Throughout 2016 the boxing world added a familiar up and coming name to their list of fighters to watch. That name is Gervonta Davis.
Undefeated Baltimore, Maryland fighter, Gervonta Davis 17-0, (16 KO's), who is also a Mayweather Promotions fighter has been nationally televised a few times, and will continue to be when he defeated Jose Pedraza for the IBF Jr Lightweight title live on Showtime Championship Boxing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
As the champion coming into the contest Pedraza was competitive in the first five rounds, but Davis’ speed and power started to prove to be too much as the rounds continued. It was a sixth round body shot that clearly showed to be the deciding factor to change the will of Pedraza wanting to continue the fight. In the seventh, Davis landed a hard right hook to the side of the head of Pedraza putting him down on the canvas. Pedraza did get up, but the fight was stopped there, as Pedraza was in no condition to continue.
Davis: "It feels great to win my first belt," Davis said. "It was a lot of hard work, but it means a lot to me that I had a great performance and boxed really well. I appreciate the best boxer in the world backing me, Floyd Mayweather."