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.
“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.
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.