By Allan Fox: Vasyl Lomachenko has criticized superstar Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis for “never facing the ‘big’ fighters” in his career.
Lomachenko said he has never seen former three-time world champion Tank Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) against a top fighter, and would like to see him start at this stage of his career.
Tank is 27 years old and yet he faces the likes of Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero and guys like Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, Mario, Mario Barrios, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Leo Santa Cruz.
While Santa Cruz is a great fighter, his heaviest weight at this late stage of his career was 126, and he had no business fighting the bigger Tank Davis.
Gervonta’s handlers at Mayweather Promotions have been consistent with him throughout his career, keeping him away from potential opponents like Lomachenko, Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez, and Shakur Stevenson.
At this time, it is unlikely that Mayweather Promotions will change the way they deal with Tank Davis because it can be said that he is the only big money in the stable.
If quality opposition beat him over and over again, they won’t have other fighters who can bring in the big bucks.
“Despite [Tank Davis] He never fought in heaven, great warriors. [Isaac] Cruz, before this fight, I had never heard of him. I never knew him, but now he deserves his place in the main palace. I haven’t seen Davis with good opposition at 135 lbs; I’ve never seen it,” Vasyl Lomachenko told ESNEWS about Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
“He is a boxer who understands boxing and knows what to do in the ring. Also, I want to see him with the best boxer in our weight class,” said Lomachenko.
It is doubtful that Mayweather Promotions will change their approach to Tank Davis because they don’t have deep stability. The biggest risk they’ll take with Tank is by matching him up against the badass Ryan Garcia, who is a short shot for him. This is a smaller fighter than Isaac Cruz.
Lately, we’ve seen how weak Tank Davis is, with him barely hitting slugger Pitbull Cruz and struggling against Barrios, Santa Cruz & Rolly. Based on those performances, Tank won’t be long enough to beat Lomachenko or Shakur Stevenson.
Tank Boxing was not strong enough to beat any of these guys, and he would lose to Regis Prograis, Jose Zepeda, and Jose Ramirez at 140.