Davis: “Of Course Loma Wants To Fight Me”
With a win on Saturday night, Gervonta Davis got one step closer to a fight against unified lightweight champion Vasily Lomachenko.
Davis won the “regular” WBA lightweight champion in a 12th-round knockout of Yuriokis Gamboa in Atlanta, which makes the Baltimore native the mandatory challenger to Lomachenko, who holds the WBA “super” lightweight title.
“I mean, you’re saying ‘moving closer to that fight,’ it’s like he above me,” Davis told Boxing Scene following his win over Gamboa.
“You know, I don’t feel nobody above me. I’m the cash cow, I believe, at 135, 130. I’m setting all records. I’m putting butts in the seats, so I don’t think he doing that. So, you know, line ‘em up. I’m willing to fight anybody. I’m ready.”
Davis’ last two fights as a headliner not only brought eyes to Showtime but 14,129 fans for his win over Gamboa inside the State Farm Arena, but also a capacity crowd of 14,686 inside the Royal Farms Arena in Davis’ hometown of Baltimore.
“Of course,” Davis said of Lomachenko wanting to fight him, while it will most likely be fellow lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez fighting Lomachenko next due to both being under the Top Rank banner.
“I think right now it’s like people will fight me off of – I’m not trying to be cocky – but off of, you know, them making [a lot of money]. It’s a big risk, but also, it’s a big payday, so a lot of people wanna get paid. Like [Lomachenko] is at the end of his career, I believe, so – well, not at the end of his career. He up in age, you know, so he trying to make the biggest fights he can make in a short period of time. So, everybody got they different path. But I’m 25 years old. My stretch a little longer than his, so we takin’ our time.”