Lomachenko will get a lot of attention in fighting Teofimo next, but his popularity could fall off if he doesn’t continue to face the guys the fans want to see. “He doesn’t have enough experience. “I think that's exactly what will happen with Teofimo Lopez. I’m an Athlete,” said Lomachenko. And there’s little doubt in the welterweight titlist’s head that Lopez is absolutely prepared to take on an opponent of Lomachenko’s caliber. Manny Pacquiao weighs about the same as Lomachenko after he rehydrates, and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t fight him. If Teofimo catches him, he’ll hurt him and might beat him. I think Lopez is a good fighter. But, Linares exposed him a little bit. He just had one with Ivan Baranchyk where the two knocked each other down eight times in five rounds before Zepeda finished off his opponent with a ludicrous knockout that will almost surely result in the fight of the year. The 24-year-old Gervonta and Nunez fought on Showtime at the Royal Farms Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. By Mark Eisner: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis says he’s ready to face Vasiliy Lomachenko now, and he wants that fight sometime in 2020. Lomachenko is currently the … But Santa Cruz, who will face Gervonta “Tank” Davis on Oct. 31 for a 130- and 135-pound title, comes close to that line. Gervonta Davis isn’t a guy that Lomachenko feels confident of fighting, as he sees him and his management more as businessmen. “I can lose my weight, and fight with a top fighter at 130. 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I couldn’t get Gervonta “Tank” Davis to give me a straight answer when I talked to him earlier this week—all he’d say is “I’m a boxing fan. Vasyl Lomachenko wants to fight Teofimo Lopez and Gervonta Davis in 2020 (ESPN) Vasyl Lomachenko insists he wants to face Teofimo Lopez in his next fight before taking on Gervonta Davis in late 2020. Now it’s up to Davis’ promoters at Mayweather Promotions if they’ll give him permission to fight the 31-year-old Lomachenko. Loma’s going to come out and find his rhythm, figure out what’s going to work, and use it .. .I think the fight is more complex for Teofimo than it is for Lomachenko.”. That would mean these fighters would be potential options for Lomachenko: There’s a lot more money to be made for Lomachenko in fighting those guys than the three super featherweights from the Top Rank stable. The bigger fights are there for Lomachenko at 135, 140 and 147. “I think Lomachenko,” Zepeda told Boxing Scene. Teofimo is bigger and stronger. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Gervonta Davis Ready For A Fight With Loma Sometime Next Year. Luke Campbell thinks Ryan Garcia does not want Jorge Linares just yet, Gervonta Davis reveals the secret to his power (video), 'Gervonta Davis beats Josh Taylor & I want to retire Frampton,' says Tyler McCreary. I think he’s fast, he’s sharp. Though Lomachenko is the solid betting favorite at -450, Lopez, a +325 underdog, is younger and bigger than him. He’s only getting older, and we can make the same amount of money fighting other people.’. “But he's dealing with a three-division world champion, a two-time (Olympic) gold medalist, a world champion since his third pro fight. “I’m 31-years-old, and I’m not 20-years-old,” Lomachenko said in making it clear that he’s not willing to move up to 147 for big fights. I might lean a little more toward Lomachenko, because he has the experience. The 5’5 1/2″ Davis has the power to beat the 5’7″ Lomachenko, but maybe not the size. I've also contributed to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe, and in 2013, I established a podcast, Mightier Than the Sword, that deals with writing, journalism and the people who produce it. Out of me and him [Lomachenko] or Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua, I think they’re the two biggest fights that everyone wants to see in the sport right now,” said Davis. I would say that Teofimo has that puncher’s chance. Wish 'Coming 2 America' Was In Theaters ... ©2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. By Mark Eisner: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis says he’s ready to face Vasiliy Lomachenko now, and he wants that fight sometime in 2020. LOMACHENKO CLOWNS TANK DAVIS YOU NEVER FIGHT IN MAIN EVENT "I'LL FIGHT YOU FOR FREE!" “That’s going to be fight of the year,” welterweight star Shawn Porter said, via Bad Left Hook. He’s been there before. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. But I think at 135, the next time we do this broadcast with you, Teddy, we’re going to need two more tables to put the two more belts here,” said Klimas about Lomachenko. Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz winner. We will get in there for sure.". There’s some really great fights for Lomachenko if he moves up. But he’s young, he’s vibrant ... that’s a dangerous combination. I think we know what we’re going to get from Loma. In the beginning, it was very hard, because nobody wants to fight a guy 5-0, 3-1, but now that he’s already established pound-for-pound #1, everybody knows that in fighting Lomachenko, ‘we can make money,’ and I think right now it’s a little bit easier than it used to be,” said Klimas. Lomachenko sees himself as an athlete, who is looking to get the biggest fights. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Pacquiao is faster, stronger and can do everything Lomachenko can do. All the lions are gunning for Lomachenko, and now he’s talking about wanting to move down to 130. He’s no slouch. Even the trilogy fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin would likely be bigger than Lomachenko vs. Davis. 31-year-old Lomachenko -- the unified lightweight champ -- is widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. “That kid is not going to beat Lomachenko,” he told the Showtime Boxing podcast. WBA, WBO, WBC Lightweight World Title contest between Vasily Lomachenko and Luke Campbell at The O2 Arena on August 31, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images), their lightweight fight at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 08, 2018 in New York City. Stands by Prison Reform Work with Trump ... At Smithsonian's African American History Museum. No,” said Lomachenko when asked if he can fight at welterweight . “Now, it’s my limit [at 135], because 135 is not my natural weight,” said Lomachenko. He’s coming to fight and he’s coming to knock out Lomachenko.”, Sergiy Derevyanchenko: The middleweight contender who is coming off a tough loss to Jermall Charlo last month used to be amateur teammates with Lomachenko. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Just like Davis, Lomachenko fights around 130 pounds ... so, fans would LOVE to see the two stars face off. He's a young, strong, hungry bull and a world champion,” Mora said, via DAZN. “They are making money. By Chris Williams: Vasyl Lomachenko says he’s not going to move up in weight any further if/when he unifies the 135-lb division. Davis has generated a LOT of hype over the years, but fans are still waiting for him to get in the ring with a true top-flight opponent ... which brings us to Loma. If it goes to a decision, with Lomachenko’s experience and footwork, he could win a decision. Terence Crawford: Along with Canelo Alvarez and Naoya Inoue, Crawford could also be considered the top fighter on the pound-for-pound list. “I’m not picking a winner but I’ll break it down. The positive about Lomachenko moving back down to 130 is that his promoters at Top Rank can make those three fights, because they promote all three. That said, let’s talk to the fighters and experts of the sport who know these boxers better than most anybody else and see who they predict will win. I think he bit off more than he could chew,” Hernandez told me recently. “But Lomachenko is strong, too, and experienced and technical. He was a tough opponent. It’s a lot to deal with Lomachenko.”, Oscar De La Hoya: When Lomachenko briefly struggled with Linares, getting knocked down for the first time in his career, that moment gave this Hall of Fame legend an idea that Lomachenko might be sliopping. Lomachenko is the favorite to win that fight. Both fighters haven’t established themselves as huge draws yet, and it would be premature to compare a fight between them to a clash between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua. It’s one of boxing’s biggest nights of 2020, and it could end up becoming a modern classic. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. You're dealing with an old bull with matador moves. Davis is the undefeated WBA super featherweight champion. “That’s enough, and he wouldn’t go to welterweight, he’d go to 140, junior welterweight. Tevin Farmer likely won’t fight Lomachenko.
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