Dec 28 2019
Saturday

State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Lightweight
22-0-0
TKO 12
TKO 12
30-2-0

Belts on The Line

WBA World Lightweight Championship

The tape

26
Age
39
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 5" / 166 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
65" / 165 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOKOTKOKOTKO
Form
KOUDMDMDRTD
22
Wins
30
21
By KO
18
95
KO%
60
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2007

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

-
The Ring
-
1
WBA
2
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa report

Who won Davis vs Gamboa?

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beat Yuriorkis Gamboa by technical knockout in the 12th round on Saturday 28th December 2019 at State Farm Arena in Georgia.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the WBA lightweight championship of the world.

Also, on the undercard Jean Pascal was victorious over Badou Jack for the WBA World Light Heavyweight championship, Angelo Leo beat Cesar Juarez and Jose Uzcategui was overcome by Lionell Thompson.

Davis vs Gamboa stats

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Yuriorkis Gamboa made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Davis had a massive power advantage over Gamboa, boosting at 95% knock out percentage over Gamboa's 60%.

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was the younger man by 13 years, at 26 years old.

Davis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Gamboa. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fought out of the southpaw stance, while Yuriorkis Gamboa was an orthodox fighter.

Davis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 year and 9 months later than Gamboa, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 134 less professional rounds, 85 to Gamboa's 219.

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at lightweight.

Yuriorkis Gamboa was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 135lb division.

Davis vs Gamboa form

Davis remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Ricardo Nunez on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena, Maryland, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Hugo Ruiz on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Going into that contest, he had beat Jesus Andres Cuellar on 21st April 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Francisco Fonseca on 26th August 2017 by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Liam Walsh on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Gamboa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Roman Martinez on 27th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jason Sosa on 25th November 2017 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Robinson Castellanos on 5th May 2017 by majority decision in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Rene Alvarado on 11th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.

He had won against Hylon Williams Jr on 19th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis had been fighting more than Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Going to this contest, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis had last fought 1 year, 8 months and 27 days ago, while Yuriorkis Gamboa's last outing had been 1 year, 8 months and 27 days ago.

Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Gamboa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

What time did Davis vs Gamboa start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Davis vs Gamboa?

Davis vs Gamboa was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.

What were the odds on Davis vs Gamboa?

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was a 1/20 (-1999) favourite going into the contest, while Yuriorkis Gamboa made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.

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