Boxing Fight Tonight | Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios , WBA "regular" junior welterweight title - NWS Trending

Boxing Fight Tonight | Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios , WBA “regular” junior welterweight title

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Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios
Date: Saturday, June 26
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Location: State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
TV: Showtime PPV

Tonight at 9 pm ET on Showtime pay-per-view, Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Mario Barrios headline a four-fight card from Atlanta in a 12-round junior welterweight showdown.

The fight will be Davis’ first at 140 lbs, with Barrios defending a secondary WBA title, making for an absurd selling point in a division that has an unquestioned undisputed champion. But trinket nonsense aside, it’s an intriguing matchup where Davis is giving up a ton of height against a top 10 guy in a new division.

Fight card, odds :

  • Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KO) vs Mario Barrios (26-0, 17 KO), junior welterweights, 12 rounds
  • Erickson Lubin (23-1, 16 KO) vs Jeison Rosario (20-2-1, 14 KO), junioir middleweights, 12 rounds, WBC eliminator
  • Carlos Adames (19-1, 15 KO) vs Alexis Salazar (23-3, 9 KO), middleweights, 10 rounds
  • Batyr Akhmedov (8-1, 7 KO) vs Argenis Mendez (25-6-3, 12 KO), junior welterweights, 12 rounds, WBA eliminator

Gervonta Davis Record And Bio :

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: Nov. 7, 1994
  • Height: 5-5 1/2
  • Reach: 67 1/2 inches
  • Total Fights: 24
  • Record: 24-0 with 23 KOs

Mario Barrios Record And Bio :

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: May 18, 1995
  • Height: 5-10
  • Reach: 71 inches
  • Total Fights: 26
  • Record: 26-0 with 17 KOs

Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios Prediction :

Barrios’ ability to use his jab as the naturally bigger and longer fighter will prove key in terms of whether he will prove able to control distance early and keep Davis at length. The problem with that scenario goes beyond the fact that Davis’ speed advantage and history of being the shorter man in big fights makes it likely that he gets underneath Barrios’ length sooner than later.

The main issue for Barrios is whether his natural instincts will come out once he tastes a big shot from Davis and whether he gives up his advantages in order to stand and fight. Not only is that Barrios’ calling card to some degree, as the self-proclaimed Aztec warrior, it has the potential to bring trouble should Davis prove to be the bigger puncher in the fight.