Loma Happy To Step Aside For Davis Vs. Stevenson

Gervonta Davis’ trainer, co-trainer Kenny Ellis, says Vasiliy Lomachenko will step aside to allow the Shakur Stevenson fight.

Davis knocked out Frank Martin in his last fight in a successful defense of his WBA Lightweight Title. Lomachenko was identified as the next likely target. Bob Arum said talks were underway with a view to making the fight by the end of the year. Ellis also revealed that he was devising a game plan for Loma before stating that a fight was set for November. No official announcement was made, leaving fans none the wiser.

Shakur is now a free agent following his last fight with Top Rank. He defeated Artem Harutyunyan to retain his WBC Lightweight Title. Stevenson rejected a five-fight deal with Top Rank worth $15 million to pursue other opportunities. A deal with PBC makes the Tank Davis fight much easier to make.

Shakur is not in his best form, while making Loma wait another year at the age of 36 wears him down further. Given that Stevenson is seen as Davis’ biggest threat, that is the fight to make for the boxing fans. Ellis has suggested that Loma is open to allowing that fight to take place next. The winner would then face Loma in a huge unification.

“Breaking news: Lomachenko said he will step aside and let Gervonta Davis fight Shakur Stevenson this fall, and he’ll fight the winner in early 2025,” Kenny Ellis said 

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