May 20 2017
Saturday

Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest @ Super Featherweight
17-0-0 
TKO 3
TKO 3
21-0-0

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Belts on The Line

IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship

The tape

27
Age
36
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 7" / 171 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
N/A
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

TKOKOTKOKOTKO
Form
UDTKOKOTKOUD
17
Wins
21
16
By KO
14
94
KO%
67
0
Loses
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2008

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Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs Liam Walsh report

Who won Davis vs Walsh?

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beat Liam Walsh by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 20th May 2017 at Copper Box Arena in London.

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 Walsh stats

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0  draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Liam Walsh made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Davis had a large advantage in power over Walsh, boosting at 94% knock out percentage over Walsh's 67%.

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was the younger man by 9 years, at 27 years old.

Walsh had a height advantage of 1 inch over Davis.

Both Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis & Liam Walsh fought out of a southpaw stance.

Davis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 year later than Walsh, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 44 less professional rounds, 108 to Walsh's 152.

Liam Walsh was ranked number 1 by the IBF in the 130lb division.

Davis vs Walsh form

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mario Barrios on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa on 28th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before 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.

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.

Walsh had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Andrey Klimov on 8th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Harrow Leisure Centre, Harrow, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Troy James on 30th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their BBBOC British Super Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had won against Isaias Santos Sampaio on 11th July 2015 by knockout in the 6th round at Velodrome, Manchester.

Before that, he had defeated Joe Murray on 28th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their BBBOC British Super Featherweight and CBC Commonwealth Super Featherweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

Hehad beat Gary Sykes on 29th November 2014 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Featherweight and CBC Commonwealth Super Featherweight championship fight at ExCel Arena, London.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis had last fought 10 months and 28 days ago, while Liam Walsh's last outing had been 5 years, 7 months and 16 days ago.

Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.

Walsh's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

What time did Davis vs Walsh start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM BST at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Davis vs Walsh?

Davis vs Walsh was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.

What were the odds on Davis vs Walsh?

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was a 11/50 (-454) favourite going into the contest, while Liam Walsh made his way into the ring at 333/100 (+333) with oddsmakers.

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