Days before a title defense against Ricardo Nunez, WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis did not rule out a potential jump to lightweight.
In a recent media conference call that Fightful participated in, Davis was asked about potentially facing any of the other big names at 130 pounds, including fellow world champions Tevin Farmer, Jamel Herring and Miguel Berchelt. Not only did Davis said he would be interested in facing those names and unify titles but also even make a jump at 135 pounds for the right opportunity. Still, Davis said his focus is to win his next fight on July 27 and unify with the other lightweight titleholders.
"Yes, but I don't want to call anyone's name right now. I'm going to wait until after Saturday night and Saturday night you will know who I want and how soon do I want them. Definitely want to unify 130. I always want to unify before I move up, but if 135 open for me, we can do that, but I'm really focused on unifying 130 right now," Davis said.
However, should Davis emerge victorious from his fight against Nunez, he might fight once more before the end of 2019. If what Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told Fightful back in May is to be believed, then the plan would be to give Davis a big fight in the fall. But if one were to ask Davis about his thoughts on his future, the answer wouldn't provide much insight because the future isn't something he's thought about.
"I haven't thought about the end of this year, but after this one is my mandatory, everybody has a mandatory, I see a lot of fighters having their mandatory. But I'm just a fighter. I'm fighting whoever they put in front of me. Just line them up, I knock them down. There's a lot of great fighters out there, you know, from the 126, 130 to 135 that I can fight that I see as big fights. I'm just - I guess my team waiting on the right time, and I'm going to fight and I'm just fighting who they put in front of me," Davis said.
Davis vs. Nunez will headline the July 27 edition of Showtime Championship Boxing from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.