Vasiliy Lomachenko Thinks He Knows Why He Has Yet To Face Gervonta Davis
Vasily Lomachenko doesn’t think he can give too much credit to Gervonta Davis.
Lomachenko previously said that the WBA regular lightweight champion only gets put into fights his promotion, Mayweather Promotions, know he’ll win. So, Lomachenko doesn’t think they’ll ever meet in the ring.
“They only fight with guys who they believe they can win this fight,” Lomachenko said to a group of reporters.
“They pair their boxers with opponents that they believe their boxers can win.”
Davis, 27, is known for his punching power. His knockout-to-win percentage is at 93%.
He has held world championships in three weight classes including WBA regular lightweight, WBA regular super lightweight from June to December and the IBF super featherweight since 2018 and August 2021.
Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) most recently defeated Isaac Cruz via unanimous decision while some argue it should have gone in favor of Cruz.
Prior to that, Davis notched victories against Mario Barrios and Leo Santa Cruz.
Lomachenko, meanwhile, is coming off a dominant win over former IBF titlist Richard Commey, who he knocked down in the seventh, but survived to the final round.
The Ukrainian boxer bagged a unanimous decision win.
Lomachenko before that fight said the reason no one in the lightweight division is calling him out is because he’s like Voldemort from “Harry Potter.” In the series, Voldemort is the main villain referred to as “He Who Shall Not Be Named.”
Still, the former lightweight champion is open to fighting anyone, including Davis.
“I always said I’m open for the fight but you know boxing politics,” he said. “They know that I have real skills.”