Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios Undercard: 3 Crazy Predictions

Published 06/26/2021, 4:19 AM EDT


This weekend, Gervonta Davis will headline the main event against Mario Barrios. The pair will go all out against each other for the WBA super-lightweight title and will look forward to rolling out an amazing show for the fans.

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This contest was in discussion for a long time. However, due to some glitches, it couldn’t get staged earlier. Nevertheless, it is finally on the brink of happening and everyone in the combat sports fraternity is hooked in to see this epic encounter.

Although the Davis vs Barrios fight will be the center of attraction on Saturday night, there are 3 prime fights on the same card that look promising. Moreover, these fights have some of the most renowned boxing stars taking up the ring space. That said, let’s take a look and analyze these 3 fights.

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3 intriguing fights on the Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios fight card

Erickson Lubin vs Jeison Rosario – WBC silver super-welterweight title

This is the most intriguing clash on the Davis vs Barrios fight card. In this collision, the highly skilled Erickson Lubin will take up the ring space against the toughest adversary of his boxing career in Jeison Rosario. Lubin, in this fight, will walk in as a favorite, because he’s riding on a string of wins following his only loss that came in 2017 against Jermell Charlo.

On the other hand, Rosario capitulated to a loss in his last fight and that came against Jermell Charlo as well. Hence, he will have a lot more at stake, as he will be desperate to avoid a skid. ‘The Hammer’ has a track record of 23-1, whereas ‘Banana’ has a record of 20-2-1.

Currently, the momentum is with Lubin and we predict that he’ll go on to win this bout.

Prediction – Erickson Lubin wins via T/KO in round 7. 

Carlos Adames vs Alexis Salazar – Super-welterweight

The Guadalajara boxer, Alexis Salazar, will take on his first fight of 2021 against Carlos Adames. This will be a 10-round super-welterweight clash between the boxers, who’re desperate to reach the peak of the roster. Salazar will walk into this bout with a resume of 23 wins and 3 losses. His last loss came in 2015 and since then, he’s only added vital ‘W’s to his resume, thus showing an improved version of himself.

On the flip side, his opponent, Carlos Adames, holds 19 wins and 1 loss under his wing. He has sublime skill sets and boasts both offensive and defensive styles of fighting. Yet, at this moment, the Mexican boxer’s prowess seems too much for Adames. And in this fight, he might face the wrath of the same.

Prediction – Alexis Salazar wins this fight via decision. 

Batyr Akhmedov vs Algenis Mendez – Super-lightweight

The Akhmedov vs Mendez fight will be another high-class contest on the Davis vs Barrios fight card. Akhmedov, who just holds 9 fights (8 wins and seven knockouts) under his belt, has already become a knockout sensation. He goes toe-to-toe against his opponents and lands some slick uppercuts and straight left hands.

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On the other side, Mendez has struggled to keep himself relevant to the fight world and the super-lightweight division. That said, on Saturday night, he will have a prime opportunity to pull off a huge upset and win his twenty-sixth bout. However, as Akhmedov is in the form of his life, it would not be wise to pick against him.

Prediction – Batyr Akhmedov wins via T/KO in round 4. 

What are your predictions for all of these fights?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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