This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy recaps our first two fight cards of 2017, goes a round of Rapid Fire with former three-division champion Leo Santa Cruz and looks ahead to the Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia title unification fight.
Gervonta Davis predicted he would knock out 130-pound champion Jose Pedraza on Saturday night, but was noncommittal on when the stoppage would occur, suggesting it could happen in “the eighth, nine or 10th round.” In the end, the 5-foot-6 “Tank” sold himself a little short.
PBC Jabs jumps back into the ring as host Jordan Hardy previews our first two fight cards of 2017, including a chat with world champion Badou Jack before his 168-pound title unification bout with James DeGale.
Gervonta Davis has patterned his career trajectory after that of his idol and mentor, Floyd Mayweather Jr. And given the Hall of Fame-worthy résumé of his hero, Davis isn’t off to a bad start.
Jose Pedraza is well aware of his status in the hierarchy of Puerto Rican pugilism.
When Gervonta Davis makes the walk from the locker room to the ring for his first world title fight, he’ll be surrounded by several supporters. Many will be visible. A few will not.
Jose Pedraza’s crowning achievement was exactly that: a one-sided unanimous decision over Andrey Klimov for a vacant 130-pound world title—a fight in which the “Sniper” displayed volatile ambidexterity.
The 168-pound world championship showdown between Badou Jack and James DeGale already had a date and broadcasting network. Now it has a location—plus a very intriguing co-main event.