WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis is finally interested in facing Vasily Lomachneko following his Tank’s eighth-round KO win over Frank Martin last Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Lomachenko: A Potential Showdown

The 29-year-old Tank Davis (30-0, 28 KOs) is on board with a potential unification fight against the 36-year-old IBF lightweight Lomachenko (18-3, 12 KOs) for November. However, Tank also mentioned that he would fight a rematch with Ryan Garcia or face WBC 135-lb champion Shakur Stevenson.

“For sure, yeah, for sure. I’m willing to fight all of them. My prediction [for Lomachenko]? A** whooping time,” said Tank Davis to the media after his win last night against Martin.

Tank was getting outboxed through seven rounds by the robotic, over-muscled Frank Martin (18-1, 12 KOs) last night, and if a lesser fighter like he can do it, Lomachenko will take the Baltimore native to school.

Ryan Garcia: A Rematch in the Cards?

If Tank’s management at PBC chooses his next opponent for him, he’ll likely go in the direction of a lucrative rematch with Ryan Garcia, as that’s a bigger money fight and a more winnable one than fighting Lomachenko, who likely box his head off and win a decision.

“Ryan? He’s crazy. He was talking about a rematch. He said I was the best at 135 and 140, too. He says he wants to fight me again. I’ll kick his a** again,” said Tank.

Tank didn’t say he wants the rematch with Ryan Garcia at 140, a weight that Kingry can’t make, as we saw in his last fight against Devin Haney.

Ryan is now a 147-pounder, and it would kill him to drain down to 140 for a rematch with Tank Davis, especially if the Baltimore native includes a fight-date rehydration clause as part of the agreement like he did last time he fought Kingry in April 2023. Ryan was insane to agree to a catchweight + rehydration clause for Tank last year.

Tank’s management will know that and likely go toward the easy money against Ryan, provided he’s not suspended for the remainder of 2024 due to his recent PED scandal.

An Undisputed Champion in the Making?

With Tank now open to fighting lightweight champions Shakur Stevenson and Lomachenko, he could potentially become the undisputed champ at 135 if he faces those two fighters and then battles the WBO champ Denis Berinchyk.

That would be very ambitious of Tank Davis and alien to his play-it-safe way of carefully selecting his opponents.

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