Gervonta Davis lists 4 fighters he wants: Haney, Lomachenko, Teofimo & Shakur
By Adam Baskin: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis put together his four-fighter hit list of talents he would ideally like to fight but might not necessarily do so.
Not surprisingly, arguably the easiest of the gang of four, Devin Haney, is at the top of the list and the one that he’ll most likely look to fight next once he gets out of the joint in serving the remaining of his 90-day sentence for a hit & run car crash in 2020.
Gervonta’s preference for a fight against the undisputed lightweight champion Haney is likely spurred by his desire to get the biggest payday for the least amount of work.
Although Haney’s recent title defense against Vasyl Lomachenko on May 20th reportedly brought in just 150,000 PPV buys, the huge controversy that has erupted over the results has brought attention to Devin’s career, making him infamous. In other words, the perfect villain for Gervonta to face next to make some easy cash against the weak-punching, fragile-chinned, vulnerable four-belt champ.
“I got some people I want to get. Devin Haney, Vasyl Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez. I don’t want to say the last one’s name. Shakur Stevenson,” said Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis to Combatpwr when asked who are the fighters he’s interested in facing.
Haney (30-0, 15 KOs), a fighter with a greatly inflated resume, was gifted a twelve-round decision over Vasyl Lomachenko last month in Las Vegas, and he’s seen as food by all the top 135 and 140-pounders.
The win seems to have dented Haney’s self-confidence, as he’s not trying to run it back against Loma. While Haney may have suspected that he wasn’t the fighter he thought he was going into the Lomachenko bout, he now knows that he’s not an elite-level talent and will need to swerve the killers from this point on to keep his career afloat.
For Tank Davis to have Haney at the top of his list tells you a lot about the inner workings of his mind. If Tank was someone really believed in himself, he’d have Shakur Stevenson as #1 because that guy is the main threat to his perch at 135.
Haney is just a paper champion, a fighter that won three of his four belts against the mediocre Georg Kambosos Jr last year and was emailed his other title [WBC].
The guy that Tank Davis will avoid at all costs Shakur, just as he did with Lomachenko when he was in his prime. Shakur has too much talent for Tank to deal with, and he’d get a boxing lesson that he wouldn’t soon forget.
More importantly, Stevenson would mess up the good thing that Tank Davis has going on with him making easy money, beating lesser fighters like Ryan Garcia.
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