( ENSPIRE Sports ) Gervonta Davis Ends Ricardo Núñez Chances of Being a WBA Super Featherweight Champion
ENSPIRE Contributor: Fago Franklin III
Davis felt like he had to prove that he can retain his title and fight like his life depended on it. After a period where Davis and others felt like he was not mentally prepared for the challenge of being a world champion a couple of years ago, Davis stepped in the ring last night and dominated Núñez with some brutal body shots that opened him up to a left punch that snapped Núñez head back.
This was the first time a world title fight was fought in Baltimore, MD in 50 years and Davis brought the house down with his win.
Floyd Mayweather had some great things to say about Davis. “Tank is an unbelievable fighter,” Mayweather said. “He’s something special. This is a pay-per-view star. He has the charisma and the will to win. He has a big heart and has a great team behind him.”
Núñez looked stunned, but after taking a hit like that to the chin, the referee stopped the fight. “Tonight, we showed out,” Davis said. “It’s amazing to fight in front of my hometown fans, my family. It’s an incredible feeling. It’s not just a win for me, it’s a win for Baltimore. I want to do it again.”
“I’m always ready. He wasn’t. He wasn’t alert and I caught it with my third punch. I got him with a body shot. I caught him with a really nice shot. That was it.”
After the fight, Davis said that one of his goals would be to fight Tevin Farmer. He liked what he saw in Farmer and called him out. “I want Tevin. That’s a fight that can be made. Let’s get it on later this year.”