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Gervonta Davis Remains Perfect, Scores Win Over Isaac Cruz

Unbeaten Gervonta Davis scored another victory, besting Isaac Cruz Sunday night to retain his title and standing in the boxing rankings.

Gervonta Davis kept his perfect record intact, besting Isaac Cruz Sunday night.

The bout was the featured attraction live on Showtime pay-per-view from Staples Center.

Two judges ruled in favor of Davis by scores of 116-112, with the third giving it to “Tank” 115-113. 

With the win, Davis remained WBA lightweight champion. 

In the co-main event, Sebastian Fundora earned a decision over Sergio Garcia. 

Davis took control of the bout in the early rounds against Cruz. 

“He’s a shorter fighter, so I was throwing down on the top of his head,” Davis said. “I hit him with my knuckle and messed it up. I hurt my hand in the sixth round. No matter if the opponent is taller or shorter, I’ve got to get through it. He’s a warrior. Even though he didn’t win, a star was born tonight.”
 
All three judges also ruled in favor of Fundora by scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113 as he moved closer to competing for the WBC super welterweight title.
 
In a thrilling back and forth, Carlos Adames (21-1, 16 KOs) overcame a stiff challenge from former world title challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-4, 10 KOs) to win a 10-round majority decision in their WBC middleweight title eliminator.
 
The atmosphere in the arena was electric, with scores of current and former NBA stars in attendance, including Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Kawhi Leonard, Dwight Howard, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce among others.

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