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Davis: If Lomachenko is rated P4P, what does that make me?

Gervonta Davis says he stopped Jose Pedraza, who Lomachenko recently went 12 full rounds with.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In this video interview caught by Fight Hub TV, Gervonta Davis makes it clear that he doesn’t think he gets the respect he deserves, pointing out that he had a better performance over Jose Pedraza than Vasyl Lomachenko did. Check out some of his thoughts below...

Davis on Lomachenko being rated high on P4P lists:

“So I fought Pedraza, I stopped him in the 7th round. Loma fought him, he went the distance with him — great performance, but he went the distance with him. He’s pound-for-pound, right?! Number one? So what that make me? I gotta be on the pound-for-pound, right?

“And they keep wanting me to fight him so I have to be on the pound-for-pound. If they wanna see me fight him so bad, why ya’ll wanna see me fight him so bad if I’m not pound-for-pound or this great guy that ya’ll say I’m not, why ya’ll want me to fight him so bad?

“It’s a lose-lose situation for me because they not giving me my credit.”

On if he’s motivated to fight Lomachenko knowing that if he beats him that he’ll catapult up the rankings:

“I would rather fight Tevin [Farmer] first just to build it up for me — because I know I’ll be making more money, it will be way bigger if I fight Tevin first, then fight Lomachenko. I think [Farmer’s] just a step closer to fighting Loma. I don’t think it should be the other way around. It don’t even make sense, me fighting Loma then come back to fight Tevin...

“And another thing — why Tevin not talking about fighting Loma? He said he the best at 130 or whatever...he keep trying to be friends with him. I’m not friends with no boxer, or nobody around my weight so...”

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