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Gervonta Davis TKO's opponent in second round to retain title in front of hometown crowd

Posted: 6:55 PM, Jul 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-29 08:27:17-04
Gervonta Davis v Francisco Fonseca

BALTIMORE — Baltimore's own Gervonta Davis successfully defended his WBA super featherweight championship in front of a sold out hometown crowd Saturday evening at the Royal Farms Arena.

It took Davis less than two rounds to defeat challenger Ricardo Nunez.

With 1:27 remaining in the round, Referee Harvey Dock stepped in to stop the fight and declare Davis the winner via TKO.

Seconds before the stoppage, the 130 pounder known as ''Tank'' connected with a ferocious left hand to the right side of Nunez's face causing the Panamanian native to backtrack towards the ropes, and open himself up to a barrage of hook and uppercut combinations.

With the victory, Davis' undefeated record improves to 22-0 with 21 of those wins coming by knockout.

The fight was the first title bout held in Baltimore since 1970.

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The 24-year-old Davis is the first fighter from Baltimore in almost 80 years to have defended a championship in Charm City.