Eddie Hearn: “Teofimo Lopez is a puncher, and Jervonte Davis still needs to earn this title”


Matchroom Boxing CEO Eddie Hearn compared the punching power of undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo López and two-time featherweight title holder Gervonta Davis.

Despite the fact that Davis chalked up a bright knockout two weeks ago, knocking out Leo Santa Cruz, most boxing fans understood that for Leo this was the fourth weight category, which Davis himself was able to meet with great difficulty. In addition, during the preparation process, Santa Cruz could not prepare under the supervision of his father, who was in the hospital with sepsis. Eddie Hearn understands this too. That is why he believes that Davis still needs to prove that he has a powerful punch that can put any fighter in these weight classes.

“I think Teofimo Lopez is definitely a puncher. He has a splendid knockout win over Richard Commey and has enough punching power to keep Lomachenko at long range. At the same time, Gervont Davis knocked out the bantamweight fighter, albeit a great boxer. The truth is, Leo Santa Cruz is not a fighter in this weight class. This fight was fought in the second featherweight (130 lb), while Leo fought at 122 and 126 lbs. So Jervonta Davis’s punching power is still in question until he knocks out the real big lightweight. “


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