Eddie Hearn is not shy about tipping his hand as it relates to nabbing prospective clients.

The head of Matchroom Boxing made it clear recently he would make an “aggressive” play to try and sign hard-punching lightweight Gervonta Davis. Of course, Hearn’s gambit depends on whether or not Davis would be contractually cleared to entertain such an offer. Davis has long fought under the Mayweather Promotions banner and been managed by Al Haymon of Premier Boxing Champions, but there has also been indication that his promotional relationship with Mayweather may be coming to an end.

While Davis has emerged as one of the few bankable boxing stars in the sport in recent years under Mayweather’s guidance, the Baltimore native recently fired off cryptic tweets that expressed frustration with his influential handler. In one instance, Davis published a tweet – now deleted – in which he suggested that his upcoming fight on Showtime Pay-Per-View with Rolando Romero on May 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn is the final bout on his contract with Mayweather. Although Davis has not publicly followed up on that claim, Mayweather recently acknowledged it, telling FightHype.com, “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.”

The news of the rift and Davis’ potential free agent status has had Hearn, who is bankrolled by streaming platform DAZN, apparently rubbing his hands with anticipation.

“I’ve seen Gervonta Davis post stuff about other promotional companies approaching him,” Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show. “I’m not aware of his contractual position so I won’t be directly approaching him. But I can approach him on here and tell him that once his contract does expire, of course we would be willing to make him a fantastic offer.

“I know Gervonta. He’s a great young fighter. He’s one of the biggest stars in the game. Time for him to get what he needs. Time for him to get what he wants if he’s not happy.”

Hearn did not want to speculate too much on Davis’ contractual status, but he believes that there are some significant fights to be made should Davis be interested in crossing over into the Matchroom/DAZN family. Hearn mentioned Ryan Garcia, who is promoted by Golden Boy, which does business with DAZN, as an intriguing matchmaking possibility. He also named Devin Haney, the WBC lightweight titlist whom Hearn has long promoted, as another. (Haney, however, is no longer under contract with Hearn. Now signed with Top Rank, Haney may be involved with his new promotional home for up to two fights battling for the undisputed lightweight championship against George Kambosos their first meeting is scheduled to take place June 5 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

“Again we don’t want to get involved in [Davis’ contractual status],” Hearn said. “There’s a great fight with Ryan Garcia on DAZN to be made with Golden Boy. There’s a great fight with Devin Haney after those two fights. We would certainly be looking to pursue Gervonta Davis extremely aggressively if he was in a position in which he was no longer under contract.”

Hearn’s ambitious intention, however, comes at a time when his promotional fortunes in America have significantly dwindled. Although he is promoting the biggest North American star in the sport, Canelo Alvarez, at least for the next two fights, Hearn appears to be shedding much of his American talent base and promoting few fights in the United States, a result, no doubt, of DAZN’s decision last year to focus on the British market. In addition to no longer promoting Haney, Hearn appears to be ending his longtime relationship with two-division titlist Demetrius Andrade.

Another significant hurdle for Hearn is that assuming Davis’ tiff is with Mayweather alone, even if Davis were to leave Mayweather, it may not make much material difference to Davis’ career, as he would still be aligned with his longstanding backers in Haymon and Haymon’s exclusive television partner Showtime.