Gervonta “Tank” Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) has officially vacated his WBA super featherweight title in order to move up to lightweight. There he is going to seek out bigger fights, including the bout with unified champion Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Davis can still easily make weight for the super featherweight division, but he wants the opportunities that the lightweight division can give him.
“I believe it will happen, but it got to be at the right time,” said Davis to ESPN.com. Davis does figure to meet up with Lomachenko, 31, at some point, but not right now.
“I just want to move up and try to win more belts, basically make myself one of the top guys”, Davis said. “So I think it was best for me to move up and try to get one of them belts. If not, I’m comfortable fighting at 130 [pounds]. I can actually come back down and fight at 130…it was frustrating not being able to get big fights at 130. So I’ll move up and see who I can get at 135.”
“If I can’t get anyone at 135 or if I win a belt, and there’s a big opportunity to fight with someone at 130, I’d do that,” said Davis.