Josh Taylor: ‘I’m Not Interested In Gervonta Davis’
WBA and IBF Junior-Welterweight Champion Josh Taylor isn’t fazed by Gervonta Davis’ move up to 140 pounds.
Davis will be challenging Mario Barrios for the WBA (Regular) Title on June 26. Davis is already a world champion in the lightweight and super-featherweight divisions. At lightweight, Davis’ championship is considered secondary.
Taylor, who is set to meet WBC and WBO Champion Jose Ramirez on May 22, told talkSPORT that Davis’ change in weight class doesn’t impress him.
“I’m not interested in Gervonta Davis. I’m really not interested and I’m not thinking about them at all. For this belt, for this ‘Mickey Mouse’ belt, I’m not interested. I’m not interested in what they’re gonna do. I’ll come round to whatever happens next, but I’m not even thinking about Gervonta Davis.”
Taylor is aware that WBA, IBF, WBO, The Ring, and WBC (Franchise) Lightweight Champion Teofimo Lopez is also eyeing a showdown with him. Taylor expressed his belief that Lopez must prove himself against Devin Haney.
“He’s saying he’s undisputed champion and he’s not – he’s still got the other belt to win. He’s got to beat Devin Haney to win the other belt, so he’s got unfinished business at lightweight to do. Do I think he’s a very good fighter? Absolutely. I think he’s an outstanding fighter, I think he’s a great fighter. Did he do well to beat Lomachenko? Absolutely, I thought he did brilliant, but he did brilliant against a small lightweight.
“He’s a massive lightweight and Lomachenko’s a very small lightweight. But again, he’s got unfinished business to do, so I’m not thinking about him. I think he’s a good fighter, very well-rounded, good timing, good power, but I’m not interested in him at the minute.”