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Gervonta Davis announces he's coming home to defend his title

Posted at 11:21 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 08:41:32-04

BALTIMORE — “I never thought of me actually fighting in Baltimore city in a big arena,” said Gervonta "Tank" Davis.

On the big stage, in front of a cheering crowd at Mondawmin Mall, Davis announced he's coming home to the ring at Royal Farms Arena. He'll defend his title. The two-time Super Featherweight champion is a native son from West Baltimore.

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“Training every day, training twice a day even on Saturdays and Sundays. I'm working out trying to stay sharp,” said Davis.

Surrounded by coach Calvin Ford, Mayweather promotions and Baltimore Mayor Jack Young, the July 27 event is being touted as an opportunity for Charm City to shine positively in the national spotlight.

“This is huge for Baltimore city; this is huge for Baltimore city,” said Mayor Jack Young.

“He's opening up the door for all of y'all to do your thing so that on that day, July 27th, let's show the world that we can put on a world class show,” said Davis' boxing coach.

With 21 victories, Tank's made it his mission to not only win, but to represent Baltimore well and serve as a role model for growing up in West Baltimore like he did.

“Keep supporting me, keep living up to your dreams and the world is yours,” said Davis.

Tickets are still available for the championship fight on July 27.