WBA super-featherweight champion Gervonta Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) unsurprisingly ran through Panama’s Ricardo Nunez (21-3, 19 KOs) in what was a very obvious mismatch. Davis was taking on a mandatory challenger, and you can only ask the WBA as to their reasoning for giving Nunez such a high ranking with an empty record. Alas, that’s boxing.
The hometown title defense in Baltimore brought in a sell-out crowd, who cheered him on as he punished Nunez in the second round. A big left hand sent Nunez into a tailspin, and Davis went to work on the ropes. Another massive left snapped Nunez’s head back in a way that made Harvey Dock intervene to wave the fight off. There was no knockdown, but at least to me, this was a justified stoppage given the way Nunez reacted to those punches. It was only going to get worse from there.
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Earlier this year, Davis knocked out short notice replacement Hugo Ruiz in just one round. He called out rival IBF champion Tevin Farmer (who beat Guillerme Frenois on a concurrent event streamed on DAZN) in his post-fight interview, but unless Matchroom and PBC play nice, we ain’t seeing that fight any time soon. One option for Gervonta is Yuriorkis Gamboa, who wiped out Rocky Martinez in the Davis vs. Nunez co-main.