Saturday, June27th from Baltimore, Maryland
Gervonta Davis/Ricardo Nunez
Gervonta Davis defended his WBA junior lightweight title by defeating Ricardo Nunez via TKO in the second round in front of a sellout crowd at Royal Farms Arena.
Davis (22-0, 21 KO’s) was patient in the first but still clearly won the round. In the second round, Davis jumped all over Nunez (21-3, 19 KO’s) with a flurry of punches that put Nunez against the ropes. Davis finished the flurry with a strong left hand and it appeared that the only thing keeping Nunez from hitting the deck were the ropes. Referee Harvey Dock jumped in and waved off the fight giving Davis the KO victory.
“I have the WBA belt, I had the IBF belt. Tevin Farmer fought tonight and I want Tevin next,” Davis said. “It’s a fight that can be made so let’s get it on this year!”
Saturday, June 27th from Arlington, Texas
Jose Ramirez/Maurice Hooker
In a fight of the year candidate, WBC junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez defeated WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker via sixth round KO to become unified junior welterweight champ.
It started with a controversial first round knockdown from Ramirez that appeared to only happen because Ramirez had inadvertently stepped on Hooker’s foot sending him sprawling to the mat. The referee ruled it a knockdown as the hometown crowd angrily booed.
Hooker (26-1-3, 17 KO’s) shook off the bad call and began to touch up Ramirez with beautiful jabs. Ramirez (25-0, 17 KO’s) kept coming forward as Hooker blasted away on him.
In the sixth round Ramirez finally caught up to Hooker with a left hook to the head that staggered him into the ropes. Ramirez jumped on Hooker landing huge shots with the ropes holding up Hooker until the referee jumped in and mercifully stopped the bout.
With the victory, Ramirez can now set his sights on becoming the undisputed junior welterweight champion by defeating the winner of the Josh Taylor/Regis Prograis fight.
Tevin Farmer/Guillaume Frenois
Tevin Farmer retained his IBF junior lightweight title by out pointing Guillaume Frenois by scores of 116-111, 116-111, and 119-108.
Farmer avoided Frenois most of the bout by utilizing his quickness and defense. Although this made for a boring fight it kept Farmer upright and untouched.
Farmer (30-4-1, 6 KO’s) was deducted a point in round ten for landing a low blow. Frenois (46-2-1, 12 KO’s) was also a victim of a low blow in the sixth but the referee only gave Farmer a warning.
“I came out here and I did what I had to do,” Farmer said as the crowd booed the non-action performance. “I come in here and I keep winning. I did an excellent 12 rounds. I came in and fought all 12 rounds. I don’t care about the crowd, I came in here, I fight, I win, get my money, and I go back to my family.”
Next up for Farmer is a possible unification bout against WBA junior lightweight champ Gervonta Davis.
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