News | May 21 2017

Boxing results: Gervonta Davis takes out Liam Walsh

IBF super-featherweight champion Gervonta Davis is swiftly proving himself an exceptional fighter
Gervonta Davis
Gervonta Davis celebrates after winning the fight as the referee stops Liam Walsh  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

LIAM WALSH’S world-title dream ended in a third-round knockout defeat by Floyd Mayweather’s protege Gervonta Davis at the Copper Box Arena in London.

The 31-year-old had waited almost five years to become a world champion since the collapse of a fight scheduled with Ricky Burns in 2012, but was simply outclassed by one of the planet’s most promising fighters.

America’s Davis, 22 and from Baltimore, is a talent to the extent his promoter and mentor Mayweather insists he is capable of reaching a similar level to the one he once graced.