Gervonta “Tank” Davis, and former unified champion Yuriorkis Gamboa, went face to face a day before they battle for the vacant WBA Lightweight Title this Saturday, December 28 live on SHOWTIME from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in a Premier Boxing Champions event. (photos by Amanda Westcott)
The televised card will also feature WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal and two-division champion Badou Jack, who will square off in the co-main event, and former champion Jose Uzcategui and Lionell Thompson, who battle in the opener of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
WBA Vacant Lightweight World Championship
Gervonta Davis – 134 ¾ lbs.
Yuriorkis Gamboa – 134 ½ lbs.
Referee: Jack Reiss; Judges: Ed Kanner (Ga.), Dave Moretti (Nev.), Steve Weisfeld (N.J.)
NOTE: Davis initially weighed-in at 136 ¼ pounds at 3:56 p.m. He weighed-in at 134.8 pounds (within the contracted lightweight limit of 135 pounds) approximately 90 minutes later.
WBA Light Heavyweight World Championship
Jean Pascal – 174 ¾ lbs.
Badou Jack – 174 ½ lbs.
Referee: Bill Clancy; Judges: Julie Lederman (N.Y.), Barry Lindenman (N.C.), Nelson Vasquez (Puerto Rico)
Super Middleweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Jose Uzcategui – 167 ¾ lbs.
Lionell Thompson – 168 lbs.
Referee: George Chip; Judges: Max DeLuca (Calif.), Harold Hunt (Ga.), Nola Oliver (Ga.)