Gervonta Davis had two artists – Casanova and Lil Baby – stroll him out to the ring in entrance of a raucous crowd of 14,686 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore for his homecoming battle Saturday.
After that, “Tank” solely wished two rounds to defeat Ricardo Nunez by TKO, retain his WBA great featherweight title and produce his knockout streak to 13 fights.
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Davis caught Nunez with a left hand out of a break to stagger the Panamanian challenger throughout the second. Moments later, he unleashed a vicious left hook that rocked Nunez’s head once more in opposition to the ropes. Just a few punches later, the battle was over.
Referee Harvey Dock arguably stopped it a bit early, with the newest deaths of boxers Maxim Dadashev and Hugo Santillan really on the boxing group’s ideas. After the bout, Dock talked about he felt Nunez was “defenseless,” and it appeared that methodology to Sporting News as successfully.
“It means a lot,” Davis talked about the victory in his hometown. “It’s just not a win for me, but it’s a win for Baltimore.”
After that, Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) made it clear who he needs to battle subsequent – IBF great featherweight champion Tevin Farmer, who was in movement on the equivalent time and purchased earlier Guillaume Frenois throughout the co-main event to Maurice Hooker-Jose Ramirez in Dallas and on DAZN.
“I want Tevin my next fight,” Davis talked about bluntly.
“It can be made,” he continued, referring to himself being beneath Mayweather Promotions and Farmer being a Matchroom Boxing fighter and the drama which may ship. “Let’s get it on later this year.”
The farmer talked about on DAZN after defeating Frenois that although “Tank” needs the battle to happen, he’s not sure Davis’ camp will let the unification bout occur merely, however.
“This is a pay-per-view star,” Mayweather talked about sooner than embracing Davis throughout the ring. “He has the charisma, the will to win, he works extremely hard, he has a great team, and the only thing we can do is continue to push him and help him go to the top. He’s one of the top guys, pound for pound, right now.”
Yuriorkis Gamboa blasts Roman Martinez via second-round KO
Gamboa used a four-punch combination to register a scintillating knockout, his first in 5 years, and cap a night the place he appeared ultra-impressive.
The Cuban fighter already wished a shot at Gervonta Davis heading into this bout, and this effectivity will certainly inch him nearer to that – notably if negotiations between Davis and Farmer stall or fall flat.
Ladarius Miller wins a controversial lower up alternative (96-93, 96-93, 95-94) over Jezreel Corrales
A bitter loss to swallow for Corrales, who was controversially deducted a level throughout the 10th spherical, paving the best way by which for Miller to win a razor-thin lower up an alternative. The stage was deducted when the fighters acquired snarled in a clinch and Corrales held onto Miller, who threw his opponent to the underside.
The referee deducted the aim from Corrales, believing that he was holding, although he could have merely given him a warning or let it go altogether. What would have been a cut-up draw acquired pushed to a slim alternative for Miller in its place?