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Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh set for May 20th in London

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Walsh is ranked #1 by the IBF

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Newly-crowned IBF Super Featherweight Champion Gervonta Davis is heading across the pond for his first title defense, taking on top IBF contender Liam Walsh on May 20th at Copper Box Arena. Those in the UK can watch the card, which does not yet have any other fights scheduled, on BT Sport or BoxNation.

Davis (17-0, 16 KO) took a major step up against Jose Pedraza in January and passed the test with flying colors, battering the then-unbeaten “Sniper” over the course of seven rounds. “Tank,” just 22, has some terrific power at his disposal and figures to have an extremely high ceiling.

Walsh (21-0, 14 KO) figures to give him a solid challenge. Ranked #6 at the weight by The Ring, he knocked out Troy James for a British title last April and handily routed Andrey Klimov the following October.

We’ll pass along undercard details and any Stateside viewing options once we learn of them.