Mayweather To Loma: Fight Mikey Garcia
Following Tuesday’s social media smack talk from WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, Floyd Mayweather responded to the undefeated fighter.
Lomachenko’s ire wasn’t directed squarely at the retired boxer, but at his promotional company, who represents Gervonta Davis. Lomachenko has desired a fight with Davis for some time, but Mayweather Promotions has made it known that Davis won’t face “Hi-Tech” anytime soon.
Davis has been out of the ring since knocking out Francisco Fonseca, as part of the Mayweather-McGregor undercard at T-Mobile Arena in August.
The day before that fight, Davis was stripped of the IBF title for his failure to make weight.
Lomachenko stopped Guillermo Rigondeaux in six one-sided rounds in New York City on December 9th.
Mayweather responded to Lomachenko telling him to get his promoters to set a fight with undefeated WBC lightweight champion, Mikey Garcia.
“If Lomachenko is what they say he is, I think they should make him and Mikey Garcia…I mean, that’s just my honest opinion…great fighters always move up…we call that legendary…a lot of fighters are taking shots at Tank…at the end of the day…Tank is not perfect, but his boxing record is,” said Mayweather to Fighthype.com.
While Garcia holds the lightweight title, its not guaranteed that he will ever fight at lightweight again.
Garcia, for the moment, will remain at 140 pounds for his next bout, when he challenges IBF junior welterweight champ Sergey Lipinets on February 10th.
While Garcia is hoping to face Jorge Linares at some point in 2018, Garcia has doubts that his former promoters Top Rank to fight Lomachenko.