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Gervonta Davis scheduled to defend title against Ricardo Núñez at Royal Farms Arena

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Posted at 12:07 AM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 00:13:34-04

BALTIMORE — Two-Time Super Featherweight World Champion and Baltimore native Gervonta Davis is scheduled to defend his title against mandatory challenger Ricardo Núñez.

Davis will challenge Núñez in his Baltimore Homecoming on Saturday, July 27 at the Royal Farms Arena.

“Bringing a show to Baltimore for Gervonta to perform on a stage in front of his hometown fans has been a long-time ask from him and I’m glad it’s coming to fruition,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “The timing that his homecoming is taking place couldn’t be better with him having elevated his career to being the most exciting fighter in the sport and ready to give his hometown fans a treat this summer. July 27 at Royal Farms Arena will be something special for the city of Baltimore.”

Tickets for the boxing match go on sale Friday, June 7 at 12 p.m. and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or at the Royal Farms Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Davis is 21-0 with 20 KOs and became the youngest reigning American world champion in 2017 when he knocked out Jose Pedraza for the IBF 130-pound title at just 22 years old. He then became the youngest two-time world champion in April 2018 when he knocked out Jesus Andres Cuellar in the third round of their WBA Super Featherweight Championship at 24-years-old.

25-year-old Panamaniam Núñez is 21-2 with 19 KOs and is making his U.S. debut on July 27 in Baltimore as he seeks to take advantage of his first world title opportunity.

Davis is the first World Champion from Baltimore to make a hometown defense in nearly 80 years.