A new WBA Super featherweight champion has been crowned, as Gervonta Davis has gained his first world title, since losing one on the scale prior to Mayweather-McGregor.
The Baltimore native took the title with a third round TKO win over Jesus Cuellar.
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Jesus Cuellar vs. Gervonta Davis.
Gervonta Davis walks into the Barclays Center looking to claim the WBA super featherweight title, as he gains a technical knockout of Jesus Cuellar.
Cuellar put up a strong showing, but Davis continued to attack the body, sending Cuellar down for the fourth, fifth, and sixth times in his career, forcing the stoppage in round number three.
Strong first round from Davis, landing strong shots on Cuellar. Cuellar is standing and banging with Davis.
Cuellar drops to his knees for the fourth time in his career, with a little over 90 seconds left in the round with a devastating liver shot by Davis. Answers the standing eight count, and attempts to battle back against Davis’ strong offense.
Cuellar gets dropped to his knees again as Davis continues to put the pressure on his opponent during round three.
Another major combination by the “tank” drops the Argentine fighter for the third and final time, the referee stops the fight as Gervonta Davis will earn the WBA super featherweight title.