Maryland’s Gervonta “The One” Davis (15-0, 14 KOs) won in spectacular fashion with a sixth round TKO over Guillermo Avilia (16-6, 13KOs). Davis a crowd favorite dominated from the opening bell. The One knocked Avilia down in the 5th round and finished him off at .29 in the 6th round.
“I knew he was a strong opponent. He kept bouncing back and I actually thought he was going to get up at the end too. He is very experienced and I thank him for taking the fight. He brought out the best in me.
“There is always room to get better and better, but this is another step toward my dream.
“I’m happy with my performance and it is even more special to have done it where I made my pro debut, so close to home.
“I’m happy I could get this victory for my team, Floyd Mayweather and everyone that supports me.”