Video: Watch Gervonta Davis Spark Brawl at Weigh-in for Yuriorkis Gamboa Fight

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistDecember 27, 2019

Gervonta Davis fights Francisco Fonseca, of Costa Rica, in a boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Isaac Brekken/Associated Press

The weigh-in for Saturday's bout between Gervonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa in Atlanta erupted into a brawl Friday. 

As seen in the video courtesy of BoxingInsider.com, Davis shoved Gamboa, which led to a chaotic scene featuring representatives for both fighters on the stage:

Boxing Insider.com @BoxingInsider

WATCH THIS: Gervonta Davis comes in overweight (136.2) and a melee breaks out between his team and Gamboa’s team. #Boxing #DavisGamboa https://t.co/fU0ivdANEz

Davis initially weighed in at 136.2 pounds, putting him above the 135-pound limit. He was given two hours by the WBA to make weight, and did so at 134.8 pounds, meaning both he and Gamboa are eligible to compete for the vacant WBA (Regular) lightweight title:

SHOWTIME Boxing @ShowtimeBoxing

WBA allowed 2 hours to re-weigh in, @gervontaa makes 134.8lbs and WBA has sanctioned #DavisGamboa as a title fight at 135lbs. https://t.co/vMpRUAo0yZ

The 25-year-old Davis owns a perfect professional record of 22-0 with 21 of those victories coming by way of knockout. Cuba's Gamboa is 13 years Davis' senior at 38, and he boasts a 30-2 record with 18 knockouts.

Saturday will be Davis' first fight at lightweight after previously competing in the super featherweight division where he held the WBA (Super) super featherweight title.

Gamboa also competed in the featherweight and super featherweight divisions earlier in his career, and he won gold for Cuba at the 2004 Summer Olympics as a flyweight.

Davis and Gamboa are set to headline a card for Showtime that also features a light heavyweight title fight between Jean Pascal and Badou Jack.