In this video interview captured by FightHub, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum responds to Gervonta Davis’ claim that Vasyl Lomachenko isn’t a big enough draw to fight and talks about who he sees as Lomachenko’s next potential opponents.
On Davis saying Lomachenko doesn’t bring enough money to the table to fight right now:
“Well, you know, Gervonta Davis’ people — he looks like he’s a nice kid but he is being guided by the Mayweather people and they say some awful things. You know he’s not a bad little fighter. You know he wouldn’t stand a chance with Lomachenko. But let ‘em talk...Lomachenko takes him apart.”
On who Lomachenko could fight next:
“Well, we’ll see. Whoever comes to the table first — [Orlando] Salido, [Guillermo] Rigondeaux. I would entertain a Rigondeaux fight. We’ve had some talks. As long as Rigondeaux comes — you know, he’s entitled to a big purse for that fight, but not a crazy purse...it isn’t Christmas where you just give everything away.
On Rigondeaux having to come up to 130 to make that fight:
“Yeah, well that he’s agreed to do. I’ve talked to Roc Nation [about the fight]. Yeah. [It’s a real possibility] it’s [a] question about the money.”