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Baltimore's Gervonta Davis wins on controversial knockout in eighth round

Baltimore's Gervonta Davis wins on controversial knockout in eighth round

Baltimore's Gervonta Davis lost his belt by missing weight even before fighting Saturday and his inattention in the ring also led to a more difficult bout than he believed.

Referee Russell Mora controversially awarded Davis an eighth-round knockout victory on a left-handed punch that struck opponent Francisco Fonseca in the back of the head.

Davis (19-0, 18 knockouts) said he hurt Fonseca with a body blow before the punch, and explained that the disputed shot "capped" the damage, although fans who watched replays in the arena booed that thought.

"Everyone saw I was going down from a blow that was not legal," Fonseca said. "I want a rematch. …...

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