Mayweather Not Keen on Davis-Lomachenko
22 year old Gervonta Davis put on a star performance on Saturday in Brooklyn, knocking out Jose Pedraza to win the IBF junior lightweight title. In that division, pound-for-pound elite boxer Vasyl Lomachenko reigns supreme, but Davis’s promoter Floyd Mayweather is not rushing to set up a unification fight.
After Davis (17-0, 16 KOs) won the belt at the Barclays Center, Mayweather said that they were going to take things slowly before pursuing any kind of big-money, big-risk fight.
“We’re not rushing,” Mayweather said. “We’re not rushing. We’re not thinking about Lomachenko. Lomachenko’s with Top Rank. Let him stay over there with Top Rank. That’s where he’s at. My guy’s gonna do his job and I’m gonna make sure I do my job to the best of my ability, to get what he wants.
“There’s not rush. You young. We want to build that bank account, be smart, make the right moves. We’re not looking to unify the belts right now. We’re gonna be smart. We gonna move and let him make money, and let his money build. And when the time is right, we’re gonna take the fights we need.”
As Davis is only 22, it is not surprising that he won’t be thrown in with a pound-for-pound great like Lomachenko anytime soon. If Davis’s title-winning performance is anything to go by, though, he is certainly a fighter to watch in the 130-lb division.