VASYL LOMACHENKO has set his sights on a showdown with Gervonta Davis – but he’ll only face the American if he can’t land a rematch with Teofimo Lopez.
The Ukrainian came up short against Lopez in their blockbuster lightweight title unification fight in October, suffering a unanimous decision defeat.
Vasyl Lomachenko came up short in his lightweight title unification fight with Teofimo LopezCredit: Getty
Vasyl Lomachenko has set his sights on a showdown with Gervonta Davis (R)Credit: AP
Lomachenko is desperate to have a second crack at Lopez, although the newly-crowned champ has set his sights on moving up to 140lbs.
And should a rematch with ‘The Takeover’ fail to come to fruition, Loma will seemingly turn his sights to a showdown against the undefeated Davis.
When asked by Snow Queen La to name who he thinks is the toughest lightweight other than himself, Lomachenko said: “Personally, I prefer Davis.
“I like him more. He is more aggressive. So personally, I prefer Gervonta Davis. Plus he’s a southpaw. I like fighting southpaws.
“If we are talking about who I would want to fight next, if I had the opportunity, I’d fight him! Okay, let’s go and make it happen. Why not?”
As eager as Lomachenko is to share the ring with ‘Tank’, he doesn’t foresee the fight coming to fruition any time soon.
He added: “I doubt they would make it happen right away. As in right away for my next fight. I just don’t know.”
Lomachenko is on Davis’ radar, but the Floyd Mayweather‘s protege recently admitted there are other fights also on his mind.
During an appearance on the Last Stand podcast in September, Davis said: “Lomachenko?
“If we get past our guys that we got ahead of us, then we can make it rock. I think it’s probably time. Definitely not this year.
“If not next year, then 2022. I believe at the beginning of 2022 we can make it happen.”
That timeframe could very well suit Lomachenko, who is dead set on exacting revenge on Lopez.
In a video on the official Lomus Youtube channel, he said: “I want this revenge. I think it will figure everything out.
“Either it will be the end of my career, or I’ll take all the belts. I think there should be a revenge.
“The question is if he agrees to the revenge, I think he won’t.
“They are afraid because they know I had an injury and I won’t be same without injury on the revenge.”
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