T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States
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Who won Davis vs Fonseca?
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beat Francisco Fonseca by knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 26th August 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the vacant IBF super featherweight championship of the world.
Davis vs Fonseca stats
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Francisco Fonseca made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 1 draw.
The stats suggested that Davis and Fonseca have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was the younger man by 1 year, at 26 years old.
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fought out of the southpaw stance, while Francisco Fonseca was an orthodox fighter.
Davis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 9 months earlier than Fonseca, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 67 less professional rounds, 85 to Fonseca's 152.
Francisco Fonseca was ranked number 14 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Davis vs Fonseca 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.
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.
What time did Davis vs Fonseca start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Davis vs Fonseca?
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was a 1/50 (-4999) favourite going into the contest, while Francisco Fonseca made his way into the ring at 11/1 (+1100) with oddsmakers.