News | Jul 28 2019

Gervonta Davis thrills his hometown fans by scoring yet another early win

Baltimore goes wild for WBA super-featherweight champion Gervonta Davis as his mandatory challenger is put to the sword
Gervonta Davis
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TWO-TIME world super-featherweight champion Gervonta Davis thrilled his hometown fans in Baltimore by blitzing mandatory challenger Ricardo Nunez in just over four-and-a-half minutes at the Royal Farms Arena on Saturday (July 27).

In what was the first world title bout in the Maryland city in nearly 50 years, the unbeaten Davis returned to his native turf for the first time since his fourth pro fight in July 2013. In front of an expectant crowd of 14,686, “Tank” did not disappoint in retaining his WBA belt for the second occasion, once again in scintillating style.

Southpaw Davis wore Nunez down with energy-sapping strikes to the midsection in the opener, before forcing him to the ropes with lashing left hooks in the second round. With fast, accurate punches raining down on the Panamanian, the referee stepped in at 1-33. A frightening 21 of Davis’ 22 victories have now come inside the distance.