Gervonta Davis Reacts to Teofimo Lopez’s Postponed Fight: “That Boy Can’t Sell a F**king Ticket”

Published 06/19/2021, 6:32 AM EDT
BROOKLYN, NY – JULY 29: Gervonta Davis answers questions during a media availability on July 29, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


A few days back, the boxing fans suffered an abrupt shock as the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. fight got postponed to August 14th. As the champ, Lopez, tested positive for COVID-19, everyone involved in staging this fight decided to move it ahead.

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However, this didn’t quite impress the undefeated Gervonta Davis. Speaking to ESNEWS, he gave an astonishing take on Teofimo Lopez and detailed why this fight got canceled.

“That boy can’t sell a f**kin ticket, that’s why it got canceled,” he said.

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The world knows about the extensive rivalry between Teofimo Lopez and Gervonta Davis. Both of them never spare a chance to take a dig at each other. And this time, it was ‘Tank’ who went all guns blazing against ‘The Takeover’.

Lopez was in contention to face Kambosos Jr. for a long time. Also, after much rigmarole, this contest got set for June 19th. Following Lopez’s positive test, the event received its third date. Initially, it was set for June 5.

‘The Takeover’ grabbed every hardcore boxing lover’s attention by beating the veteran Vasyl Lomachenko in his last fight. He put on a prolific performance, and being the underdog, he fared way better than expected.

That said, his 12-round war with Kambosos Jr. was expected to attract more eyeballs than before.

Teofimo Lopez vs Gervonta Davis – Where will this rift end?

Lopez and Davis rank among the most astounding talents of the 135-pound division. The undefeated stalwarts have the ability to smother any and every opponent thrown in front of them.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Teofimo Lopez Jr celebrates after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko (not pictured) in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

But fans enjoy the feud between these two and they’re keen to see the duo take up the ring space. However, a fight between these two might not happen as ‘Tank’ has a fight aligned with Mario Barrios for the WBA super-lightweight strap.

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Considering that, the probability of this fight taking place is less. But it can still happen if ‘The Takeover’ moves up, or ‘Tank’ comes back down.

What do you conclude of Davis’ remarks on Teofimo Lopez?

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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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