May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017
Gervonta Davis

Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

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A shock occurred at the weigh in today as IBF super-featherweight champion Gervonta Davis failed his first attempt to make weight ahead of tomorrow’s world title fight with Liam Walsh at the Copperbox in London.

Davis looked surprised, then confused staring at the scales as he came in over the limit. He conferred with the officials around him. He stripped his shorts off to try again but was just two ounces over. He had two hours to lose that.

 

Gervonta Davis
Britain Boxing – Gervonta Davis & Liam Walsh Weigh-In – Theatre Royal Stratford East – 19/5/17 Gervonta Davis fails to make the weight for the second time during the weigh-in Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge

The world champion is still young, 22 years old, and this could disrupt his routing. Liam Walsh came in right on the weight limit of 130lbs and looks highly motivated for his first world title fight, especially after an emotionally charged press conference yesterday, when his own brothers confronted Floyd Mayweather, Gervonta’s promoter.