Gervonta Davis Names the Best Active Lightweight Boxer

Published 11/26/2021, 9:18 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 24: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Gervonta Davis speaks to the Media during SHOWTIME SPORTS 2018 Boxing Announcements at Cipriani on Jnauary 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


The lightweight division consists of some stellar young guns like Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, and Gervonta Davis. All of these stalwarts have the ability to allure millions of boxing fans with their aggressive yet captivating fight styles.

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But among all these young guns, there’s one established veteran who’s predominantly the best lightweight of this era.

Recently, ‘Tank’ was in a chat with Brian Custer. Here, he mentioned the best active lightweight boxer.

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“I mean..is it..I can’t..I say Lomachenko cause he done more,” he said.

Just like Davis, many others regard ‘Loma’ as one prime lightweight boxer of all time. The Ukrainian boxer is a sensational fighting personality who’s done wonders in the sport. However, last year, Lomachenko let Teofimo Lopez pull off an upset, ending up on the losing side.

Since this loss, ‘Loma’ is eager to settle his scores with ‘The Takeover.’ However, the latter has a fight aligned already with George Kambosos Jr., and because of that, it doesn’t seem like Lomachenko will get his hands on Lopez soon.

The former champ has continued his stint, irrespective of getting aligned against ‘The Takeover.’

In his last outing, Lomachenko beat Masayoshi Nakatani. With that, he was hopeful of getting a rematch with Lopez. But ‘The Takeover’ is keen on moving up a weight class, and ‘Loma’s aspiration to beat his rival might not come to fruition.

Gervonta Davis remains on fleek with his comments on Vasyl Lomachenko

Davis shares immense respect for Lomachenko and in the above interview, he credited the Ukrainian boxer in his own way.

Moving on, Lomachenko will take up the ring space for the second time this year on December 11. The 33-year-old will face Richard Commey, in a quest to advance his chances towards a title shot.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 11: Vasiliy Lomachenko poses on the scale during his official weigh-in ahead of his unified lightweight title defense against Anthony Crolla at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

Fans have a lot of hope from Lomachenko in this bout, and the southpaw boxer will look to meet everyone’s expectations.

Also, Lomachenko will have his eyes set on reclaiming his hard-earned titles to eventually cement his spot as the best lightweight boxer.

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It’ll be interesting to see how he fares in this bout.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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