HANDANG harapin ni undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney ang WBA ‘regular’ 135-lbs champ Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis sa susunod niyang laban pagkatapos ng rematch nila ni dating unified champion George Kambosos Jr.
Mataas ang interes ng boxing aficionados na matutuloy ang tinatayang laban sa pagitan nina Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) at Tank Davis (27-0, 15 KOs) at inaasahan na magkakamal ng salapi ang dalawang walang talong boksingero sa ikakasang megafight.
Pero bago mangyari iyon ay kailangang malusutan ni Haney ang hamon ng rematch ni Kambosos (20-1, 10 KOs) sa Oktubre. Walang makakapigil sa labang iyon maliban na lang kung magbabayad ang promoter sa Aussie ‘to step aside.’
Base sa unang paghaharap nina Haney at Kambosos nung June 5 sa Melbourne, Australia, masyadong naging madali para sa una na ipakita ang kanyang dominayon sa laban kaya malamang na ituloy na lang ang rematch para walang komplikasyon.
“He would fight Tank next. I heard them going back and forth. Devin would fight him next after this fight [with George Kambosos Jr],” sabi ni Mickey Bey sa Fighthype. “He wouldn’t say, ‘Let me get a tune-up or let me get an easy opponent.’
“Nah, he would fight next, as long as the money is right. Believe me, he’d fight him. I would put that as the second biggest fight in boxing after those two,” pahayag ni Bey tungkol sa labang Tank vs. Haney na magiging ikalawang pinakamalaking laban sa sport kasunod ng pinakamayamang bakbakan sa pagitan nina Errol Spence Jr. at Terence Crawford para sa undisputed welterweight title.
“The only reason I give those two the biggest fight is that they’ve been around longer,” sabi ni Bey. “They’ve been dominant for so long, and they’re in their mastery stage of boxing. These dudes are still going to get better, Tank and Devin because they’re so young.”
“It was a great fight for the fans,” sabi ni Bey sa naging title defense ni Davis laban kay Rolando Romero nung May 28th. “Rolly made it to where he had people on the edge of their seats, but it was strategic.
“Tank knew that he ain’t going to be able to do this for so many rounds. He’s going to go bombs away in the first few rounds, but he’s eventually going to make a mistake and I’m going to catch him. But Rolly kind of overachieved in that fight.
“Even though he got knocked out, for him to have that little of fights [it was a big accomplishment to perform the way he did in his loss to Tank Davis].”