Gervonta Davis’ second bout of 2019 is being plotted for July 27 at the Royal Farms Arena in his hometown of Baltimore, according to reports.
The two-time super-featherweight titlist knocked out late replacement opponent Hugo Ruiz within one round on February 9 and is looking to get back out again relatively quickly.
It’s claimed by BoxingScene that 37-year-old former unified champion Yuriorkis Gamboa is being ‘seriously considered’ as the opponent for Davis.
However a mandatory defence against Ricardo Nunez is also possible.
Initially, Gervonta Davis was the IBF super-featherweight champion – taking the title from Jose Pedraza in January 2017.
WBA – Gervonta Davis
WBC – Miguel Berchelt
IBF – Tevin Farmer
WBO – Masayuki Ito
After coming to London to stop Liam Walsh in his first defence, ‘Tank’ then lost this belt as he came in overweight against Francisco Fonseca, who he knocked out the following day.
Last year, Gervonta received the opportunity to fight for a version of the WBA title and won it by thrashing Jesus Cuellar.
He was then out of the ring for ten months until his last bout against Ruiz and so hopes to remain active and compete at least three times in 2019.