Showtime and Mayweather Promotions announce three bouts for the Aug. 26 boxing event from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, including a pair of title fights. In a WBA light heavyweight title match, champion Nathan Cleverly will defend his belt against Badou Jack, a former WBC super middleweight champion who is stepping up in weight. Cleverly:
This is a fight I have wanted ever since Badou Jack moved to light heavyweight and I’m delighted to fight in Vegas on an event like this.
To be a part of this event and fighting on this card is historic. Nothing beats it. I’m excited to get back in the ring. I’m getting ready to take that belt, and win a title in my second weight class.
In an IBF junior lightweight title matchup, undefeated Gervonta Davis defends his belt against Costa Rica’s Francisco Fonseca. A 10-round cruiserweight bout, between Chicago’s Andrew Tabiti and Philadelphia’s Steve Cunningham, is also announced.