“He Can’t Even Sell Tickets”- Gervonta Davis Mocks Teofimo Lopez’s Drawing Power

Published 10/22/2021, 8:48 AM EDT


Three-weight champion Gervonta Davis is far from meeting unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez in a potential clash, which can be a massive hit at the Box Office. However, he is already aiming shots at ‘Take Over’, demeaning Lopez’s ability to sell tickets. Despite not being aligned in a fight, Lopez and Davis have been feuding.

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The unbeaten world champions have been the best in their divisions, and only an in-ring bout can settle the ‘best man’ between the two. That said, both of them have their respective fights on board. Lopez will defend his belts against George Kambosos Jr. on November 27 at the MSG in New York.

After several derailments and cancelations, the lightweight title fight came to life under the Matchroom stable. Davis reflected his opinion on the fight and bashed Lopez for being unable to sell the tickets.

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Speaking with Little Giant Boxing, ‘Tank’ said, “They ain’t gonna do nothing. Teofimo [Lopez] need to worry about selling some tickets. He can’t even sell tickets and he about to fight in New York. And that will only hold what 4,000. Tell them to sell some tickets.”

Lopez, 16-0, has been under Top Rank Promotions for a while. However, a win against Vasyl Lomachenko urged him to demand more money and split ways with Top Rank-ESPN for his first title defense.

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After failing to step up for Triller, ‘Take Over’, who has joined hands with Matchroom-DAZN, looks set to appear after more than a month from now. Meanwhile, Gervonta Davis has also bagged a massive fight for himself against Rolando Romero and seems steps above Lopez at this time.

Gervonta Davis is surpassing them all

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On looking at the current lightweight stars, Gervonta Davis may have accomplished more than any of his contemporaries. The unbeaten knockout artist has held multiple titles. And seems to have bagged his biggest fight so far against Rolando Romero on December 5 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates with Floyd Mayweather following victory against Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

‘Rolly’ Romero is 14-0 as a professional with 12 KOs under his name. He is clearly a rightful contender for Davis’ WBA lightweight title and can offer a tough challenge. As Teofimo Lopez and Gervonta Davis will defend their titles in a gap of a week, the entire 135 lbs division can expect massive attention.

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Neither man can afford to lose at this stage, which makes the current scenario even more interesting. Do you think Gervonta Davis and Teofimo Lopez will remain unbeaten after 2021?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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