Gervonta Davis Prepared For Changes Yuriorkis Gamboa Brings
Former two time champion Gervonta Davis might probably be heading into the biggest fight of his career against the toughest of opponents when he takes on former unified world champ Yuriorkis Gamboa on Dec. 28th at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
Yuriorkis Gamboa might be his first opponent Davis meets in the lightweight division but remains the most experienced opponent he has faced in days. However, Davis’s trainer Calvin Ford believes the former champion will be able to accommodate the changers the Columbian will bring to the ring.
“We are prepared for anything that [Yuriorkis] Gamboa brings us. If he wants to brawl, we’ll brawl. If he stays in there close, we’ll stay close. Whatever he dictates, we will adjust to. That is the game plan,” Ford said. “Atlanta boxing fans have waited a long time for this. It’s going to be a great night of boxing in Atlanta.”
Gamboa is on a four fight winning streak and presently nurture hopes of defeating Davis in his lightweight debut, thereby preparing himself for another world title shot in the nearest future.
Featuring also on the card is WBA regular light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal taking on two – division champion Baduo Jack in the co-main event.
The event is expected to pull a huge turn out and also expects a spectacle as both fighters have since been anticipating this fight. He however claims the tickets are close to a sellout.
“Saturday night is going to be huge for the city of Atlanta. It’s going to be a spectacle. This is something that this great city needs, something that this city has been waiting for for quite some time. And what better opportunity to bring the hottest fighter in the sport to this great city?,” Ellerbe said. “I expect Gervonta to put on a terrific performance. I expect it to be a great fight. He’s fighting a guy who is going to bring it, who has nothing to lose. He has nothing to lose and he’s coming to be champion of the world. That’s Gamboa’s mindset. He asked for this fight. My knowledge is that he reached out two years ago, he wanted to fight ‘Tank.’ “This city is buzzing, it’s a tremendous buzz. We have limited tickets available and are expecting a sellout. The city has embraced it, and again this is great for our culture. It’s great to see the city have something to look forward to. It’s a great sporting event. You will see a number of people from all walks of life in the building Saturday night. It’s just really exciting and there’s a tremendous buzz. It’s terrific.”
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