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Gervonta Davis' Trainer: Tank Doesn't Need Loma To Be a Star

By Ryan Burton

This past Saturday night in Brooklyn, rising star Gervonta "Tank" Davis improved his professional record to 20-0 and picked up the vacant WBA "super" 130 pound title when he steamrolled former world champion Jesus Cuellar in three rounds at the Barclays Center.

The fight was part of a Showtime televised tripleheader that was headlined by Adrien Broner's 12 round majority draw against Jessie Vargas.

Two weeks prior to the fight, Davis' promoter Floyd Mayweather revealed in an interview on Showtime that he had spoken to Top Rank President Todd Duboef about making a fight for Davis against Vasyl Lomachenko - provided both men win their next fights. 

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Davis upheld his end of the bargain and Lomachenko, who holds the WBO belt at 126 and recently announced that he is moving up to the lightweight division, returns to the ring on May 12th against WBA champion Jorge Linares in an ESPN televised fight main event from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

BoxingScene.com recently spoke with Gervonta's new trainer Kevin Cunningham and he believes that his fighter is on the right track and doesn't feel that he needs a fight against Lomachenko to become a superstar in the sport.

“Tank’s the bigger draw. He doesn’t need Lomachenko. When Tank fights in New York it’s in front of 14-15 thousand people. Lomachenko fights in New York and can’t draw over 5 thousand. Tank’s also more exciting to watch, has more knockouts and more social media followers. Lomachenko is considered pound-for-pound #1 by some but just made his first million dollar payday. Plain and simple, Lomachenko is not a box office draw. Tank’s on track to be one of the biggest stars in boxing and doesn’t need Lomachenko to do it," Cunningham told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HI-TECH Boxing on 04-30-2018

Tank is not going to become a star no matter what. He is going to have to move up if he wants to become a star and he probably won't do well as he moves up. What is he going…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 04-29-2018

[QUOTE=BBBRANDZ;18718159]You do realize that Lomo' s dad required him to learn ballet and gymnastic classes before he boxed. He then performed in 6 yrs of Olympic before turning pro. And people wonder why he came up so fast.[/QUOTE]His Father did…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 04-29-2018

[QUOTE=Shape up;18718020]I didn't argue about that point, I gave you the reason why Davis was called out, because of fluids big mouth[/QUOTE]My bad! I thought you were saying that Tank called out Loma.

Comment by Mr. Punch-Out!! on 04-29-2018

Referee: Do you want to continue? Davis: No! *referee waves the fight off*

Comment by Jubei on 04-28-2018

LOL they talk about Gervonta drawing people? These people came because of Adrien Broner and his fake beef with that rapper. Davis another embarrassing protected American, nothing new here. NSB will still defend him, like they defend all other American…

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