Loma Would Fight Davis For Free
Vasyl Lomachenko squares off with mandatory challenger, Anthony Crolla, this weekend, but the unified lightweight champion has another fight in mind, and is willing to do it on the house.
“Maybe after 135 I go down to 130 one more time and try to organize a fight with Gervonta Davis,” Lomachenko said after his media workout for his fight at Staples Center this weekend.
Lomachenko has craved a fight with the junior lightweight champion for sometime, but feels Davis and Mayweather prefer making money against lesser opponents than facing him.
“It’s true,” Lomachenko said. “I can fight with him for free. I don’t need the money. I came for my goal … but (Davis) never stepped in the ring for free. Never.
“We have a different promoter. It’s boxing politics. It’s boxing business, you all know about this.”
“With Gervonta, you gotta understand, ‘Loma’ is an Eastern European, so he looks at guys who are good fighters and likes the challenge of Gervonta Davis, but the truth is it’s not a pay-per-view fight,” Lomachenko’s promoter, Bob Arum said. “It wouldn’t do the business.”
Arum astonished many when he thought Mikey Garcia, who he engaged in a bitter legal battle with, would be a more valuable opponent for Lomachenko than Davis would.
“Where do we go from here (for Lomachenko),” Arum said. “There’s (Richard) Commey, the IBF champion, there might be Mikey Garcia if he stays at 135. We’re not going up to 140, and then down the road there’s Teofimo Lopez.”
Quotes: Boxing Scene