Calvin Ford, the head trainer for superstar Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis had scored the recent lightweight clash between Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko as a draw.
Earlier this month, Haney retained his undisputed lightweight crown with a close twelve round unanimous decision over Lomachenko at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
There was plenty of controversy in the aftermath, with conflicted views over the rightful winner.
“On my scorecard, I had it as a draw,” Ford told MillCity Boxing. “I thought Devin was effective in the first half of the fight. In the last round, I didn’t see nothing from nobody, but the judges felt that Devin did more than Loma. He’s a younger fighter with more opportunities. Loma is 35.”
At the moment, Haney is mulling the scenario of heading up to the junior welterweight limit of 140-pounds.
But, he’s willing to stick around at 135 for big fights against Davis or Shakur Stevenson.
Ford indicates that Davis would have no problem with facing Haney for the undisputed championship – but he doesn’t believe Haney is ready for such a content.
“I know one thing. I know one thing. He isn’t ready for Tank. Devin’s team is saying, ‘F— 135-pounds,’ and the only person that could make them change their minds is Tank at 135. They’re going up to 140-pounds if they’re willing to take that chance. If I was with their team, I’d say, ‘I’m fighting Tank. Get that payday and keep it moving.’ That 140lb is getting real deep,” Ford said.
“Tank pushed them all out of 135. ‘Get out of here.’ I’m like this. We make 135 real good. Why do we have to go up to 140? We’re the cash cow. I’m going to make them come to me.”