Pedraza 129.5 lbs Davis 129 lbs
Gevonta Davis out of Baltimore, MD will enter this fight with a perfect record of 16-0, 15 by knockout. He’s a Mayweather Promotions fighter with plenty of punching power. That power is the reason he only has 43 rounds since turning pro back in 2013. Davis has a current knockout ratio stands at 94%. Davis has been the distance only once in his career and that was just six rounds back in 2014. Mayweather Promotions and Davis feels he is up to this challenge to become the possible next IBF Jr Lightweight champion of the world.
The 27-year-old Pedraza also has a perfect record of 22-0 with 12 KO's. Pedraza is looking to fight from the outside so he’ll be happy he’s fighting a shorter opponent in Davis. Pedraza won the vacant IBF title in June of 2015 when he beat Andrey Klimov by unanimous decision. He then defended the crown twice by beating Edner Cherry and Stephen Smith by split and unanimous decisions. Even with those wins, Davis will be the most slickest and power punching opponent yet for Pedraza.
This bout will be the co-feature of the Badou Jack vs James DeGale WBC/IBF Super Middleweight Championship showdown live on Showtime starting at 9:30pm ET.
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