Vasyl Lomachenko might have devastatingly stopped Jorge Linares almost two weeks ago, but that hasn’t stopped fighters from downplaying his status as arguably the best boxer in the world right now.
Lomachenko - who has since vacated his 130-pound title to remain in the lightweight division - created history inside Madison Square Garden when he stopped the Venezuelan with a brutal liver punch. With the victory, it took Hi-Tech only 12 professional fights to claim three world titles in three different weight divisions.
Since then, though, Mikey Garcia has come forward claiming that he can stop Lomachenko based on his previous performance while claiming that he doesn’t believe the Ukrainian is an ‘out of this world’ phenomenon like many boxing fans are making him out to be.
Although, with many admitting that the unbeaten Garcia would be Lomachenko’s toughest test, a fight between these two would be welcome, but negotiations are expected to be tough.
Floyd Mayweather also claimed that Lomachenko can be beaten, citing the knockdown he suffered in the sixth round against Linares as the reason why Gervonta Davis could stop him as he’s a much bigger hitter.
Now, Errol Spence Jr has shared the same sentiment as Mayweather, saying that Tank of Mayweather Promotions would ‘smoke’ Lomachenko should they ever fight when he spoke to Fight Hype.
According to Boxing Scene, he said: “Tank Davis would beat him.
“He would smoke him. Tank Davis can fight. He’s quick, he’s fast, good feet, good eyes, he can punch with both hands. And I think that he’s way stronger than Linares, he’s quicker than Linares.
“It don’t matter about resume, it matters about skills. You can look at my resume and then look at other people’s resumes. I have a resume, but some people have better resumes...it don’t mean they are better than me.
“Tank has the talent and the skills to beat Lomachenko. I think Tank would do better at 135, as he sucks down to get to 130. I think he’ll be way stronger at 135 than at 130.”
Mayweather has already reached out to Top Rank in the hope that Davis vs. Lomachenko can become a reality, with Bob Arum claiming that Money was trying to set Davis up; knowing Lomachenko would ‘destroy’ him.
Ray Beltran looks to be next in line to enter The Matrix, but with so many big-names suggesting Davis could cause Lomachenko problems, it could be a fight that becomes a priority soon.
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