WBA “Super” world super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis (22-0) believes he’s ready to face the unified lightweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1) in 2020.
The 24-year-old “Tank” had just fought Ricardo Nunez, defeating him via TKO in the 2nd round. Meanwhile, “Hi-Tech” is in the final stage of his training camp for his upcoming unification clash with Britain’s Luke Campbell. The two will meet on August 31 in London and the winner of the fight will go home with the WBC, WBO and WBA “Super” lightweight belts.
“I didn’t think I was going to destroy him that fast,” Gervonta stated to TMZ about his recent title defense against Nunez.
“I never come out looking for a knockout, but I capitalized on his mistake and took him out. He was a tough opponent. On to the next. Yeah, he had a nice chin. I’m definitely looking for that maybe the beginning of 2020 or the middle or the end,” said Davis when asked if he’s ready to fight Lomachenko. “Yeah, I think I’m old enough to take on the challenges. I think I have enough skills. I’m maturing as a fighter, and as a person. I think it’s time,” said Davis.
The American even had a message for the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine:
“I think that’s one of the biggest fights. Out of me and him or Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua, I think they’re the two biggest fights that everyone wants to see in the sport right now,” said Davis. “Just keep winning, and someday we’ll get in there,” Davis added.