It’s a Twitter war, people! Sadly this is about as close as we get to some of the fights we’d most like to see, but I’ll take them as they come. The latest is between welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford and lightweight titleholder Gervonta Davis.
It was clear that Crawford wasn’t too impressed by Davis’ most recent performance against common foe Yuriorkis Gamboa this past weekend, and let off a few shots on Twitter by advising Davis to stay away from Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko before then sending this message.
Tank fought a 38 outta prime fighter with a Torn Achilles and barley KO him Gamboa haven’t fought in a meaningful fight since me in 2014 and after that he got stopped by a guy with 12 losses and y’all making it seem like he do something spectacular— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) December 30, 2019
Davis, never one to back down in social media confrontations, quickly clapped back at Crawford for getting clipped by Gamboa in their own lightweight fight several years ago.
That same guy (Gamboa) touched you up the first 4-5 rounds and you was the bigger guy and he hurt you...I never lost not one rd..he barley touched me and I moved up in weight! https://t.co/1F6TexWZ8T— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) December 31, 2019
It took Crawford 12 rounds to ko Benavidez was shot in the leg eight times & hasn’t been in the Ring for a year before the fight— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) December 31, 2019
then and his last fight he got worked by a guy who wasn’t even champion
Look, if we don’t get a Terence Crawford-Errol Spence unification match in 2020, I’m down for a good ol’ fashioned prizefight between Crawford and Davis at 140, just for the heck of it. Both could use a marquee fight right now and Davis obviously didn’t make 135 that easily this time around, despite moving up a division. And I’m not saying this is something that’s likely to happen or anything, but a fight like that would surely stir up big buzz and do good business for both fighters.
Better to hash it out in the ring than online, right? Especially when this is their chosen profession anyway.