Gervonta Davis has left a trail of evidence on Twitter over the last two months expressing displeasure on how his career has been handled by Mayweather Promotions.

The lightweight knockout artist and box office draw went as far as saying his contract was up with the company in a since-deleted tweet on March 24.

Davis dove into his stance in more detail in an interview with the “Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custe” that was filmed on April 7 but released on May 23. 

Custer met with Davis on the day of the kickoff press conference announcing Davis’ Showtime pay-per-view fight against Rolando Romero this Saturday and asked last month, “Has the time come for Tank Davis to take control of his own career and leave Mayweather Promotions?”

“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.” 

Custer asked: “So this is your last fight with Mayweather Promotions?”

“Yes sir,” Davis said with a nod.  

Custer also asked for Davis to comment on Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s remarks in an interview the Hall of Fame fighter had with soon after Davis aired his feelings. 

In March, Mayweather said the following in regard to Davis: "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."

Davis told Custer: “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.” 

The Baltimore-bred Davis has distanced himself from Mayweather while preparing for Romero. 

After holding his last three training camps at Mayweather’s gym in Las Vegas, Davis opted to train in Miami ahead of Saturday’s fight. 

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