If ticket sales are any indication, Atlanta is ready to embrace championship boxing throughout 2020. A little over 3 weeks out from Gervaonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa squaring off for the WBA lightweight title at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, a brisk ticket sales pace has the event on track for Davis’s second consecutive sellout.
The Atlanta Hawks, who play exclusively at State Farm Arena and are doing co-promotion with the Davis-Gamboa event, confirmed through a PR representative that “there are still good 100 level seats available.”
The arena, which holds 21, 000 at full capacity, has been scaled down to roughly 19, 000 for the city’s first championship boxing event since Evander Holyfield defended the heavyweight title against Vaughn Bean in 1998. With the upper bowl (200 sections) and floor seats completely sold out, there remains under 2000 tickets still available.
This is promising news for the potential star power of Davis, who sold out the 14,000-seat Royal Farms Arena in his July Baltimore homecoming against Ricardo Nunez, who Davis stopped in two rounds.
“[When it comes to stars,]Tank is right there at the top of the food chain,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told BeatsBoxingMayhem.com. “It’s going to be a packed, sold-out event. We’re going to combine music and sports culture to make one big-time event.”
The co-main event will feature interim WBA light-heavyweight titlist Jean Pascal defending his strap against Badou Jack.