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Baltimore's Gervonta Davis stops Jose Pedraza to win junior lightweight boxing title

Baltimore's Gervonta Davis stops Jose Pedraza to win junior lightweight boxing title

Baltimore's Gervonta Davis landed a furious series of power punches to stop Jose Pedraza in the seventh round and win the IBF junior lightweight title on Saturday night in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Davis delivered a flashy, star-making performance in just the 17th fight of his undefeated career. He dominated the first three rounds against the previously undefeated Pedraza and badly hurt the champion with a body shot in the sixth round.

He pressed his advantage from there, hammering Pedraza throughout the seventh round to secure his 16th knockout in 17 career victories.

"He caught me with good shots, and I took them and dished it back," Davis said in a post-fight interview...

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