Unbeaten two-time super featherweight champion and Baltimore native Gervonta Davis and mandatory challenger Ricardo Núnez both made the 130-pound weight limit a day before they square off Saturday live on SHOWTIME from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. (photos by Amanda Westcott)

Davis, the youngest reigning American world champion, will become the first world champion from Baltimore to make a homecoming defense in nearly 80 years against the hard-hitting Panamanian Núnez.

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SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a pair of 10-round lightweight bouts. Former world champions Yuriorkis Gamboa and Roman “Rocky” Martinez will square off in the co-featured bout, while top contender Ladarius Miller will take on former world titlist Jezreel Corrales in the telecast opener.

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In Saturday’s undercard action streaming live beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page, prospects Malik Hawkins, Dylan Price and Kareem Hunt will all be featured in separate eight-round bouts.


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WBA Super Featherweight World Championship

Gervonta Davis – 129 ½ pounds

Ricardo Núñez – 128 ¾ pounds

Referee: Harvey Dock; Judges: Lynne Carter (Penn.), Larry Hazzard, Jr. (N.J.), Dave Moretti (Nev.)

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Lightweight Bout – 10 Rounds

Yuriorkis Gamboa – 132 ½ pounds

Roman Martinez – 133 ½ pounds

Referee: Bill Clancy; Judges: Lynne Carter (Penn.), Larry Hazzard, Jr. (N.J.), Dave Moretti (Nev.)

NOTE: Gamboa initialed weigh-in at 134.6 pounds, slightly over the contacted catch weight of 134 pounds.  He successfully made weight within the allotted two-hour time limit.


Lightweight Bout – 10 Rounds

Ladarius Miller – 135 ½ pounds

Jezreel Corrales – 134 ¼ pounds

Referee: Brent Brovell; Judges: Lynne Carter (Penn.), Larry Hazzard, Jr. (N.J.), Dave Moretti (Nev.)