Twenty-one years.

That’s how long it’s been since Atlanta hosted a world title fight.

But that drought comes to an end when Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis faces Yuriorkis Gamboa for the vacant WBA lightweight title at State Farm Arena Saturday night. Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) looks to stay undefeated when he takes on Gamboa (30-2 18 KOs) in a televised main event bout which is set to air on Showtime.

This is the first fight of this magnitude in Atlanta since Evander Holyfield defeated Vaughn Bean…


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