Gervonta Davis hasn’t fought since his impressive seventh-round knockout of Ryan Garcia last April and now Shawn Porter isn’t sure that he will be able to make the super fight many fans want to see, claiming ‘neither of them want it right now.’
Davis is one of the brightest and biggest stars in boxing right now. He has won titles in three weight classes from super featherweight to light welterweight and is a hard puncher with great IQ who has stopped the likes of Leo Santa Cruz and Yuriorkis Gamboa.
The current lightweight champion last fought at a catchweight against Garcia and after his one fight at super lightweight against Mario Barrios in 2021, he said he would not go back up to 140lbs, which is where one opponent fans want to see him face is currently fighting.
That man is Devin Haney, the unified champion, and speaking to ProBox TV, Porter has said that should the two meet it would have to be at a catchweight, while Haney has said Davis only talks when he has a fight scheduled.
“We saw Devin Haney against Regis Prograis and we saw this kid is a different beast at 140. I don’t think neither one of them wants the fight right now. ‘Tank’ don’t want the fight at 140, and I don’t think Devin wants the fight right now, especially [his father] Bill.”
Porter then claimed there might be one man Haney would take on at 140lbs right now.
“I think Bill has other plans and he knows what he wants to do and at this point in time and it’s not ‘Tank’ Davis, it’s not Teofimo Lopez. It could be Ryan Garcia. He’s the weakest of those guys.”