Las Vegas news: Gervonta Davis and David Benavidez to co-headline PBC Prime PPV

Las Vegas is set for a summer mega night as two of boxing’s biggest stars co-headline at the MGM Grand.

David Benavidez (28-0, 24 KOs) will lock horns with Oleksandr Gvozdyk (20-1, 16 KOs), while Gervonta Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Frank Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) on June 15.

The PPV doubleheader has long been rumored, however, has now been confirmed, as Las Vegas is set to host another huge American event.

Benavidez moves up to light heavyweight

It appears David Benavidez will be forced to wait for a shot at the undisputed super middleweight title as ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is locked into an undisputed showdown with fellow Mexican Jaime Munguia.

Instead, Benavidez has left super middleweight in his rearview mirror for now, moving up to 175 lbs to take on Ukrainian fighter Gvodzyk.

Benavidez last laced up in November, forcing super middleweight contender Demetrius Andrade to retire after the sixth. Andrade showed heart but was heavily outclassed by ‘The Monster’, facing a knockdown in the fourth round prior to the stoppage.

On the other side of the ring, Gvozdyk will face his toughest challenge yet since returning from retirement early last year.

The 37-year-old has produced three straight wins since his return to professional boxing. However, no contest will be as tough as his upcoming June clash, with Benavidez a heavy favorite leading up to the bout.

A win for Benavidez will catapult him onto the radar of the top men at light heavyweight, and potentially place him in contention for an undisputed title shot. 

Reigning champions Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev are currently preparing for a PPV mega showdown, as all four belts will be put on the line in Riyadh on June 1.

Davis defends title

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, the current WBA lightweight champion, will defend his strap against Frank Martin who will be vying to add a first world title to his resume.

The tricky southpaw is expected to be tough competition for Davis, racking up a resume of impressive wins, including a one-sided unanimous decision victory over formerly undefeated Michel Rivera in December 2022.

Davis on the other hand, has not fought since his demolition job over Ryan Garcia in April 2023.

The heavy-handed 29-year-old served 44 days in a detention center shortly after his contest with ‘King Ry’. It was revealed he had violated the terms of his house arrest, following a car crash in 2020 in which Davis fled the scene.

How to watch the Las Vegas super showdown

The event, promoted by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), will be available to watch on Amazon Prime Video for US viewers.

The card will be a PPV event, with prices yet to be announced.

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Sam Condy
Sam Condy
Sam is studying journalism and media comms at Strathclyde University and also works in Glasgow. He supports St Mirren but also has a soft spot for Man Utd and West Ham. He likes boxing, tennis and golf and grew up in Paisley.

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