Gervonta Davis has his next bout set, as he will take on the well-known Cuban-born hitter Yuriorkis Gamboa on Dec. 28 in Atlanta.
Davis will be heavily favored, being that Gamboa is 37 years old and his best weight was featherweight. So you can forgive people if some of them are thinking a bit beyond that for Gervonta, promoted by Mayweather Promotions.
Indeed, Davis himself is open to speaking on what will come in 2020. Here is what boxing journo Lance Pugmire of The Athletic Tweeted out on Saturday:
Here at a lunch with @Gervontaa and he repeats he wants to fight @VasylLomachenko once he gets done with the Dec. 28 fight in Atlanta vs. @gamboa .... if Loma moves down to 130 after his next fight, that’s a bad look.— Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) November 2, 2019
That Tweet got me thinking — Loma, not staying at 135? We know his promoter, Bob Arum foresees Loma meeting the winner of the Dec. 14 clash between IBF 135 champ Richard Commey and young gun Teofimo Lopez. So, wait — would that maybe be Loma’s last fight at 135, and then he’d head back down in weight?
“Talking and thinking about it,” said Loma manager Egis Klimas on Saturday evening.
And that Pugmire Tweet, referring to how moving down would be a bad look. Is that an implication that Loma fears Gervonta?
“He is never afraid of anybody,” said Klimas.
OK, then maybe Loma might stay at 135, meet the Commey-Lopez winner, and then accept a challenge from Davis, the Baltimore boxer who is being presented as a next generation cash cow superstar?
Maybe first the winner of Commey-Lopez, and then a super fight pitting the 31-year-old Ukrainian with a 14-1 (10 KO) mark against the furious-fisted Davis, whose popularity would explode if he were able to down the pound for pound kingpin Loma?
”Maybe. First winner,” answered Klimas.
THAT fight would be one of the three most anticipated fights of the year, if it gets made. We can hope.