Vasyl Lomachenko Targeting a Fight With Gervonta Davis

Published 01/01/2021, 4:47 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Vasyl Lomachenko smiles during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


Vasyl Lomachenko desires to continue his run in the lightweight division as he envisioned a rematch against Teofimo Lopez or a fight against Gervonta Davis in 2021.

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The 32-year-old lost his unified crown against Teofimo Lopez in a 12-round battle on October 17th, which also ended his 13-fight win streak. However, the Ukrainian didn’t accept the defeat plain.

He cussed it as a robbery and tagged himself the legitimate winner while calling out Lopez for the rematch several times. Well, Lopez is yet to announce anything regarding the rematch, and it has very low chances of happening. So, Lomachenko plans to fight Gervonta Davis.

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Davis, the WBA lightweight champion, had a sensational 2020 with a KO win over Leo Santa Cruz. The win saw him become one of the most talked-about-boxers of the year and it also garnered The Matrix’s attention.

That said, Lomachenko is still relevant in the lightweight title picture. If not for the unified titles against Lopez, he wants Gervonta Davis’ WBA strap in the new year.

Reporter Michael Benson offered the fans this update from his official social media handle, citing a possible future of Lomachenko in the lightweight roster. While Lomachenko is no longer the champion, it’s evident that he is still a looming prodigy in it.

Vasyl Lomachenko and the lightweight roster

The lightweight unit is deep with umpteen A-listers and unbeaten world champions in its yard. Starting from Teofimo Lopez, Gervonta Davis to Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney, the division is stacked at this stage.

Meanwhile, a veteran like Lomachenko can only intensify the tale further. He is a big fish of the division who has single-handedly dominated the title ride for a brief period.

But Lopez put a dent in him. ‘Take Over’ handed Lomachenko the second loss of his career. So, it’s tough for Loma to pick up the pace at this stage. But considering his experience and skill, he can regain the top spot.

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2021 seems to be a bright year for the sport, and several boxers can get a crack at their divisional heads. So, we can expect some nail-biting lightweight thrillers as the year begins with the WBC Interim title fight between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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