Gervonta Davis breaks by means of the taller and rangier Mario Barrios in an thrilling battle
Rangy Texan Barrios used his top and attain benefits to good impact within the first half of the bout by outjabbing Davis, however the stocky Marylander was at all times harmful along with his quick and explosive energy punches.
With the battle within the stability after the opening six rounds, a powerful second-half displaying from Davis noticed him surge to victory in scintillating type.
In spherical eight, Davis despatched his fellow 26-year-old to the canvas twice in fast succession. An arcing proper hand floored Barrios within the nook, earlier than a booming left hook decked him by the ropes quickly after.
Barrios stored plugging away till Davis conclusively terminated proceedings within the eleventh. A sickening left uppercut to the photo voltaic plexus pressured Barrios to drop all the way down to all fours, with the San Antonio man bravely making it again to his toes. This solely delayed the inevitable, nonetheless, as an additional assault from Davis compelled the referee to step in and name the competition off at 2-13.
On the time of the stoppage, Baltimore’s Davis was forward on all three scorecards by marks of 97-91 and 96-92 twice.
“It was robust attending to him as a result of he was tall and had an extended attain than me,” the undefeated southpaw stated on the post-fight press convention. “However after I acquired to him, that’s after I acquired the job achieved.”