Gervonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa met for their last press conference before their fight this Saturday in Atlanta. The American and the Cuban will be measured by the vacant lightweight title of the World Boxing Association (WBA) and this Thursday they were face to face with the press to comment on their expectations for the confrontation.
The event also had Jean Pascal and Badou Jack, who will clash for the WBA light heavyweight title on the undercard. Gervonta and Yuriorkis will hold a great generational duel between two very talented fighters and a great clash between them is expected.
“Atlanta has always shown me love and respect. On Saturday night we will make history again. The fight for the title has not been here in 20 years,” said the American left-hander regarding the importance of contesting the black and gold title in that city.
For his part, Gamboa was very focused and ready for combat: “It is not my job to pay attention to what they say about my chin or my possibilities. My job is to be 150% to get into the ring.”
This official weigh-in will take place this Friday, in which both must mark the 135 regulatory pounds of the division to be enabled for the title dispute.
Davis has a record of 22 wins, no losses and 21 knockouts. Gamboa comes to the fight with 30 wins, 2 setbacks and 18 knockouts.