Davis On Lomachenko: ‘I See Myself Breaking Him Down’
With Floyd Mayweather by his side, Gervonta Davis has been able to market himself as a true phenomenon in boxing. “Tank” has over 22 wins via knockout in 23 fights and is the current WBA Lightweight and WBA Super-Featherweight Champion. Big fights can come from big wins.
The one big fight that has eluded Davis (23-0), however, is one with Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Over the past few years, there has been a back and forth as to whether Davis and Lomachenko (14-1) should compete against one another. Mayweather (50-0) has stated his team is not rushing to get the fight going, but did end up stating Davis would knock Lomachenko out. That is how Davis also sees it.
“I see myself breaking him down during the, probably about the ninth, 10th round,” Davis stated to WBA President Gilberto Mendoza, via Boxing Scene. “I see myself breaking him down. It’s not too many people out there that can, you know, stand toe-to-toe [with] me, especially at 130 or 135. I don’t see nobody standing toe-to-toe with me.”
Lomachenko last fought in 2019, beating Luke Campbell via unanimous decision to win the WBC Lightweight Title. The win added onto his collection that includes the WBA, WBO and The Ring Lightweight Titles. There have been rumblings of a fight against Teofimo Lopez inside Madison Square Garden, but the coronavirus has halted those plans. While he appears to be busy, that hasn’t stopped him from calling out Mayweather for “sheltering” Davis away from him.
Davis is coming off of a TKO-win against rival Yuriorkis Gamboa in December. He is reportedly set to face off against Leo Santa Cruz, with either the summer or fall being a possibility. The 25-year-old was recently charged in a domestic violence case that saw him grab the mother of his child.
As far as future fights, Davis went on to say that he can see himself fighting Lomachenko, Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney, the latter two being young stars that have called out Davis. He believes the outcome will be the same; his hands in the air. Davis has confidence and ranks himself just outside of his top three in boxing.
“Not to be cocky,” Davis went on to say, “but I think I’m probably one of the top skillful fighters that fight on TV now, besides Canelo, Pacquiao, I wanna say Errol [Spence] and Terence [Crawford], things like that. But I feel like I have enough skills to be one of them top guys.”
How do you see a fight between Davis and Lomachenko going?