Gervonta Davis stops Nunez, Gamboa, Miller win on undercard
Unbeaten two-time WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) recorded another vintage performance with a second-round TKO over mandatory contender Ricardo Núñez (21-3, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Davis caught Nunez in round two and referee Harvey Dock stepped in, many thought the recent death of Maxim Dadashev in the ring quite possibly could have been the reason for not giving Nunez more of a benefit of the doubt. The time was 1:33.
Former world champions did battle as Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-2, 18 KOs) stopped Roman “Rocky” Martinez (30-4-3, 18 KOs) in two rounds in a bout fought at lightweight. Gamboa sent Martinez down twice in round two. The bout was waved off on the second knockdown.
Lightweight Ladarius Miller (20-1, 6 KOs) won an ugly and unpopular ten-round split decision over former WBA 130lb world champ Jezreel Corrales (23-3, 9 KOs). Corrales lost a point for holding in round ten. The judges saw it 96-93 Corrales, 95-94, 96-93 Miller.
Undefeated super lightweight Malik Hawkins (16-0, 9 KOs) outpointed Johnathan Steele (9-5-1, 6 KOs) over eight rounds.
Undefeated super flyweight Dylan Price (9-0, 6 KOs) scored an eight-round decision over Samuel Gutierrez (16-24-6, 6 KOs).
Super lightweight Kareem Martin (13-2-1, 4 KOs) stopped Luis Avila (8-14-3, 5 KOs) in three rounds as Avila didn’t answer the bell for the fourth.
Super lightweight Kenny Robles (7-1, 3 KOs) won a six-round unanimous decision over Shawn West (3-1, 2 KOs). Robles sent West to the canvas in the first round.