Gervonta Davis No Longer Listed As WBA 130-Pound Champion, Now Ranked No. 1 At 135 Pounds

It appears that Gervonta Davis is no longer the WBA super featherweight champion if the sanctioning body's new rankings is to be believed. 

The latest edition of the WBA rankings were updated and perhaps the most notable change was the omission of Davis as the WBA champion and instead ranked No. 1 at lightweight. The changes, if true, does reflect a couple of things.

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Firstly, as Davis was the WBA's "Super" champion and Andrew Cancio held the "Regular" title, Cancio now stands as the sole WBA world champion at 130 pounds. Davis is now the top contender ranked by the WBA for one of the three world titles being held by unified titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko. A fight between Lomachenko and Davis had been one that many clamored for in the past. Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe previously told Fightful he is confident that Davis can beat Lomachenko.

Davis has had issues in the past trying to make weight at super featherweight. In 2017, right before a title defense against Francisco Fonseca that took place on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor pay-per-view event, Davis missed weight and was stripped of his IBF title. He nearly missed weight again earlier this year when it took him three tries to get under the 130-pound limit before a WBA title defense against Hugo Ruiz in February.

In his most recent fight, Davis stopped mandatory challenger Ricardo Nunez in July in front of Davis' hometown fans of Baltimore. Prior to that fight, Mayweather Promotions sought to give Davis a unification bout in the fall, but Ellerbe told Fightful that there will still be big fights for Davis if he doesn't get that unification. 

Fightful reached out to Mayweather Promotions for confirmation of Davis vacating his title and moving up in weight and will update this story as we hear more information.

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