WBA super feather champ Davis TKOs Nunez in two

Unbeaten two-time WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) scored an explosive second round TKO over mandatory challenger Ricardo Núñez (21-3, 19 KOs) on Saturday night before 14,686 at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Davis rocked Nunez in round two and the bout was very quickly waved off by referee Harvey Dock. Núñez complained about the stoppage. Time was 1:33.

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“I’m always ready. He wasn’t,” Davis said. “He wasn’t alert and I caught it with my third punch. I got him with a body shot. I caught him with a really nice shot. That was it…Tevin Farmer fought tonight. I want Tevin. That’s a fight that can be made. Let’s get it on later this year.”

In a clash between former world champions, Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-2, 18 KOs) destroyed Roman “Rocky” Martinez (30-4-3, 18 KOs) in two rounds in a bout fought at lightweight.

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Gamboa dropped Martinez twice in round two, the second time for the count. No time announced.

Lightweight Ladarius Miller (20-1, 6 KOs) won an ugly and controversial ten round split decision over former WBA 130lb world titlist Jezreel Corrales (23-3, 9 KOs). Corrales was very questionably deducted a point for holding in round ten, which decided the fight. Scores were 96-93 Corrales, 95-94, 96-93 Miller.

Undefeated super lightweight Malik Hawkins (16-0, 9 KOs) outscored Johnathan Steele (9-5-1, 6 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 79-73.

Undefeated super flyweight Dylan Price (9-0, 6 KOs) outpointed Samuel Gutierrez (16-24-6, 6 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 79-73.

Super lightweight Kareem Martin (13-2-1, 4 KOs) pounded on journeyman Luis Avila (8-14-3, 5 KOs) for three rounds. Avila didn’t come out for round four.

Super lightweight Kenny Robles (7-1, 3 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Shawn West (3-1, 2 KOs). West down in round one.

Tevin Farmer retains IBF super feather title
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  • Nunez was stupid to let his concentration down and simply got caught by an opportunistic Davis. We had a great fight at hand, and once Nunez got tagged, he did not try to clinch or do anything better than trade punches with Davis while in the danger zone. Amateur/Beginner mistake. He was greatly testing Davis up until that point. That sucks. I wanted to see more and gather more data.When you want to beat a named guy, don’t smile and stick to the game plan. That named guy can be intimidated in the ring if you are doing your thing, especially when you can be competitive as Nunez was tonight before screwing up everything for nothing. 😉

  • Davis showed he’s as much as a “dirty” fighter as his mentor Floyd by hitting during a break.

    Nothing against Davis but that was just uncool, be a fighter and a gentleman.

  • just go up to 135 and fight Gamboa. No title required. Santa Cruz and Farmer are boring fights for Tank Davis. Santa Cruz and Farmer do not have power. Call out Joseph Diaz if anyone that is light. Gamboa will be 38 before you know it. Don’t suppose Gamboa has a WBA rating. But the WBA contenders at 130 are kind of a bore. (But getting bored how boxing keeps steering these upcoming winners into boring matches for about a year). WBA top fighters at 130
    1 RENE ALVARADO (lost to Gamboa), 3 JAYSON VELEZ, 4 AKZHOL SULAIMANBEK, 6 ABNER MARES (almost 34), 7 ABRAHAM NOVA, 9 ROGER GUTIERREZ, VEN. 10 TONY GOMEZ, VEN. 11 ANTHONY CACACE, GBR

  • What a ripoff and early stoppage in the Davis/Nunez fight. Championship level match in the 2nd round he didn’t even go down and he waves it off. One sided and late in the fight maybe, but not so early. Davis sure is going places though. From dirt poor to millionaire you have to give him credit. He earned it.

  • Nunez looked like a good fighter and was giving a good account of himself. However, he seemed to be looking at the crowd when he stuck his chin out for a Davis left hook. It was all over after that. It was not a quick stoppage, although it may have seemed that way. Nunez almost collapsed when the ref let him go. Not a great win for Davis because Nunez was almost a complete unknown. Nunez did surprise me in that he boxed well and landed some good shots until the surprise ending.

    I also watched the Tevin Farmer fight and he’s as boring as could be. He really has no power to speak of and a match against Davis just doesn’t excite me. I’d rather see Davis against someone with skill who can bang. There aren’t many like that in the featherweight or super featherweight division. Davis hits too hard for most of them. He may have to go up to the lightweight ranks, if a Lomachenko fight doesn’t materialize.

  • gamboa looked pretty good in this fight,but i don’t think he can handle the tank.the tank wasted no time in his fight got rid of him fast.

  • I was very impressed to see Davis walk down a puncher without even throwing a jab. Floyd is doing a great job advising though, Tank called out the lightest puncher in his division and a featherweight.

  • Mike P
    Good fight for as long as it lasted. With the recent deaths of two fighters we may be seeing more of the early stoppage

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