Lomachenko Calls Out Mayweather For Sheltering Davis
The feeling still isn’t likely to be mutual, but Vasyl Lomachenko wants to fight Gervonta Davis.
Vasyl Lomachenko has made it clear on Tuesday, that he wants to fight Gervonta Davis by sending a Tweet to Floyd Mayweather Jr. that referred to Mayweather’s reluctance to match Davis against the undefeated Lomachnko. Mayweather, whose company promotes Davis, has repeatedly indicated that Davis won’t fight Lomachenko at any point in the foreseeable future.
“It would have been an honor to fight you in your prime but I’m not talking about you. Please stop hiding your fighter.”
That Tweet was misinterpreted to mean Lomachenko wants to fight the 40-year-old Mayweather, but later clarified that he was calling out Davis.
Davis doesn’t have a fight scheduled for 2018 as of yet, but is expected to head in a different direction than Lomachenko for his first fight of 2018. The unbeaten Baltimore native lost his IBF super featherweight title the day before his last bout because he was unable to make the division’s 130-pound limit.
Davis knocked out Costa Rica’s Francisco Fonseca in the eighth round the next day on the Mayweather-McGregor undercard at T-Mobile Arena.
Lomachenko, meanwhile, seeks an opponent for a return that’ll probably take place sometime in April. The Ukrainian southpaw, fresh off his technical-knockout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux on December 9 in New York, will remain at 130 pounds for his next fight if he can’t find an appealing opponent at lightweight.
Two names that interest Lomachenko following his win against Rigondeaux are no longer options for his next fight.
Mikey Garcia, the unbeaten WBC lightweight champion, will remain at 140 pounds for his next bout when he challenges IBF junior welterweight champ Sergey Lipinets on February 10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
And Orlando Salido, the only fighter to defeat Lomachenko as a professional, lost by ninth-round knockout to Miguel Roman on December 9 in Las Vegas, about an hour after Lomachenko beat Rigondeaux.