Gervonta Davis’ trainer claims, “I don’t think there’s anything Devin Haney has that could really stop Tank.”

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis proved his authority in the lightweight boxing division with a convincing win over Ryan Garcia last week. After the win, an apparent mega fight with current lightweight king Devin Haney was expected.

In a recent statement, Davis’ trainer Calvin Ford arrogantly dismissed Haney as a potential threat to “Tank” and hopes he defeats Lomachenko first in his next fight. ford says “In my book, I don’t think Haney has anything that could really stop Tank, you know, he didn’t show me where to go, ‘Woooo!’ Do you understand what I’m saying?” Ford continued,

“I hope he beats Lomachenko. I would love it if he beat Lomachenko. But I know when Lomachenko has the belts, it’s bigger. He brings a country with him [Ukraine] with him. The reality is that [Davis-Lomachenko] Fight should be a Godzilla fight in my opinion. Because he has good numbers here and big numbers abroad. … We’ll just have to wait and see how it goes with them [Haney and Lomachenko], wait until we have the guy that’s being touted as that guy where the fans are like, ‘We want to see that fight.’ ”

Duel between Gervonta Davis and Davis Haney

Devin Haney vs. Gervonta Davis for the undisputed lightweight champion is a most intriguing duel on paper, but is unlikely to materialize given the potential for Haney to switch from the lightweight division. Most likely, at 135 pounds, Haney is unlikely to fight again as he faced major weight issues when he weighed in for his fight against George Kambosos Jr last October. The 24-year-old is likely to make his last appearance at 135 pounds before moving up to 140 pounds in his title defense against Vasily Lomachenko on May 20.

Gervonta Davis vs. Devin Haney

Devin Haney (L) and Jorge Linares fight during their WBC lightweight title fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena on May 29, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Haney won unanimously. (Image credit: Getty Images)

When it comes to talent, the two Americans are among the top lightweight competitors. Haney has been considered the best in the division on various occasions. If the dream match between Davis and Haney ever takes place, it will surely end the debate over who is the best lightweight boxer in the world.

Chris Estrada

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