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Ohara Davies Vs. Ismael Barroso Locked For December 2nd Garcia-Duarte Card, Vacant WBA 140 Lbs Title On The Line

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Ohara Davies (L) and Ismael Barroso (R) will contest the vacant WBA super lightweight title which previously belonged to Rolando "Rolly" Romero. (Photo by Golden Boy Promotions)

Ohara Davies and Ismael Barroso are scheduled to face each other on December 2nd, competing for the WBA interim super lightweight title. Golden Boy Promotions will promote the fight, and it will be broadcasted on the DAZN streaming service. The event will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, serving as the undercard for the main event featuring Ryan Garcia and Oscar Duarte.

A win will mark the first real chance for British fighter Ohara Davies’ (25-2, 18 KO’s) to fight for a world title if he captures the interim title, while Venezuelan contender Ismael Barroso (24-4-2, 22 KO’s) will also be looking to become a world champion after missing the mark at least thrice. Barroso’s most recent title fight occurred on May 13th, where he faced a controversial loss to Rolando Romero (15-1, 13 KO’s).

The addition of the Davies-Barroso fight to the Garcia-Duarte card enhances the overall value of the event, with an interim world title now on the line in the same division as Ryan Garcia (23-1, 19 KO’s). Depending on the result of his upcoming fight against Oscar Duarte (26-1-1, 21 KO’s), Ryan Garcia might face .

The winner’s path towards a world title lies in the hands of Rolando Romero, the WBA champion-in-recess at 140 lbs who the interim champion must face in order to become an actual world champion. Romero is expected to compete once he recovers from the injury that has been speculated to put him out until 2024, and the full WBA title will be made available once he and the winner of Davies-Barroso enter the ring.

Currently, Ohara Davies is currently considered the favorite by at least one oddsmaker, while Ismael Barroso is likely seen as the underdog due to his age of 40 compared to Davies, who is 31 years old. However, as Barroso demonstrated in his last match against Rolando Romero, his age may not have as negative an impact on the fight as the public perceives.