You’re assuming he beats Weaver/Dokes/Coetzee. If he gets KTFO, does he fold up or does it make him better? We’ll never know. And, btw, he did sign to fight Weaver for the title, but Weaver was WBA champ and mandated he fight James Tillis instead of be stripped. Tillis filed a lawsuit and the ruling went in his favor. Weaver had to fight Tillis. Weaver also tried to sue to stop Holmes-Cooney saying he had a contract to fight Gerry, but did not prevail — I think the ruling was that his contract with Cooney expired because (ironically) he fought Tillis.