LAS VEGAS – Gervonta Davis flexed his fitness and made a point Friday as he weighed in nearly two pounds under the lightweight limit for Saturday night’s WBA title defense against challenger Frank Martin.

Baltimore’s Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) weighed 133.4 pounds while Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) came in at 134.4 for what will be the 100th championship fight card at historic MGM Grand Garden Arena.

While Davis, 29, emphasized his superb shape by doing an on-stage backflip for the weigh-in crowd inside the arena, he also sent a message that the lightweight division is his truest home, even as a wealth of big-name 140-pound champions would love to tempt him to move up to where he has previously stood as world champion.

“It’s going to be crazy out there,” Davis said. “Hopefully, [Martin] trained hard. It’s going to be a great night for the sport of boxing.”

And a bigger night may be on the brink of following a predicted Davis victory.

A source connected to negotiations told BoxingScene that Ukraine’s three-division champion and IBF lightweight belt holder Vasiliy Lomachenko (18-3, 12 KOs) has confirmed to his promoter, Top Rank, that he will fight again, and Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions have initiated talks to stage a Davis-Lomachenko unification bout, with November being the target month right now.

“I’m not going to negotiate in the press,” Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum told BoxingScene Friday. “Stand by. Let’s see what happens tomorrow night.”

Lomachenko, 36, has longed for a Davis fight for the better part of five years, and he recently engaged in an extended conversation with his manager, Egis Klimas, expressing his interest in continuing his career despite the distractions of his country’s war with Russia.

First, Davis has to take care of business against Martin, who engaged with Davis at their face-off and professed his readiness for one of the sport’s most destructive knockout punchers following a lengthy camp with 2022 trainer of the year Derrick James in Texas.

“We’re both ready for a brawl,” Martin said on stage. “I’m a dog. I’m coming out on top tomorrow night – I don’t care who he is.

“It’s everything, this moment right here. The guys have been getting emotional – it’s from all the hard work and all the sacrifices. I’m coming out on top tomorrow. Just know that.”

Also, after some scheduling confusion that led both David Benavidez (28-0, 24 KOs) and former light heavyweight titleholder Oleksandr Gvozdyk (20-1, 13 KOs) to weigh in at 174.2 pounds during the morning instead of the afternoon, both fighters looked strong on stage.

Gvozdyk, 37, looked especially ripped as he tries to follow the title-winning success of his countrymen Lomachenko, undisputed heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and new lightweight titleholder Denys Berinchyk recently.

“It’s a great opportunity to be a champion again,” Gvozdyk said in reference to the WBC interim belt that’s on the line for both fighters.

While Benavidez has spent two years seeking a date with super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, Alvarez has balked at the bout and Benavidez has indicated this week he would be satisfied to win Saturday and move up to fight the winner of the Oct. 12 Artur Beterbiev-Dmitry Bivol undisputed light heavyweight title fight in Saudi Arabia.

Benavidez repeated that he intends to knock out Gvozdyk, predicting a “destructive” performance.

“I’m going for the knockout,” Benavidez said. “A new champion is coming soon.”

Among Saturday’s other pay-per-view bouts: junior welterweights Alberto Puello (139.8) and unbeaten Gary Antuanne Russell (138.2) made weight.

Russell (17-0, 17 KOs) is the one – more likely than Davis – to pursue the 140-pound titleholders Subriel Matias, Teofimo Lopez, Devin Haney and Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz.

And new WBC middleweight champion Carlos Adames came in at 159.2 pounds, versus contender Terrell Gausha (160).