Trainer: Gervonta Davis Doesn’t Need Lomachenko
Kevin Cunningham, Gervonta Davis’ trainer, said the young world champion doesn’t need to fight Vasyl Lomachenko to be a major star in boxing.
Cunningham recently spoke to Boxing Scene and said Lomachenko is not a box office draw in boxing unlike Davis, who has been a part of boxing events that have drawn close to 14,000 attendants. Cunningham claimed Davis is on track to become one of the top names in boxing and that a fight with Lomachenko is not necessary for Davis to reach new heights of stardom.
“Tank’s the bigger draw. He doesn’t need Lomachenko. When Tank fights in New York it’s in front of 14-15 thousand people. Lomachenko fights in New York and can’t draw over 5 thousand,” Cunningham told Boxing Scene.
“Tank’s also more exciting to watch, has more knockouts and more social media followers. Lomachenko is considered pound-for-pound #1 by some but just made his first million dollar payday. Plain and simple, Lomachenko is not a box office draw. Tank’s on track to be one of the biggest stars in boxing and doesn’t need Lomachenko to do it.”
Earlier this month, Floyd Mayweather said in an interview with Showtime that he was in talks with Top Rank about possibly having Davis fight Lomachenko if both boxers win their next respective fights. Davis is coming off a WBA super featherweight title win over Jesus Cuellar while Lomachenko is getting ready to fight Jorge Linares for the WBA lightweight title on May 12.
Original Story: Boxing Scene