The next Showtime Pay-Per-View event Gervonta Davis will headline is set at the same price as his previous PPV appearance on that platform.
BoxingScene.com has confirmed that the price for the four-fight show featuring Davis and Mario Barrios in the 12-round main event June 26 has been set at $74.99.
Baltimore’s Davis viciously knocked out four-weight world champion Leo Santa Cruz with a left uppercut in the sixth round of that main event October 31 at Alamodome in San Antonio. That fight marked Davis’ debut as the featured attraction of a pay-per-view event.
Showtime’s most recent pay-per-view telecast cost $49.99, but the main event, Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul, was an eight-round exhibition Sunday night between a retired, 44-year-old legend and a completely inexperienced opponent much more known for his social media influence than his boxing ability.
The 26-year-old Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) will move up two weight classes when he battles Barrios a weeks from Saturday night at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Davis defeated Santa Cruz (37-2-1, 19 KOs) to regain the WBA “super” 130-pound championship. He’ll box Barrios (26-0, 17 KOs) for his opponent’s WBA world 140-pound crown.
The left-handed Davis technically can become a three-division champion by beating Barrios, but Scotland’s Josh Taylor is recognized as the WBA’s true champion in the 140-pound division. Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) out-pointed previously unbeaten Jose Ramirez (26-1, 17 KOs) by unanimous decision May 22 in Las Vegas to become boxing’s undisputed junior welterweight champion.
The Davis-Barrios show will include an intriguing 12-round co-feature between junior middleweight contenders Erickson Lubin and Jeison Rosario.
The Dominican Republic’s Rosario (20-2-1, 14 KOs) will fight for the first time since Jermell Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) stopped him in the eighth round of their 154-pound title unification fight September 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Lubin (23-1, 16 KOs), of Orlando, Florida, beat Terrell Gausha (22-2-1, 11 KOs) by unanimous decision in Lubin’s most recent bout, a 12-rounder September 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena.
The two other pay-per-view fights that night will feature former 154-pound champion Julian Williams and former 140-pound champ Batyr Akhmedov.
Philadelphia’s Williams (27-2-1, 16 KOs, 1 NC) is scheduled to box Albuquerque’s Brian Mendoza (19-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Williams will fight for the first time since Rosario upset him by fifth-round technical knockout in January 2020 in Philadelphia.
Uzbekistan’s Akhmedov (8-1, 7 KOs) is set to square off against Argenis Mendez (25-6-3, 12 KOs, 1 NC), of Yonkers, New York, in a 12-round WBA super lightweight elimination match. Barrios beat Akhmedov by unanimous decision to win his title in September 2019 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.