WBO super lightweight world champion, Josh Taylor admits a mega showdown with Gervonta Davis is possible, but feels his American rival could be too small for 140lbs.
Taylor and Davis have previously traded words on social media over a potential fight, although a bout has never seriously been explored.
Davis, 28, who declared himself as the face of boxing after knocking out Ryan Garcia in seven rounds earlier this month, claimed the WBA ‘regular’ super lightweight title in June 2021 when he stopped Mario Barrios in his only fight to date at 140lbs.
However, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ feels the 5ft 5.5″ southpaw, who has also won world titles at super featherweight and lightweight, could be too small to challenge him, but is not ruling out a future meeting.
“Whatever fight I’m going to be in now is a big fight,” Taylor told Boxing King Media.
“You can never rule anything out.
“I think Gervonta is maybe a little bit too small for 140, but he can sure as hell bang and carries power.
“He looks strong. I thought he was very good [in] that fight there against Garcia.
“I thought it could have went a little longer. I actually think that Garcia quit, because he wasn’t getting anything his own way.
“Gervonta Davis just cancelled him out in every single department of the game and I thought it was a good performance.
7-8 rd to be exact https://t.co/cIrJ5kNtB9
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) October 29, 2019
“But, yeah it’s exciting times ahead. The division is heating back up.
“I’ve got big fights there for me whatever direction I go, so aye I’m excited it’s definitely exciting times.”
The Scottish former undisputed champion is preparing to defend his only remaining belt against mandatory challenger, Teofimo Lopez at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 10.
The unbeaten 32-year-old vacated three of his four belts after securing a contentious split decision win over Jack Catterall last February.
Former lightweight world champion, Lopez has managed two wins at super lightweight since moving up from 135lbs after losing his unified world titles in a shock defeat to George Kambosos Jr.
And Taylor says he is planning to send the Brooklyn man into retirement.
“With this fight, I plan on retiring this guy,” he said on the Last Stand Podcast.
“I plan on giving him that much of a beating that he doesn’t think he’s that guy anymore.
“He’s already got those doubts, I’m going to cement them and retire him.”