By Mark Elezaj
LOS ANGELES — Vasiliy Lomachenko revealed Tuesday that he is considering a return to junior lightweight and has his eyes set on one man in particular.
That man, Gervonta “Tank” Davis!
After his media workout Tuesday, Lomachenko stated “Maybe after 135 I go down to 130 one more time and try to organize a fight with Gervonta Davis.”
This is not the first time Lomachenko has mentioned that he wanted to face Davis, the 130-pound WBA champion promoted by Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions. Unfortunately the fight never happened.
But now, Lomachenko has upped the ante.
“It’s true, I can fight with him for free. I don’t need the money. I came for my goal … but Davis never stepped in the ring for free. Never.”
“We have a different promoter. It’s boxing politics. It’s boxing business, you all know about this.”
Bob Arum does not look at Lomachenko vs. Davis as a pay-per-view fight.
“With Gervonta, you gotta understand, ‘Loma’ is an Eastern European, so he looks at guys who are good fighters and likes the challenge of Gervonta Davis, but the truth is it’s not a pay-per-view fight, it wouldn’t do the business.” Arum said.
Arum feels possible fights with Mikey Garcia and Teofimo Lopez would make more money for Lomachenko than a possible fight with Davis.
Both fighters are at different stages in their professional careers. A possible showdown between these two could be a bit away, but you never know.
Lomachenko returns to the ring this Friday night to take on former world champion Anthony Crolla from Manchester, England.
Lomachenko is a strong favorite in the bout, but says he is not looking past Anthony Crolla on Friday.
“He has very big experience, he has very good defense. For me, I just need to show my best style and ‘Style Loma,’ that’s it. For me, I always focus very seriously for all my opponents, so he’s very dangerous, so I’m focusing.”
~ The Fighting Voice ~