Mayweather Promotions at the Royal Farms Arena, in Baltimore, MD, Saturday Super World Super Featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis defended his title against Ricardo Nunez on Showtime before a sellout crowd of 14,000.
In the Main Event WBA Super Featherweight champion southpaw Gervonta “Tank” Davis, 22-0 (21), 129 1/2, of Baltimore, MD, stopped No. 2 ranked Ricardo “El Cientifico” Nunez, 21-3 (19), 128 ľ, of La Chorrera, Panama, at 2:03 of the second round.
In the first round Davis used an effective jab controlling the round with occasional lead lefts to the chin of Nunez. In the second round Davis landed a left cross on the chin of Nunez followed by 2 more punches on the chin having him defenseless on the ropes when referee Harvey Dock halted the fight.
“First I want to thank God for without Him nothing would be possible. It was amazing to fight in front of my fans and family. It wasn’t just a win for me but for Baltimore. I want Tevin (Farmer) in my next fight. I’m only 24 and than my team of Al Haymon, and Floyd (Mayweather),” said Davis.
In the co-feature former Olympic Gold Medalist, WBA and IBF Featherweight champion now Lightweight Cuba’s Yuriorkis “El Ciclon de Guantanamo” Gamboa, 30-2 (18), 132 1/2, of Miami, FL, knocked out 3-time featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez, 30-4-3 (18), 133 1/2, of Vega Baja, PR, at 2:00 of the second round.
In the first round Gamboa took the lead boxing well. In the final minute Gamboa landed a 3-punch combination. In the second round after 15 seconds Gamboa landed a double left hook on the chin followed by a right of Martinez knocked him down. Referee Clancy issued an 8 count. A combination from Gamboa on the chin of Martinez dropped him and he couldn’t beat the count.
“I have explosiveness and speed having the punching power to win. I knew it was a matter of time before a knockout. My next fight should be with Gervonta Davis,” said Gamboa.
Lightweight southpaw Ladarius “Memphis” Miller, 20-1 (6), 135 1/2, of Las Vegas, NV, won a split decision over southpaw Jezzrel “El Invisible” Corrales, 23-3 (9), 134 1/2, of San Miguelito, Panama, over 10 rounds.
In the first round Corrales with hands to his side was swinging wildly while Miller didn’t land a punch until the final minute of the round. In the second round Miller came out right away landing the first punch a chopping left to the head of Corrales. Corrales warned for holding halfway through the round.
In the third round both boxers were mostly going to the body while missing to the head. Miller seemed to have the edge. In the fourth round Miller opened with a solid right hook to the chin of Corrales. Too much holding up to this point.
In the fifth round Corrales was more active though missing as much as landing. A 3-punch combination highlighted the round from Corrales. In the sixth round both using jabs for the most part. With a minute left in the round Corrales rocked Miller with a right hand to the chin. With 30 seconds left Corrales took a stern warning from the referee for hitting on the break. Miller’s right eyebrow was cut by a clash of heads.
In the seventh round Corrales continues to hold the right arm of Miller with his left and punches with the right to the head. Miller’s best punch was a left to the chin as Corrales was pulling away. Corrales getting the better of the two with right hooks to the chin.
In the eighth round of more holding than fighting Corrales continued to have an edge. In the ninth round it was close but Miller may have finally edged Corrales. In the tenth and final round Miller suffered a bloody nose and got warned for a low blow. The referee finally took a point from Corrales for holding. Corrales landed a wild right to the head of Miller.
Scores were Carter 96-93 Corrales Hazzard, Jr. 96-93 Miller and Moretti 95-94 Miller. This writer had it 95-94 Corrales. The point deduction in the final round cost Corrales the fight which would have been a draw.
Super Welterweight Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez, 29-5-1 (21), of Juncos, PR, stopped Hector “El Estudianti” Ruben, 12-11-2 (6), of En Senada, MEX, in the 7th round.
Super Lightweight Malik “Iceman” Hawkins, 16-0 (9), 140 Ľ, of Baltimore, MD, defeated Jonathan Steele, 9-5-1 (6), 139 ľ, of Duncanville, TX, over 8 rounds.
Super Flyweight Dylan Price, 9-0 (6), 115 1/2, of Sickerville, NJ, defeated Samuel Gutierrez, 16-24-6 (6), 116, of Saltillo, MEX, over 8 rounds.