Davis vs. Fonseca Fight Live Stream, Time, Date, Live Stream and TV Info, Fight live update, what TV Channel, TV Schedule, odds & games preview and more info, Date: August 26, 2017, Time: Main Card starts at 9 p.m. ET. Watch Pass Free
There are definitely perks to being the protege to a fighter as successful as Floyd Mayweather Jr. For instance, making your pay-per-view debut as the lead-in fight before the biggest pay-per-view event in combat sports history.
That’s exactly what 22-year-old Gervonta Davis has before him on Saturday night. He’ll take on fellow undefeated prospect Francisco Fonseca for the IBF Super Featherweight title in the lead-in to the McGregor-Mayweather spectacle. With record pay-per-view numbers expected, it’s a great opportunity for Davis to step up his profile as the future of the sport.
Check out below for all the information needed to catch the championship fight between Davis and Fonseca. There’s a reason that Davis is getting the push on Saturday night. He’s the perfect candidate to be declared the future of the sport after this momentous event.
Davis is the youngest champion in the sport of boxing at 22 years old and already has a classic rags-to-riches story. Growing up in inner-city Baltimore, he’s overcome poverty and hardships to be a successful boxer with his eye on replacing his promoter as the biggest draw in the sport.
“I wanted to be that guy they talk about. I want to be the guy that shine. I want to be that No. 1 guy,” Davis said, per Gabe Hiatt of the Washington Post. “I’m just ready for Floyd to pass the torch on to me.”He’s backing that talk up in the ring right now. Davis won the 130-pound title with a seventh-round TKO over Jose Pedraza and followed up the performance with a third-round destruction of Liam Walsh.