Davis dispatched Jose Pedraza with apparent ease to claim the belt earlier this year on the undercard of James DeGale and Badou Jack’s unification fight.
The 22-year-old is unbeaten in 17 fights with 16 of his wins coming by knockout and his promoter Floyd Mayweather has already labelled him ‘the future of boxing’.
But he will be fighting outside the US for the first time in his professional career in front of an expected raucous crowd.
They will likely be cheering for the home fighter Walsh. The Manchester-born 30-year-old is also unbeaten and is a former British and European champion and already holds the Commonwealth belt in the super-featherweight division.
So here’s everything else you need to know about the fight.
How can I stream Gervonta Davis v Liam Walsh in the UK?
Walsh is a fighter on Frank Warren’s books, meaning the bout will be shown in the UK live on BT Sport and BoxNation, both of which are available to BT Sport subscribers.
Sky subscribers will be able to watch on TV if they add BoxNation to their subscription for £12 per month.
BT Sport customers will also be able to stream the fight online through the BT Player.
How can I stream Gervonta Davis v Liam Walsh in the US?
The fight will be shown live on Showtime, the CBS-owned satellite and premium cable network.
Subscribers will be able to watch the fight on Showtime before the main event of the evening, Gary Russell Jr taking on Oscar Escandon in Maryland.
What time will Gervonta Davis v Liam Walsh start?
Coverage of the fight and its undercard will start at 7.30pm.
However, the main event at the Copper Box in London’s Olympic Park is not expected to get underway until around 11pm.
What is the Gervonta Davis v Liam Walsh weigh-in?
The weigh-in will take place in London on Friday where both men will have to make the 130lb limit to contest the super-featherweight title.
But Walsh has warned Davis not to try any mind-games when the two face off 24 hours ahead of the bout.
“I am prepared for anything he wants to do, but come weigh-in time I strictly advise him to stay at arms length,” Walsh said.
“Were fighters first and foremost, but although I’m prepared for anything I am professional and will conduct myself in the right way.
“But you can only push me so far before you overstep the boundary.”
Source : EXPRESS