Gervonta Davis overwhelms Ricardo Nunez with power, wins by stoppage

Gervonta Davis makes seconds defense of WBA belt

Gervonta Davis photo by Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME
Gervonta Davis photo by Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Fighting in from of his hometown fans for the first time, WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) took out mandatory challenger Ricardo Nunez in round two at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD.


The crowd was ready for an aggressive start from Davis in the opening stanza, but the man nicknamed “Tank” took his time and eyed his opponent. Nunez (21-3, 19 KOs) fired a few jabs and moved to his left.


Davis, a southpaw, moved forward. He shot out a double jab. Seconds later he landed a hard left landed and a number of body shots. Apparently Davis, 24, had seen enough.


Nunez,25,connected with an uppercut in round two. He was moving his hands to keep Davis busy, but Davis forced Nunez, who was gazing at the crowd, into the ropes and unloaded. Two big shots landed, buckling Nunez, followed by a right and left rendering Nunez virtually helpless.


Referee Harvey Dock jumped in and stopped the fight. Nunez didn’t complain.


The time 1:33 into round two.


“This was amazing to fight in front of my fans," said Davis with a smile. "This wasn’t just a win, but a win for Baltimore.”

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