Unified super lightweight champion Josh Taylor doesn’t rate Gervonta Davis too highly.
Davis recently moved up to 140 pounds and won a secondary WBC title after an 11th-round TKO win over Mario Barrios last month.
However, Taylor doesn’t see him as much of a threat at all — especially after seeing “Tank” get outboxed for majority of the fight by Barrios.
“Listen, I would absolutely destroy [Davis]. It’s a good fight, it’s a big fight, but I would absolutely take him to bits. I would absolutely smash him to pieces,” Taylor told Boxing Social (via BoxingScene). “I’m not calling [Gervonta] out. I just think he’s a little p-ssy.
“He’s not even on my radar; I’m not even thinking about him … He is a very good fighter, very skillful, but he was getting outboxed by Mario the majority of the fight.”
Part of Taylor’s hostility is because promoter Leonard Ellerbe talked down the prospect of Davis vs. Taylor because he didn’t view the latter as a draw despite being the unified champion.
“So [Ellerbe] talking sh*t that I’m not a big draw. I am a big draw,” Taylor said. “Let’s not forget, that was the restrictions in Vegas at the time [for the Ramirez fight], and that’s all that was allowed … I would have taken thousands of fans over to Vegas if it was open.”
As for Davis now being a super lightweight champion? Not by Taylor’s book.
“They can call themselves whatever they want, but it’s fiction, it’s fantasy,” Taylor added. “They’re not a champion at 140. There’s only one, and that’s me. That’s what I hate about boxing. There are too many belts — interim belts, and diamond belts, and regular and super.”