Prediction for the fight of Gervont Davis – Yuriorkis Gamboa
Atalanta, State Farm Arena, United States
Gervonta Davis continues his climb to the top. Floyd Mayweather’s protege stands a step or two from big fights. Already on December 29, “Tank” can win the world title in lightweight according to the WBA. To do this, Davis will need to defeat the Cuban veteran Yuriorkis Gamboa. Gervonta is a young but already experienced boxer who is racing at full speed to the big peaks. And his rival is practically a “shot down pilot”, whose best years were left behind. Motivation, physical strength, almost all of the key indicators in favor of Davis. Therefore, he is considered a clear favorite.
American Davis finally goes into lightweight, and his fight with Vasily Lomachenko becomes a reality. True, before this, Gervont will hold at least two intermediate matches, and the Ukrainian will become the absolute world champion if he defeats Teofimo Lopez. Davis has nowhere to rush, because he is only 25 years old.
Gervonta Davis is, without exaggeration, the star of world boxing. He won all 22 fights in the professional ring, 21 by knockout. Only one rival Davis was able to hold out the entire distance, but the judges without a drop of doubt gave a unanimous victory to Gervonta. Davis left the WBA Super title in the second featherweight division and automatically, as an ex-world champion, became the mandatory challenger for the lightweight championship. Now everyone expects a bright debut from him in the new division, but the rival is not going to record himself as frank outsiders and hopes to create a sensation.
Track record: 22 wins, 21 by knockout, without defeat.
Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa spent a good career. By his 38 years, he had spent 32 fights in professionals, having suffered only two defeats in them. Gamboa has 30 wins, 18 early ones. His boxing career is coming to a logical conclusion, Yuriorkis can only slam the door loudly. It is possible that Davis will be his last rival.
It is curious that for all his skills (and the Cuban is very fast, agile, coordinated), Gamboa is inferior to Davis in all respects. Previously, Yuriorkis, if he could not box an opponent, crushed him with physical strength. This time, the enemy, at least, is not worse in this regard.
Track record: 30 wins, 18 knockouts, 2 losses.
We turn to comparing rivals. The fighters are the same height, and in the range of hands Davis advantage is 5 cm. Gervont is 12 years younger. He is a physically strong and gifted fighter. Almost every component now has a Davis advantage. Although he has not yet met with fighters of this level.
It is commendable that Gamboa, at 38, continues to hold the bar and box at a high level, but he has no chance against Gervonta. Yuriorkis was knocked out, to put it mildly, not by the top Castellanos, and Davis would need only a few rounds to send the Cuban to the canvas.
The recommended bet is a Gervonta Davis win by knockout. Undoubtedly, the undefeated American can easily cope with the age Cuban and will open the way for title fights. He is a potential rival of the Ukrainian Vasiliy Lomachenko, and in case of victory he will be able to count on a duel with the winner of the unification battle between Loma and Teofimo Lopez.