ATLANTA (December 23, 2019) - Boxing's hottest attraction Gervonta "Tank" Davis kicked off Fight Week working out in front of the Atlanta media and the city's eager boxing fans in a public workout at the Atlanta Sports Complex on Monday night.
Baltimore's two-time Super Featherweight world champion Davis takes on former unified world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa, an Olympic gold medalist from Cuba, for the vacant WBA Lightweight Title Saturday, December 28 live on SHOWTIME from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
The special holiday SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal battling two-division champion Badou Jack in the co-main event. Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale and available through Ticketmaster.com. Good tickets are still available. All tickets start at $54 and $104.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN begins live at 6:45 p.m. ET/3:45 p.m. PT on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page featuring a special holiday digital live stream offering with undefeated rising prospect Malik Hawkins facing off against unbeaten Darwin Price in a 10-round super lightweight fight. In the other streamed bout undefeated Angelo Leo squares off against Cesar Juarez in an IBF Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Here is what Davis and the principals had to say on Monday night at Atlanta Sports Complex.
"This is like my second home and it feels amazing to be here and fighting for my third time this year. I'm just excited to put on a great performance on Saturday night.
"I'm overwhelmed by all the support and the fans who came out tonight. But I still have to get the job done. All I'm worried about is getting the 'W'. Each fight, I'm breaking records which are meant to be broken. I'm breaking them with each fight and Saturday night at State Farm Arena the fans will be the real winners.
"My skill set suits a fighter like Gamboa. My mindset right now is just so focused. I know exactly what I have to do in there on Saturday night. I'm a more mature and focused fighter.
"I have a great team around me. Calvin is like a father to me and he's watched me develop as a fighter and he believes this fight will bring the best out of me.
"Gamboa's a great fighter. The experience in the ring, I have it too. So it's going to make for an exciting matchup and one the fans won't want to miss. I'm must-see TV.
"I think it's a mistake that [Gamboa] didn't watch my last fight in July. Saturday night we'll see just how much he's been studying me."