Gervonta Davis KO’s Gamboa in Round 12 (VIDEO)

Gervonta Davis kept up his impressive knockout ratio with a last gasp stoppage of Yuriorkis Gamboa after a dominant performance in Atlanta, Georgia.

The undefeated two-time super featherweight world champion (23-0, 22 KOs) successfully moved up to 135 pounds and won the WBA ‘Regular’ Lightweight Title with a 12th round knockout of former unified champion Gamboa (30-3, 18 KOs).

Davis claims a Saturday night victory live on SHOWTIME in front of 14,129 fans from the award-winning State Farm Arena. Baltimore’s Davis further cemented his status as one of boxing’s most must-watch attractions. He delivered knockdowns in rounds two and eight before delivering the final blow in round 12.

Davis’ trademark left-hand was on display all night, causing all three knockdowns including a devastating uppercut in the final round that closed the show in style. Davis brought the fans in a raucous State Farm arena to their feet. The power-punching southpaw landed on 48 percent of his power punches and established overall leads of 120-78 in overall punches, 27-9 in jabs and 93-69 in power.

Davis’ excellent defense was also on display as Gamboa was only able to connect on 13 percent of his punches, including just 3 percent of his jabs. The 38-year-old Gamboa, who was severely hampered early on by what he believes to be a ruptured Achilles tendon that occurred just before the second-round knockdown.

Gamboa showed tremendous heart and resilience to survive what looked like multiple knockout blows from the 25-year-old Davis.

“Coming into this fight I knew Gamboa was a tough opponent,” said Davis, who went past the ninth round for the first time in his career. “I knew he was a vet.“As you see in the ring, I was catching and hurting him but he was still there. I knew he was better than anyone I had fought before. “I was mainly focused on catching him with clean shots. So I was catching him with clean shots and wasn’t hurting him. I knew I was in for rounds tonight.”


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