IBF junior lightweight titlist Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs) used his superior hand speed and power to overwhelm and devastate Liam Walsh last night in England. The end would come swiftly in the third round where Davis would rock Walsh with a series of hooks to the head, with David literally teeing off, until Walsh crumbled to the canvas.
With the stoppage win Davis successfully made the first defense of his IBF title. And in the post-fight presser above Davis’ promoter Floyd Mayweather makes it clear that he doesn’t intend to rush his 22-year-old fighter into match against someone like Vasyl Lomachenko, while echoing the same sentiment to ESPN:
"There's no rush, Lomachenko has to rush because he's 30 years old, so he has to rush," Mayweather said.
Walsh (21-1, 14 KOs), who wasn’t thrilled with the TKO stoppage said he would like another shot at Davis, but seemed to acknowledge that it’s a long shot.
So now Gervonta Davis now moves forward in his career, although expectations for his next opponent may be a little tempered knowing that they aren’t necessarily looking to fight the best name in the division.