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 IBF super featherweight championship of the world.
Davis vs Fonseca stats
Back in August 2017, 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.
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was the younger man by 1 year, at 22 years old.
Fonseca had a height advantage of 1 inch over Davis. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
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 47 less professional rounds, 130 to Fonseca's 177.
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 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.
Previous to that, he had won against Jose Pedraza on 14th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mario Macias Rorozco on 3rd June 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Before that, he had defeated Guillermo Avila on 1st April 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at DC Armory, Washington.
He had won against Luis Sanchez on 18th December 2015 by knockout in the 9th round at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 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 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Francisco Fonseca made his way into the ring at 11/1 (+1100) with oddsmakers.