they supposed to be doing with me. It’s just Floyd.”

And while nobody knows whether Mayweather regularly checks his fighters' social media presences, but he will surely soon hear of Davis' latest jibe at him, which came via a cryptic tweet:

"Let’s just spar and get it off our chest," he wrote. 

He didn't name Mayweather specifically, but it's difficult to see who else he could be talking about.

Boxing fans react 

Fans were getting very excited about the possibility of them going head-to-head, even if it's just in the gym:

It takes a brave man to call out arguably the greatest welterweight of all time, but at least there's an 18-year age gap on the younger man's side.

Ultimately, it just goes to show that for all his exploits as a boxer, Mayweather still has a lot to learn about the promotion game and how to keep his fighters happy.

Do you think Mayweather is a good promoter? Have your say in the comments.

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