The yearslong beef between Gervonta Davis and Timothy Bradley Jr. keeps growing new tentacles.

Davis recently commented that Bradley’s Hall of Fame career “was really ass – facts.” 

The statement was a much more toned-down version than what Davis tweeted in 2019 in response to Bradley comparing Davis’ caliber of opponents at the time to cab drivers.  

“Tim Bradley can suck a d!ck. It’s always an old person hating. He didn’t start to fight real opponents till he had 26 fights, little soft-hitting ass! My daughter hits harder than him … bobblehead motherf-----! Another person I will be way richer [than] and have more star power. And I’m half his age and with fewer fights.” 

Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KOs) has transitioned into TV as a commentator for ESPN ever since retiring in 2016 following a loss to Manny Pacquiao in a trilogy fight. 

Naturally, many of the conversations Bradley partakes in nowadays involve Davis.

Bradley was recently asked how Davis would do in his forthcoming fight against Ryan Garcia. 

Bradley has previously backed Davis to stop Garcia, but now, he’s changing his tune, and firing shots back at the Baltimore-bred boxer as well. 

“I’m rooting for [Garcia], and I want him to win because I’m not a fan of Tank, I’ll be honest with you. I’m not a fan of his. I’m not a fan of what he does and how he operates outside the ring. I want Ryan Garcia to knock his ass out. Knock him out. Sit him on his pants, and give him a rude awakening. I can hope, but I don’t know if that’s going to happen,” Bradley told Fight Hub TV. 

“It’s not personal. Everybody has their opinion. It’s not personal. I don’t like the guy because of that. I don’t like the guy because of what I hear and what I see. I think he’s a piece of sh!t. I honestly do. I think he’s a piece of sh!t. You put your hand on women like that. Bro, you’re a piece of sh!t in my book. You’re not a man.

“Is he ready? Dammnit, [Garcia] is ready. He’s already tasted the canvas [against Luke Campbell in 2021] and knows what that feels like. He can punch, and he has great size over Tank as well. 

“Stylistically, there are some problems that I can see that can serve Ryan Garcia up. If he can fix these problems moving forward with this fight, he has a chance, a damn good chance, a puncher’s chance.

“With his speed, his quickness, and his youth, he got a chance, there’s no doubt about it, but he’s got to fix these holes first. I’m not going to give you that. You’ve got a trainer. I’m not getting paid for this. You got a trainer, bro. He can tell you what it is.”

Bradley also offered his thoughts on Davis’ recent stoppage win against Hector Luis Garcia. 

“It was what I expected. It was pretty much a walk in the park. He dominated. For me, Hector is a 130-pounder, man. I didn’t think anything different of it. The fact that [Davis] was facing another southpaw interested me a bit, but I knew Tank was going to get the job done. He didn’t land that hard kill shot to end the night in dramatic fashion, but he still landed what he needed to land to get the knockout win,” said Bradley.

“I think [Premier Boxing Champions head Al] Haymon and Mayweather Promotions, they’ve done a great job with building him, a great job of building the brand. Okay, you got the brand now. The kid is a star. The kid sells out arenas. Now, it’s time to give him his career – a Hall of Fame career. 

“That’s what Tank should be thinking about. You want to be remembered for the rest of his career. The money is great and all, but get in there and fight somebody, bro. Fight somebody where we don’t know who is going to win that fight. Take that risk because you’re now known. Everybody knows you. Your brand is built. But can we get the fights now that people want to see?” 

Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist, writer and broadcast reporter. He’s also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and MMA Journalists Association. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan, via email at manouk[dot]akopyan[at] or on