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Video: Gervonta Davis Talks Cuellar Win, Future Options

Barclays Center, Brooklyn - In the opening bout of the telecast, Gervonta Davis became a two-time world champion in empathic fashion with a third round TKO of former champion Jesus Cuellar to capture the vacant WBA 130-pound World Championship.

The undefeated Davis (20-0, 19 KOs), who lost the IBF 130-pound title on the scales last August, scored three knockdowns in less than three rounds to win his second title in the super featherweight division.

The 23-year-old connected on 49 percent of his power shots in his first bout with new trainer Kevin Cunningham.

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Davis utilized a combination of body shots, uppercuts and effective counterpunching to break down Cuellar, a former titlist at 126-pounds. Baltimore's Davis floored Cuellar with a body blow in the second round and didn't relent from there.

The southpaw pressed forward in the third, stalking Cuellar against the ropes and sending him down for the second time with a series of combinations. Cuellar (28-3, 21 KOs) got up, but was in serious trouble and referee Benjy Esteves stepped in to halt the contest at 2:45 with the Argentine falling to the canvas for the third time.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by True That on 04-22-2018

Gervonta Davis the fake WBA Super Champ Alberto Machado is the real WBA Super Champ

Comment by genrick on 04-22-2018

Why can't they pronounce Cuellar properly? All Showtime commentators pronounce it as "quasar." It's annoying. Happens all the time with words with "ll" in it. They pronounce Padilla as Padiya, instead of Pa-dil-ya. Cuellar is pronounced quell-yar in Hispanic communities,…

Comment by factsarenice on 04-22-2018

Alberto Machado or Jezreel Corrales

Comment by Eff Pandas on 04-22-2018

Is that chick on the side his girl who he gave a job to or a legit media person who's helping dude not look like a dummy in some of these interviews? Or did Ellerbe hire her I wonder cuz…

Comment by Letmaku on 04-22-2018

Gervonta should fight Loma 😉

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