At age 22 Gervonta Davis has become one of the youngest world champions in the sport, but don’t think that means that Davis will be off to the races and taking on all comers. In fact Davis’ promoter Floyd Mayweather says he will take his time building Davis’ brand, as relayed by RingTV.
In particular, an intriguing title unification match between Gervonta Davis and Vasyl Lomachenko looks to be the fight to make in the 130lb division going forward, but Mayweather says he’s not interested in Davis unifying titles for the time being.
“We’re not rushing. We’re not thinking about Lomachenko. Lomachenko’s with Top Rank. Let him stay over there with Top Rank. That’s where he’s at. My guy’s gonna do his job and I’m gonna make sure I do my job to the best of my ability, to get what he want.”
“We’re not looking to unify the belts right now. We’re gonna be smart. We gonna move and let him make money, and let his money build. And when the time is right, we’re gonna take the fights we need.”
In fairness, Lomachenko isn’t some run of the mill paper titlist — he’s arguably the very best fighter in the world right now. So it does make sense to give Davis time to continually improve and gain experience before taking on such a stiff test.
But should both fighters remain at 130lbs for the forseeable future, that could easily be the most compelling and biggest money fight in the division.