Devin Haney versus Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is a highly intriguing bout, more so now given that both men have just beaten two top lightweights to remain undefeated.
Davis was the star of the show in one of the most financially successful boxing events of the year, dispatching of Ryan Garcia via body shot in the seventh round.
Should Haney decide to remain at lightweight and continue to defend his four belts, ‘Tank’ is one of the men who awaits a shot.
Undefeated welterweight champion, Terence Crawford, was in attendance at the Lomachenko fight, and told FightHype he had changed his mind on the outcome.
“I always said Devin would beat Tank, you know what I mean, but the way Lomachenko was landing them left hands on Haney… it’s gonna be kind of tough for Haney to win getting hit like that from Tank. But styles make fights.”
Haney has a big decision on his hands. He’s been tight at the weight for some time now, and could walk into a title shot one division up at 140lbs should he decide to vacate.
If the decision is to stay at 135, Davis – who has 27 stoppages from 29 wins – isn’t first in line.
That honour falls to Shakur Stevenson, who has been announced as the WBC mandatory challenger. There’s also calls for a rematch with Lomachenko that Haney hasn’t ruled out.
Whilst the champ has options, ‘Tank’ has proven conclusively that he’s the money-man of the division, and that means a bout between the two may never be too far away.