Gervonta Davis Accused Of Avoiding Shakur Stevenson

Gervonta Davis has been accused of staying away from Shakur Stevenson.

That is according to Paulie Malignaggi. Davis is coming off an eighth-round KO win against Frank Martin. In his post-fight presser, several names were mentioned for Davis: Vasiliy Lomachenko and Shakur. Current reports indicate Loma could be the next fight. Bob Arum has confirmed talks are underway, with hopes a fight could happen in November. However, Lomachenko is not in his prime.

The 36-year-old has lost to Teofimo Lopez and Devin Haney, as the three-division champion has shown chinks in his armor. While Lomachenko defeated George Kambosos Jr. in his last fight to win the IBF Lightweight Title, Malignaggi wanted the Stevenson fight.

Shakur has been calling out Davis and is in his prime. Much like Lomachenko, it would be a unification fight since Shakur has the WBC belt. Shakur’s defensive style may make it less of a spectacle, but it would require Davis to face a technical boxer like no other.

“They talked about Lomachenko at the post-fight press conference. Stevenson was always mentioning Lomachenko’s name. Now that Lomachenko is 175 years old and he still looks good, but you’re [Tank Davis] naming Lomachenko at the post-fight press conference [last Saturday night], but now Stevenson is the prime guy who doesn’t represent a risk that you want to take. 

“This is my issue here. When I wanted to see Davis and Lomachenko, I wanted to see Davis and Lomachenko. I don’t need to see Davis and Lomachenko when it’s too late already. Now, I want to see Davis and Stevenson. Guess what? Nobody is talking about Davis and Stevenson. That’s my issue. That’s my problem with boxing,” Malignaggi said

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