With less than four weeks away from potentially the biggest boxing pay-per-view in history, there is still no announcement as to what the undercard looks like.
Showtime Sports Executive VP Stephen Espinoza addressed media at the Barclays Center during the first few fights on the Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia undercard.
One of the biggest questions for the undercard is who will IBF junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis fight. Sources told Fightful that Davis will most likely fight former world champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez and that fight will serve as the co-main event of the pay-per-view card. The fight will be Davis' second title defense after winning te title back in January and defending it in May.
Espinoza said Davis knows who he is fighting, but the announcement has yet to be made. Despite an announcement coming so close into the fight, Davis had known who he is for a while now and has been in training camp for several weeks now.
"The undercard is set. Davis knows who he is fighting. We would have made the announcement earlier in the week, but we didn't want to take away the much-deserved attention of Broner vs. Garcia. We'll make an announcement next week," Espinoza said.
Davis, who was with Espinoza and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe at the Barclays Center, denied any possible rumors about him fighting Tevin Farmer, who is riding an 18-fight win streak and is No. 5 on the IBF's official junior lightweight rankings.
Another rumored fight that could take place on the undercard is former super middleweight world champion Badou Jack making his light heavyweight debut. Jack was linked to a possible title fight with WBA "regular" light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly but the WBA recently ordered Cleverly and interim titleholder Dmitry Bivol to fight, almost putting any Cleverly vs. Jack rumors to rest.
Martinez is 1-1-1 in his last three fights and hasn't won since 2015 when he defeated Orlando Salido to win the WBO junior lightweight title. Martinez had a split draw against Salido in the ensuing rematch and then Martinez lost the title to Vasyl Lomachenko.
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