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Davis to close year out against Gamboa

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Davis to close year out against Gamboa

Sean Michael Ham- Mayweather Promotions

Davis to close year out against Gamboa

Everyone leaked it late Wednesday night, but multiple outlets have let it be known that Gervonta Davis is taking on Yuriorkis Gamboa on Showtime December 28th. All sources credit Mike Coppinger with breaking the story first.

The fight is slated to take place in Atlanta, where Davis lives, currently and with former champ Badou Jack taking Jean Pascal on the same card. While the site still hasn’t been confirmed, State Farm Arena is the tentative location for the card on Showtime that will air two boxing shows in December.

This card was able to be done since they didn’t have to pay for the upcoming Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz Pay-per-view that is being carried by Fox in November.

The 24-year-old Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) stopped Ricardo Nunez in the second round of the main event back in July that drew a packed house of 14,686 to Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Davis’ hometown. Panama’s Nunez (21-3, 19 KOs) was the mandatory challenger for Davis’ WBA super 130-pound championship, which Davis since has vacated to move up to the lightweight limit of 135 pounds.

Davis and Gamboa will meet for a vacant form of the WBA’s 135-pound championship. The winner of that contest expected to become the mandatory challenger for the WBA’s true lightweight champion, Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs). Lomochenko is slated to take on the winner of Richard Commey-Teofemo Lopez bout in December sometime in 2020 to unify the belts. After that bout, well see if Lomachenko sticks around at 135 to face this winner or Devin Haney in the division.

Speaking on The PBC Podcast, Davis talked about the reason he jumped weight classes.

“It’s just to have another belt under my name,” Davis said on the PBC Podcast.”I can fight at 130 or 135. It really doesn’t matter. It depends on the opponents and the right price.”

Davis will be heavily favored to add another belt to his name when he takes on Gamboa to round out the year.

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