Gervonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa – weigh-in results
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WBA Vacant Lightweight World Championship
Gervonta Davis – 134 ¾ lbs.
Yuriorkis Gamboa – 134 ½ lbs.
Referee: Jack Reiss; Judges: Ed Kanner (Ga.), Dave Moretti (Nev.), Steve Weisfeld (N.J.)
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NOTE: Davis initially weighed-in at 136 ¼ pounds at 3:56 p.m. He weighed-in at 134.8 pounds (within the contracted lightweight limit of 135 pounds) approximately 90 minutes later.
WBA Light Heavyweight World Championship
Jean Pascal – 174 ¾ lbs.
Badou Jack – 174 ½ lbs.
Referee: Bill Clancy; Judges: Julie Lederman (N.Y.), Barry Lindenman (N.C.), Nelson Vasquez (Puerto Rico)
Super Middleweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Jose Uzcategui – 167 ¾ lbs.
Lionell Thompson – 168 lbs.
Referee: George Chip; Judges: Max DeLuca (Calif.), Harold Hunt (Ga.), Nola Oliver (Ga.)
“This is great. It’s not just about boxing being in one place. It’s about thinking outside the box so I said, ‘Why not?’ Atlanta is a great place with so many beautiful people. It’s just a great city.
“And it’s all about taking chances and rolling the dice. It’s the same thing I did in my career: Took chances and rolled the dice. There is a lot of great talent that comes out of Atlanta, a lot of great boxing talent.
“When [Davis] was a kid I remember when I was on tour with Canelo a young kid came up to me and asked for an autograph and to sign his phone and take a picture. Then I saw something special in him when he came to my gym a couple of times. He was undefeated as a pro after a few fights and I said in two years I can make you a world champion. And we did it.”
“We are two warriors and we are two gentlemen so people are very excited for this fight and we are going to put on a show tomorrow night.
“[Jack] went up to my weight class. This is my weight class and I’m the champion so welcome to my weight class, Badou. It’s simple why I’m still here: Hard work and discipline.”
“I’m just excited to become a three-time world champion. He’s my friend after the fight, but for now we are enemies.”
“I’m coming back out and showing everyone I’m a knockout artist like I’ve been and I’m getting the knockout. [Caleb] Plant is my only mission and to get the rematch.”
“It was super hard [to make weight]. Anything in life worth having is super hard. I knew it would be work, but we did it. As far as him saying he’s a knockout artist, I don’t know if you’ve heard the saying, ‘The devil is a liar.’”
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IBF Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator
Angelo Leo – 121 ½ lbs.
Cesar Juarez – 121 ¾ lbs.
Super Lightweight Bout – 10-Rounds
Malik Hawkins – 139 ½ lbs.
Darwin Price – 140 lbs.