Vasyl Lomachenko slams Floyd Mayweather and Gervonta Davis – ‘They’re businessmen, not athletes’

Vasyl Lomachenko has hit out at Gervonta Davis and his promoter Floyd Mayweather in response to their recent comments about a potential fight.

Boxing’s pound-for-pound king has voiced his displeasure with the pair after they expressed no intentions of facing him in the near future during a recent interview.

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Vasyl Lomachenko is the unified WBA and WBO lightweight champion
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Mayweather told a media scrum that Davis doesn’t need the bout any time soon as he is just 24, while 31-year-old Loma is “very, very old” and “will be 40 before you know it.”

When asked about these comments on THE FIGHT Podcast, Lomachenko said: “They are businessmen, they are not athletes; they are making money.

“I am an athlete and I want to fight with the top fighters for history. For my history and for boxing history.”

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Gervonta Davis is the WBA super-featherweight champion

Floyd Mayweather also pointed out the fact that Gervonta Davis knocked out Jose Pedraza to win his first title in 2017, a fighter Vasyl Lomachenko went the distance with almost two years later.

“It was a much different thing when he [Pedraza] fought Gervonta Davis,” Lomachenko answered.

“He had to lose a lot of weight. He was fighting him at his weight class. I wasn’t at his weight class.

“When Pedraza fought Davis, he went and he fought. He was coming forward. With me, he wasn’t coming. He was running back.”

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