VIDEO: Gervonta Davis Destroys Mario Barrios to Become a Three-Division Champion

Published 06/27/2021, 12:36 AM EDT


Gervonta Davis vanquished the unbeaten Mario Barrios to claim the WBA super lightweight title via stoppage. Now, a three-division champion, ‘Tank’ is 25-0 as a professional pugilist and can aim to defend his belts in multiple weight classes.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

That said, Davis beat several odds tonight to walk out undefeated. Although Barrios tested him to the core, Davis’ impeccable power and pace became too much to handle for ‘El Azteca’. Barrios absorbed some of the most brutal shots in the fight and offered the same from his end. However, it didn’t work out well for him.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While the concluding rounds saw him get curbed, Mario Barrios expressed his interest in continuing the fight. However, as Gervonta Davis had already planted his best shots, ‘El Azteca’ had nothing left to offer. So the referee rightly intervened and called off the fight.

As Davis saw his hands get raised, he also bagged the 24 KO win in his professional career. Hence, he now has a KO ratio of 96%. Here’s a deeper look into the fight.

DIVE DEEPER

Who Is Gervonta Davis Signed To?: All About His Promoter and Manager

about 1 month ago

Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios- An epic title fight

Mario Barrios could successfully go deep with Davis inside the ring. He even had his moments where he battered Davis. Besides, Barrios also used his reach in round eight and hit Gervonta Davis with some nasty shots. However ‘Tank’ was in no mood to quit. He made a few adjustments and returned stronger into the mix.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Gervonta Davis also seemed hungrier as the fight went deeper. He threw the punches with bad intentions and devastated ‘El Azteca’.

Meanwhile, the Texas native fell short in the second last round. With just a few seconds remaining, Davis scored back-to-back knockdowns. While Barrios could get back to his feet, the referee stopped the fight. Hence, ‘El-Azteca’ had to big goodbye to his unbeaten tag. Meanwhile, it appeared to be a new beginning for Gervonta Davis’ professional boxing career.

What do you think will be next for ‘Tank’ Davis?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story: Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios Stats, Record, Professional Rounds, Reach, and More

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Raj Sarkar

2090 articles

A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

essentiallysports's Stories