Digest: 'Tank' Davis to fight Friday in D.C. against Guillermo Avila
Mar 30, 2016 at 4:07 AM
Undefeated super featherweight professional boxer Gervonta "Tank" Davis of Baltimore will return to the ring Friday night at the D.C. Armory in Washington in a bout televised on Spike TV.
Davis will face Guillermo Avila of Tijuana, Mexico, in a scheduled 10-round bout. The "Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV" telecast will begin at 9 p.m. with Davis-Avila opening the telecast. In the main event, Adrien Broner will defend his World Boxing Association super lightweight title against Ashley Theophane.
"I am aware of what my opponent Avila brings and the experience he has," Davis said. "He's tough, throws hard shots and is a good counterpuncher. I'm working hard in camp and I'm looking forward to returning to Spike TV again to put on another great show."
Davis is 14-0 as a pro with 13 knockouts. Avila is 16-5 with 13 knockouts.
"I'm hoping Avila brings out some things in Tank that I know are in him, but haven't come out yet," Davis' boxing trainer, Calvin Ford, said. "I want the world to see who Tank really is as a fighter. There are some issues that we are working on in the lab, so that we can have a great performance on Spike TV. We will continue to work all the way until fight time."
Tickets to the bout, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, About Billions Promotions and Headbangers Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25 may be purchased at ticketmaster.com, at Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000. The D.C. Armory is at 2001 E Capitol Street in Washington. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Weigh-ins on Thursday at the Gaylord National Harbor will begin at 1 p.m. and will be open to the public. The Gaylord is at 201 Waterfront Street in Oxon Hill.
Former Raven Boldin visits with Redskins
Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin spent Tuesday at Redskins Park for his first known free-agent visit, two people with knowledge of the situation said. Boldin has 13,195 receiving yards on 1,009 receptions over 13 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Last season with San Francisco, he had 69 catches for 789 yards and four touchdowns. At 6 feet 1, 220 pounds, Boldin does bring size, something Washington lacks in its wide receiver corps.
NFL draft: The Ravens hold nine total picks in April's draft, including seven in the first 134. The NFL announced the draft order Tuesday for all seven rounds, including the compensatory selections. The Ravens have the No. 6 overall pick in the first round; No. 36 (second round); No. 70 (third round); No. 104 (fourth round); No. 130 (fourth round, from Denver Broncos in the Gino Gradkowski trade); No. 132 (fourth round, compensatory pick); No. 134 (fourth round, compensatory pick); No. 182 (sixth round); and No. 209 (sixth round, compensatory selection). They do not have a fifth-round selection because they traded it, along with Gradkowski, to the Broncos for a fourth-round pick, and they do not have a seventh rounder because they traded it to the Miami Dolphins for cornerback Will Davis.
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Women's college lacrosse: LaSalle sophomore goalie Lucy Loughlin (Bel Air) was named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week. ... Salisbury is ranked No. 3 in the Lacrosse Magazine poll and No. 4 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll.
College baseball: Right-hander Dean Stramara struck out a Towson freshman-record 12 to help the Tigers (8-16) to an 8-1 victory over host Delaware State (4-19). The 12 strikeouts were four short of the all-time school record of 16, set by Jim Garlan against Gallaudet in 1970 and tied by Joe Hughes against Campbell in 1993. Redshirt junior first baseman Chris Henze was 4-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBIs.
Baseball: The Arizona Diamondbacks released former Orioles left-handed reliever Wesley Wright. ... The Miami Marlins released outfielder Justin Maxwell (Maryland, Sherwood).
Men's soccer: The Baltimore Bohemians will hold open tryouts Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Lugano Practice Field at Loyola Maryland's Ridley Athletic Complex. The registration fee is $35 per player; players must register by Friday. For more information, go to baltimorebohemians.com.