One of the fastest growing young stars in boxing will return on Saturday. Gervonta “Tank” Davis is raising a weight class to challenge the WBA (regular) 140-pound champion Mario Barrios on the Showtime PPV at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) is a prolific knockout artist who stood out in the wonderful performance of former champion Leo Santa Cruz last October.
The 26-year-old Davis will make his second pay-per-view headline news. He will make his debut at 140 pounds against an undefeated opponent with a significant height advantage.
Barrios (26-0, 17 KOs) won the WBA championship in 2019 when he defeated Batry Ahmedov and finished the sixth round on Davis-Santa Cruz’s hole card for the last time Defend the title by knocking out Ryan Carr. Barrios is 5 feet 10 inches tall, nearly 5 inches taller than his opponent.
This will be a difficult task for Davis, because his goal is to prove that he is one of the toughest tests to date and that he is a PPV draw.
Davis vs. Barrios updated in real time, highlights
Adams was almost disqualified, knocking Salazar out of the game
10:18 in the evening: What an interesting ending! Adams began to take over and turned around to beat Salazar. This turned into a robbery, and the referee needed to step in to warn Adams that if he persisted, he would disqualify him from the game. This is not important, because Adams immediately slammed Salazar in the face with his left hand and picked up the big knockout.
10:01 in the evening: Next is Carlos Adams and Alexis Salazar in the ten rounds of the junior welterweight bout. After Julian Williams was scratched due to injury, the battle was ultimately pay-per-view.
Ahmedov was overwhelmed and forced Mendes to retire due to injury
9:49 PM: After eight rounds, it was all Ahmedov, but Mendes eventually injured his right hand and his corner demanded to stop the fight. Ahmedov’s outstanding performance, he pushed Barrios to the limit in his only defeat. Ahmedov improved his record to 9-1 in the 8th knockout round and is sure to fight with a weight of 140 pounds.
9:40 in the evening: After six rounds, Ahmedov seemed to be in control. He made some important shots, but Mendes shot very well. However, Mendes has not really let go, allowing Ahmedov to decide how and where the battle will proceed.
9:27 p.m.: So far, Ahmedov has focused on his output and physical attacks. Mendes’ punches are really economical, and when we enter the fourth round, he absolutely must increase it.
9:08 pm: The Davis Barrios PPV was broadcast live. Yes, most people are paying attention to Tank, but the joint main event between Lubin and Rosario should be an excellent joint main event. But we started Batyr Akhmedov to face Argenis Mendez. Ahmedov only lost one game, and that was Mario Barrios.
When is the match between Gervonta Davis and Mario Barrios?
- date: June 26, 2021
- PPV start time: 8 p.m. EST | 5 p.m. Pacific time
- Davis Barrios main events: Midnight ET | 9 PM Pacific Time (approximately)
The boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Mario Barrios will be held on June 26. The pay-per-view broadcast of Showtime is expected to start at 8pm Eastern Time (5pm Pacific Time). Davis and Barrios are likely to circle around midnight EST.
How to watch Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios
Davis vs. Barrios is a Showtime event that can be watched on a pay-per-view basis through many cable and satellite providers; please consult your local supplier for more information.
In addition to traditional cable and satellite services, the Davis-Barrios match can also be broadcast live through the US Showtime app.
Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios battle card
- Gwenta Davis and Mario Barrios compete for the WBA (Regular) Junior Welterweight Championship
- Eriksson Rubin vs. Jason Rosario; Junior Welterweight
- Carlos Adames (Carlos Adames) Alexis Salazar pass the third round of TKO (2:59)
- Shane Ahmedov def. Argenis Mendez through the 8th round of Tseung Kwan O (3:00)