Vasyl Lomachenko Criticizes Gervonta Davis – “Tank Wasn’t a Good Fighter”

Published 12/12/2021, 3:46 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 21: Gervonta Davis celebrates after he TKO’s Jesus Cuellar in the third round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Championship bout at Barclays Center on April 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

After his recent win over Richard Commey, Vasyl Lomachenko can again expect a shot at the lightweight word titles. The former champion has earned the WBO Interim strap and has expressed interest in the undisputed lightweight title fights. It means Lomachenko can face any of the current 135 lbs world champions.

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It puts WBA lightweight champion, Gervonta Davis, on his radar. However, Lomachenko has refused to credit ‘Tank’ as an A-lister. Despite being an absolute knockout artist and an undefeated three-division champion, Davis doesn’t seem to have earned Lomachenko’s respect.

ES News could derive Lomachenko’s opinion on Gervonta Davis where he reportedly said, “Tank wasn’t a good fighter.”

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Gervonta Davis’ WBA lightweight title defense against Isaac Cruz has been looked down upon by several people. While Davis struggled to dominate Cruz and ended up earning a decision, people ridiculed his chances against the best champions of the 135 lbs division. It seems Vasyl Lomachenko also falls in that bracket.

The current statements from Lomachenko verify he may not be interested in locking horns against Davis. However, the lightweight division has a lot more to offer and we can see ‘The Matrix’ return in 2022 with a blockbuster matchup on board.

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Is Vasyl Lomachenko looking for better opponents than Gervonta Davis?

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Hailing from the Mayweather Promotions, Gervonta Davis is undoubtedly a top-tier name and can offer a world champion status to his lightweight rivals. However, Lomachenko might be eyeing four belts at once and has desired to battle George Kambosos Jr, ahead. Newly crowned champion, Kambosos Jr. vanquished Teofimo Lopez to grab the 135 lbs belts.

OXNARD, CA – APRIL 24: Vasyl Lomachenko works out during a media workout on April 24, 2018 in Oxnard, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)

He has garnered call-outs from Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia since then. Now, Vasyl Lomachenko is also keen to challenge. The Ukrainian star is 16-2 as a professional boxer and is capable of jumping into other weight classes.

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Nevertheless, Lomachenko looks to remain in the lightweight division, especially after becoming a mandatory contender to Kambosos Jr’s belts. That said, his road to the resurrection from the loss against Teofimo Lopez has been exceptional, and he can once again make his decisions at will.

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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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