Mayweather: Davis Would KO Lomachenko
Last week it seemed the relationship between Gervonta Davis and his mentor/promoter Floyd Mayweather would be considered “frosty” at best.
Davis took to Twitter to seemingly subtweet Mayweather, and claim the currently retired boxer didn’t want to see him succeed. Bob Arum, who is the promoter for Vasyl Lomachenko, also believes that Mayweather’s relationship with Davis was acrimonious. Arum told reporters following Lomachenko’s win over Jorge Linares, that Mayweather wanted to “throw Davis under the bus” in a fight with Lomachenko.
Mayweather is currently in Toronto to support Badou Jack’s quest to win the WBC light heavyweight title, and was asked his thoughts about a potential Lomachenko and Davis encounter.
“Lomachenko is a solid fighter, but I can tell Tank what to do if the fight ever happened – which I don’t think it’s going to happen. The fight that I think is going up happen, is that Mikey Garcia will end up fighting Lomachenko. I don’t think Lomachenko hits as hard as Mikey Garcia, I don’t think so,” Mayweather told Fight Hype.
Mayweather believes if the Baltimore native was the one who knocked down Lomachenko, the Ukranian fighter wouldn’t have made it out of the round.
“The shot he got hit with wasn’t even a hard shot. And I’ll tell you this, I truly believe that Gervonta is a much, much bigger puncher than Linares, claimed Mayweather this week.
“If Gervonta would have dropped Lomachenko, he would have finished him. He’s a finisher. When he gets you hurt, its not a like a Money Mayweather.”
Mayweather would continue to compare Davis to a younger Mayweather, by claiming that, “the thing you got to understand about ‘Money Mayweather’ – is by that time the body was broken down. Now ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ would have gone for the kill. He’s like a ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ going for the kill when he smells blood.”
Report Via: FightHype