As the weekend draws near, there are still high expectations for Gervonta and Mario Davis’ fight for the World Boxing Association (WBA), Super Lightweight title. Davis and Barrios had an open workout on Wednesday, which was one of the most exciting activities before the showdown.
Both the champion Barrios as well as the challenger Davis were able to perform routines before the media. They also shared their impressions about the fight and took photos for fans and photographers.
“I’m happy to be here to give fans what they want, which is an exciting battle. Gervonta said that Atlanta had shown her love the last time she was there, so why not return?
He said that he is aware of the challenges facing Barrios, but that he feels confident.
“This is my toughest fight on paper. I will be there, and hopefully he will be as well. We’ll show the fans what we have to offer. He is a young champion. To face him, I will move up two weight classes. I don’t know how to respond if they don’t respect my work after I’ve done this. It’s amazing. This is my first fight in this weight class. “
Any chance they give me at 135 and 140, I’ll accept it,” stated the 26-year old fighter who is Super Featherweight Super Champion as well as Lightweight Champion in the pioneering organization.
Barrios, the champion, emphasized the atmosphere that existed before the fight and said that he wanted to give a great performance during the new defense of his belt.
“This is my first time, but it’s all new to me and I’m looking forward to being in Atlanta.” “I’m looking forward to going out Saturday and giving everyone a great fight,” stated the “Azteca.”
Barrios stated, “Undoubtedly, Tank’ is the most difficult test for another title defense. I’m going all out on Saturday to win.” “I think that once we’re both in the ring, people will see how great I am at 140lbs. He’s still the favourite in some ways, even though he is the challenger. The champion said, “I just take it as motivation for me.”
Today’s final press conference is held, and tomorrow they will scale the scales. This will be the last step before Saturday’s fight for the black-and-gold belt.