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Davis vs. Barrios WBA Super Lightweight Title Fight Preview and Boxing Odds

By Carlos Chacon

The Davis vs. Barrios pairing might not be the one everyone was expecting, but this matchup promises to produce great boxing action for fans of the sport and bettors alike. Gervonta Davis looks to build on his big knockout win against Leo Santa Cruz and bring it to the ring once he takes on Mario Barrios. The fight will have the WBA Super Lightweight title on the line, bringing more thrill from both sides.

Despite not facing one of the ‘four horsemen of the lightweight division, Barrios is more than capable of putting pressure on Davis. This is Davis’ first fight since in the 140lb division, and everyone is excited to see if his power could translate in a heavier weight class.

NitroBetting goes deep into the fight and brings you all the necessary information you need to get a good look at both contestants. Find key details that cover both sides, the latest Boxing odds, including timely betting trends, and expert betting predictions.

Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios Fight Info

  • When: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:00 PM ET (Main Card)
  • Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: Showtime
  • Live Stream: Showtime

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Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios Fight Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Gervonta Davis -526 Mario Barrios +364

Why is Gervonta Davis at a Safe Boxing Betting Pick?

  • Record: 24-0-0

It’s no secret that Davis packs a punch behind those fists as he holds an undefeated 24-0 record with 23 of those victories coming by knockout. His last fight that went the distance was way back in 2014 when he was only 19. Although ‘Tank’ has the power, he picks his punches very well.

He avoids going in recklessly and sets up his shots carefully. This is a testament to Davis’ high fight IQ and is the winning attribute that can put his name next to the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Vasyl Lomachenko, and Manny Pacquiao.

Davis pulled off the knockout of the year when he dropped Leo Santa Cruz on the mats where his power was showcased to the entire world. Now, he has the opportunity to test if he can translate this power when he moves to another weight division. If he accomplishes this, he adds another one to his 23-knockout record and s that he is the bigger puncher of the two.

Why is Mario Barrios at a Safe Boxing Betting Pick?

  • Record: 26-0-0

Speed will be Barrios’ best companion in this fight. Although ‘Ez Azteca’ has the size advantage in the ring, he needs to channel his swift movements and punches as well. Using speed on his jabs and his footwork to steer away from heavy counters that we anticipate Davis to deliver is a must.

At times, Barrios takes part in toe-to-toe firefights with his opponents and we’ve seen impressive hand speed and decent weights on the punches. However, getting into a situation like this with Davis might not be the best idea early on as the latter is known to have the bigger punching power of the two.

Barrios walks into the showdown with the height and reach advantage at five inches and four inches, respectively. But for the first time in his career, he enters as the underdog. If the 26-year-old American can pull out a win here, he can start lining up bigger names in the division and work his way up the rankings.

Davis vs. Barrios Betting Trends

  • Davis is 5-0 in his last 5 fights, featuring 2 KO’s and 3 TKOs.
  • Davis holds more punching power over his opponent, recording a 96% KO percentage over Barrios’ 65%.
  • In his last 5 results, Davis ended the fight in 8 rounds or earlier.
  • Barrios is 5-0 in his last 5 fights, featuring 3 KO’s, 1 Unanimous Decision, and 1 Retirement.
  • Barrios holds more professional fights under his belt, having had 2 more fights and 46 more rounds than Davis.
  • In his last 5 results, Barrios ended 3 in 3 rounds or earlier.

Davis vs. Barrios Expert Betting Predictions

No one doubts the exceptional punching power of the 26-year-old Gervonta Davis, and this could well be the tool that gets him the win on Saturday night. He gets a clear advantage on paper. However, we should never overlook the capabilities of Mario Barrios. If he can dictate the pace early on and try to get into exchanges with ‘Tank’ to impose dominance, there’s a good chance that he gets good looks and the upper hand. He’s bound to land one of his power punches, and Davis has to be prepared to take clean hits. Ultimately, we are bound to witness a great fight ahead of us.

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