Will The WBA Order Gervonta Davis Vs. George Kambosos Jr?
The WBA should do something about Gervonta Davis, the WBA “regular” lightweight champion, and George Kambosos Jr, the WBA “super” lightweight champion.
The sanctioning body should order Davis vs Kambosos to unify all respective divisions and continue its title cleanup. In August, WBA President Gilberto Mendoza announced the reduction policy on its number of championships to help eliminate confusion within divisions.
Davis previously held three belts, but is now down to one due to the policy. He vacated his WBA “super” junior lightweight title and junior welterweight title.
Davis is now down to his “regular” lightweight belt, which he has yet to make a mandatory defense of. He won the title by defeating Mario Barrios in June.
Kambosos emerged into the picture when he scored a major upset victory over former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez in November. He holds the WBA “super” title belt.
Now, as the sanctioning body continues reducing unnecessary versions of its belts, ordering Davis vs Kambosos would seem to be the next correct step. But promoter Leonard Ellerbe, who handles Davis with Floyd Mayweather, is doubtful this fight will happen.
“We’re not going to go out there and overpay a fighter just because you all say he’s a big-name fighter,” Ellerbe said.
“We’re not in the business of [losin] money like those other promoters.”
If this fight isn’t ordered, Davis could be forced to drop his remaining title.
According to the new championship rules, Davis would have had to fight Kambosos and Taylor in either 2022 or 2023 to keep both straps.