REGIS PROGRAIS claimed Floyd Mayweather would never allow Gervonta Davis to fight him as the pair traded X-rated insults.
Davis, a three-time super-featherweight world champion, is set to step up TWO divisions for his next fight, at light-welterweight.
On Twitter, the question was asked who would win between Davis, 26, and Prograis, 32, an ex-WBA champion at 140lb.
And it sparked a war of words between the pair, as Davis posted: “I will beat the shit out this bum ass n****..”
But Prograis hit back: “Y’all really think Tank could f*** with me???
“I mean I know he’s popular and he’s a pretty good fighter but I would hurt that lil boy.
“Floyd would never let him close to me. They’ll need a restraining order after f***ing with me.”
Davis, promoted by mentor Mayweather, 44, last fought in October as he knocked out Leo Santa Cruz, 32, with a stunning uppercut.
He won the WBA super-featherweight title and ‘Regular’ belt at lightweight.
Davis is now in line to challenge for the same secondary strap against Mario Barros in the summer.
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The American was touted to face lightweight rival Ryan Garcia, 22, but talks appear to have stalled.
Prograis, who was narrowly beaten by Josh Taylor in October 2019, returned to beat Juan Heraldez a year later.
He faces Ivan Redkach, 34, next on April 17, on the undercard of YouTuber Jake Paul’s headliner against retired UFC star Ben Askren.