Making a spectacular return to his home city of Baltimore, Gervonta Davis (22-0-, 21KOs) finished off hard-hitting Ricardo Nuñez with a second-round TKO that set off the celebration amongst the fans at Royal Farms Arena, Saturday night.
Davis started off patient as Ricardo Nuñez (21-3, 19 KOs) was the aggressor, cutting off the rope. That was short lived as Davis took over in the second round and caught him with a left hand that snapped his head back.
Davis continued to unload big shots on Nuñez which forced referee Harvey Dock to jump in at 1:33 without a count to prevent further damage.
Although he has boxing legend Floyd Mayweather as his promoter and he continues to grow his fan base, Davis has yet to secure a defining fight in his young career.
“I have the WBA belt, I had the IBF belt. Tevin Farmer fought tonight and I want Tevin next,” Davis said. “It’s a fight that can be made so let’s get it on this year. I’m only 24, I’m young, I’m learning and we are progressing.”Tonight, we showed out. It was amazing to fight in front of my friends and family. It means a lot, not just a win for me but this was a win for Baltimore.”
RAMIREZ v. HOOKER
Another TKO finish this past weekend was José Ramirez scoring a seventh round win over WBO Champion Maurice Hooker to unify the titles on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.
Hooker had his moments, even winning a couple rounds in the judges eyes with his jab and one-two combinations.
Ramirez looked to be the stronger of the two as he began turning the fight, once again, to his advantage. During the post-fight interview, he called for the winner of the battle between WBC champion Regis Prograis and IBF titleholder Josh Taylor.