‘The Filipino Flash’ remains boxing’s oldest-ever 118-pound champion; Lomachenko is targeting the 135-pound titleholders.
“Pretty Boy” seeks to keep unbeaten streak alive by beating Julio Cesar Sanchez in welterweight clash in New York.
Five-division champion is teaching his protégé Gervonta “Tank” Davis that the name of the game is to hit and not get hit.
A win in January could secure the “Irish Spartan” his chance at taking the crown later in 2022.
Trainer: “Gervonta came to the corner after the sixth round and said, ‘my hand is hurt.’ I said, ‘Fight through it.’”
“Gervonta Davis has the whole package in terms of power, speed and skills,” said Sean Zittel.
Cruz plans to take home Gervonta Davis’ WBA title, while providing boxing with its biggest upset of the year.
Victor’s next bout could be a rematch with Figueroa or a battle against unified super bantamweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev.
The undefeated Davis, aka Tank, will defend his WBA lightweight title against Isaac “Pitbull’’ Cruz on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles.