News | Dec 29 2019

Gervonta Davis is the new WBA lightweight champion

Gervonta Davis knocks out war-torn Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa in 12 rounds
Gervonta Davis
Gervonta Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa  |  Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

FORMER super-featherweight world champion Gervonta Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) successfully moved up to 135 pounds and won the WBA lightweight belt with a 12th round knockout of Cuban veteran and former unified champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-3, 18 KOs) Saturday night in front of 14,129 fans from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

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Baltimore’s Davis further cemented his status as one of boxing’s most must-watch attractions, delivering knockdowns in rounds two and eight before delivering the final blow in round 12. Davis’ trademark left-hand was on display all night, causing all three knockdowns including a devastating uppercut in the final round that closed the show in style and brought the fans in a raucous State Farm arena to their feet.

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