FIGHT TONIGHT || Gervonta Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa - DZ Sports

FIGHT TONIGHT || Gervonta Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa

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Gervonta Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa
Fight Date: Saturday, Dec. 28
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Atlanta, GA (State Farm Arena)

Two-time Super Featherweight World Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis takes on former unified Featherweight World Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA Lightweight Title from State Farm Arena in a special year-end PBC on SHOWTIME event — and the first world title fight in Atlanta since 1998.

Saturday night on Showtime (9:00 pm ET) from Atlanta, we’ll close out the year in US boxing for all intents and purposes with a tripleheader, featuring two big fights at 135 and 175.

In the lightweight main event, Gervonta “Tank” Davis moves up in weight to face veteran Yuriorkis Gamboa, and in the co-feature at light heavyweight, Jean Pascal and Badou Jack look to close the year strong.

Davis vs. Gamboa fight card, odds

FAVORITE UNDERDOG WEIGHTCLASS
Gervonta Davis -1800 Yuriokis Gamboa +1200 WBA “regular” lightweight title
Badou Jack -280 Jean Pascal (c) +200 WBA light heavyweight title

Davis vs. Gamboa Prediction

Like he did with Crawford five years ago, one can expect Gamboa to have his moments early on and test Davis. Not only does Gamboa still maintain world-class speed, his amateur background is top notch and a recommitment to his training ahead of the Martinez fight has him looking the best he has in years.

Gamboa has enough pop to bother Davis if he’s not careful. The problem for Gamboa, however, will likely come in his daring nature and how vulnerable he becomes as soon as the pace of a fight starts to heat up.

Although Davis has talked in recent weeks about being excited to showcase his boxing ability should Gamboa make this into a tactical fight, the reason why “Tank” almost never gets a chance to do so is because he’s such a dynamic finisher once he gets his opponents hurt. Gamboa’s questionable punch resistance should only make Davis more dangerous in that regard.

Inevitably, Gamboa will enter fight-or-flight mode after being hurt and, true to his history, will be willing to go out on his shield midway through the fight. Davis is too good not to send him there.

Main Card – Showtime – 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT

Gervonta Davis vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa

Jean Pascal vs. Badou Jack

Jose Uzcategui vs. Lionell Thompson

Preliminary Card –Showtime – 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT

Malik Hawkins vs. Darwin Price

Angelo Leo vs. Cesar Juarez

Viddal Riley vs. Muhammad Abdullah