Saturday, August 26, 2017

Gervonta Davis Fails to Make Weight

Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs) came in two pounds over the 130 pounds limit on Friday at the weigh-in, in Las Vegas for his title defense against challenger, Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs). This is not the first time that Davis has had trouble making weight. Prior to his title defense against Liam Walsh in May, he needed three attempts to make weight. Although the fight will still take place tonight on the Mayweather vs. McGregor undercard, Davis has been stripped of his IBF Junior Lightweight Title. If Fonseca defeats Davis, he can still be crowned the new IBF Junior Lightweight champion.

This seems to be just another chapter to the "soap opera" that will finally end this evening. I am very disappointed to see a young and talented fighter fail to make weight in a fight that may turn out to be the most viewed of his career. I truly hope that Davis bounces back from this setback, and learns a lesson in the importance of making weight... Especially in title fights!


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