Davis Set For Super Featherweight Showdown
It will be a true homecoming for Gervonta Davis, as the WBA Super Featherweight Champion will defend his title agianst Ricardo Nunez in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
The fight, produced by SHOWTIME, will take place inside Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena. Tickets will be on sale Friday, June 7 at noon ET.
A prodigy of Floyd Mayweather, Davis (21-0) has fought twice in Maryland after turning pro. The 24-year-old, who is also the IBF Super Featherweight Champion, defended his WBA title against Hugo Ruiz back in February. That was via a vicious round-one knockout. Beating Jose Pedraza for the IBF belt and Jesus Cuellar for the WBA belt, Davis is working his way up in the boxing world. With 20 wins by way of knockout, Davis is hoping for a large crowd featuring all of his friends and family.
“It was always a goal of mine to bring a world title fight back to my city of Baltimore,” said Davis in a press release, “I’m excited and grateful to my team for helping make this happen on Saturday, July 27. Tickets will go fast, so don’t wait on buying them! I can’t wait to put on a great show and to see all my supporters in Baltimore help me make it a night to remember at Royal Farms Arena.”
The 25-year-old Nunez (21-2) will be fighting for his first world title. With 19 wins via knockout, Nunez is looking to add a win over an established star like Davis to his resume. He last fought in April, knocking out Eduardo Pacheco in the first round. On a ten-fight win streak, Nunez has a specific goal in mind when it comes to winning the bout.
“My daughter is about to be born and with her in mind I am working very hard for this fight,” said Nunez. “I am dedicating this fight to my daughter and Panama, which has always supported me. I’m thankful for this opportunity and although some people don’t know much about me, after July 27, everyone will know me as the new champion of the world.”
Davis is set to become the first World Champion from Baltimore to make a defense at home in over 80 years. Nunez is making his United States debut.