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Gervonta Davis vs. Ricardo Núñez – official weights

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

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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 Núñez.

Gervonta Davis vs. Ricardo Nunez undercard

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.

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.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME

Official weights for Saturday

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.)

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.)

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN Live Streaming Online – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT

Super Lightweight Bout – 8 Rounds

Malik Hawkins – 140 ¼ pounds
Johnathan Steele – 139 ¾ pounds

Super Flyweight Bout – 8 Rounds

Dylan Price – 115 ½ pounds
Samuel Gutierrez – 116 pounds

Super Lightweight Bout – 8 Rounds

Kareem Martin – 139 ¾ pounds
Luis Avila – 139 ¼ pounds

NOTE: The previously announced Richardson Hitchins vs. Tyrone Crawley bout is off of Saturday’s card.

FINAL QUOTES

Gervonta Davis

“It was easy making the weight. Training at home amongst my brothers, I knew I had a big task ahead of me. I’m in front of my friends and family so I’m on top of my game this go around. This has been a great experience fighting in Baltimore, it means a lot so I’ve been pushing extra hard.”

Ricardo Núñez

“I’m going to knock Gervonta Davis out by hitting him and hitting him. I know it’s Gervonta Davis’ party here in Baltimore but I’m still going to put on a good show tomorrow night. I’m here to put on a great fight. That’s what the fans want and that’s what I’m going to give them.”

ABOUT DAVIS VS. NÚÑEZ

Davis vs. Núñez will see two-time super featherweight champion and Baltimore native Gervonta “Tank” Davis become the first fighter from Baltimore in almost 80 years to make a homecoming title defense when he defends his WBA title against mandatory challenger Ricardo “Científico” Núñez live on SHOWTIME Saturday, July 27 from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature former world champions Yuriorkis Gamboa and Roman “Rocky” Martínez battling in a 10-round lightweight attraction while lightweight contender Ladarius “Memphis” Miller meets former world champion Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales in a 10-round showdown.

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