Gervonta Davis and Mayweather Promotions have confirmed that the 21-0 pay per view superstar will face Mario Barrios, previously featured on the Davis vs. Santa Cruz undercard scoring an impressive knockout against veteran Ryan Karl. Barrios beat the brakes off Karl in the historic backdrop of the Alamodome, landing crisp counter-combinations, as Karl ultimately failed to adjust to the aggression and sharp defense displayed by Barrios.

The entire card was an electrifying display of speed and power, starting with an outstanding first round knockout of Magdaleno at the hands of Isaac Cruz, culminated by the electrifying knockout of Leo Santa Cruz against the ropes. Davis stalked Santa Cruz, backed him up, and eventually landed the inside uppercut that separated Leo Santa Cruz from his consciousness. It was a scary amount of power delivered with perfect accuracy and precautions were taken for Santa Cruz’ health. Luckily, he eventually rose from the blow and is recovering well. Fans and spectators have the luxury of mere proximity, but the dangers of boxing are very real at all levels, from amateur to elite pro.

It’s interesting to note the similarities physically between Santa Cruz and Barrios. Each possess a height and reach advantage over Davis. Santa Cruz, now 37(19)-2 – 1, had never been knocked out before he and Davis met in the ring. Tank was able to work around the significant height and reach advantages that Leo held. He took shots to get inside when he had to and took advantage of his opportunities.

After an impressive showing on Gervonta Davis' undercard, Mario Barrios has secured a shot at the champion himself.

Mario “El Azteca” Barrios is much bigger than Leo Santa Cruz, standing 5’10 with a 71” reach and competing at super lightweight. And Santa Cruz is bigger than Davis, who’s under 5’6” and fights all the way down at super featherweight. Barrios is a long, rangy fighter with good speed and power. He’s undefeated, and expected to give Davis a difficult fight, since he’ll have more of all of the physical advantages that Santa Cruz held over him. Barrios is slated to fight Davis in a championship bout with a weight limit of 140 lbs.

It’d be another milestone in the 24(23)-0 career of the young Mayweather apprentice, if he can find a way to overcome Barrios; victory would make Gervonta Davis a 3-division world champion.

Despite usually fighting from a big size disadvantage, Gervonta Davis hits so hard that bigger opponents are usually at a big power disadvantage.

Of the 24 men who dared enter the ring with him so far, Davis has knocked out 23.

Despite usually fighting from a big size disadvantage, Gervonta Davis hits so hard that bigger opponents are usually at a big power disadvantage.

 Of the 24 men who dared enter the ring with him so far, Davis has knocked out 23.

Gervonta Davis lands a powerful left hand