According to Boxingnews24.com, the world champion in the second featherweight (up to 59 kg) and light (up to 61.2 kg) weights, American Jervonta Davis (24-0-0, 23 KO) can compete in a new division for himself. This was stated by the fighter himself.
Davis said his next opponent will be the reigning world champion.
So, there are two options. Either Davis will risk going down to featherweight (up to 57.2 kg), suitable for him in size, but hardly comfortable for his lifestyle, or he will rise to the first welterweight (up to 63.5 kg).
Both PBCs have champions. Featherweight is American Gary Russell (31-1-0, 18 KO), who has held the WBC belt for several years, and in junior welterweight is young Texas-born Mario Barrios (26-0-0, 17 KO), not so long ago became a “regular” WBA champion.