One of the fastest growing young stars in boxing will return on Saturday. Gervonta “Tank” Davis is lifting a weight class to challenge the WBA (regular) 140-pound champion Mario Barrios on the Showtime PPV at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) is a prolific knockout artist who stood out in the brilliant performance of former champion Rio Santa Cruz last October.
The 26-year-old Davis will make his second pay-per-view headline news. He will make his debut with a weight of 140 pounds against an undefeated opponent with a significant height advantage.
Barrios (26-0, 17 KOs) won the WBA championship in 2019 when he defeated Batry Ahmedov and finished the sixth round on Davis-Santa Cruz’s hole card for the last time Defend the title by knocking out Ryan Carr. Barrios is 5 feet 10 inches tall, nearly 5 inches taller than his opponent.
This will be a difficult task for Davis, because his goal is to prove that he is one of the toughest tests to date and that he is a PPV draw.
Davis vs. Barrios updated in real time, highlights
10:01 in the evening: Next is the ten round welterweight match between Carlos Adames and Alexis Salazar. After Julian Williams was scratched due to injury, the battle ended in pay-per-view.
Ahmedov was overwhelmed and Mendes was forced to retire due to injury
9:49 PM: After eight rounds, it was all Ahmedov, but Mendes eventually injured his right hand and his corner demanded to stop the fight. Ahmedov’s outstanding performance pushed Barrios to the limit in his only defeat. Ahmedov improved his record to 9-1 in the 8th knockout round and is sure to fight with a weight of 140 pounds.
9:40 in the evening: After six rounds, Ahmedov seemed to be in control. He made some important shots, but Mendes shot very well. However, Mendes has not really let go, allowing Ahmedov to decide how and where the battle will proceed.
9:27 p.m.: So far, Ahmedov has focused on his output and physical attacks. Mendes’ punches are really economical, and when we enter the fourth round, he absolutely must increase it.
9:08 pm: The Davis Barrios PPV was broadcast live. Yes, most people are paying attention to Tank, but the joint main event between Lubin and Rosario should be an excellent joint main event. But we started Batyr Akhmedov to face Argenis Mendez. Ahmedov only lost one game, and that was Mario Barrios.
When did Gervonta Davis and Mario Barrios fight?
- date: June 26, 2021
- PPV start time: 8 p.m. EST | 5 p.m. Pacific time
- Davis Barrios main events: Midnight ET | 9 PM Pacific Time (approximately)
The boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Mario Barrios will be held on June 26. The pay-per-view broadcast of Showtime is expected to start at 8pm Eastern Time (5pm Pacific Time). Davis and Barrios are likely to take a walk around midnight EST.
How to watch Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios
Davis vs. Barrios is a Showtime event that can be watched on a pay-per-view basis through many cable and satellite providers; please consult your local supplier for more information.
In addition to traditional cable and satellite services, the Davis-Barrios match can also be broadcast live through the US Showtime app.
Gwenta Davis vs. Mario Barrios Battle Card
- Gwenta Davis and Mario Barrios compete for the WBA (Regular) Junior Welterweight Championship
- Erickson Lubin vs. Jeison Rosario; Junior Welterweight
- Carlos Adams vs. Alexis Salazar; Junior Welterweight
- Shane Ahmedov def. Argenis Mendez passes the 8th round of TKO