- Gervonta Davis TKO-12 Yuriorkis Gamboa (1:17)
- Jean Pascal SD-12 Badou Jack (112-114, 114-112, 114-112)
- Lionell Thompson UD-10 Jose Uzcategui (95-94, 96-92, 96-92)
- Malik Hawkins TKO-5 Darwin Price (1:18)
- Angelo Leo TKO-11 Cesar Juarez (1:12)
Round By Round
Gervonta Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa
Round 1: Davis takes center ring and starts pressing Gamboa. Gamboa measure with a jab and steps to the side. Davis falls a little short on a jab to the body. Davis tries another jab to the body that doesn’t land well. Gamboa is on the defensive and taking Davis’ measure early, not throwing much of anything in the opening minute. Straight left lands to the body for Davis. Straight left lands upstairs for Davis this time and Gamboa mugs at him a bit. Another sharp left hand lands upstairs for Davis. Another left hand makes partial contact for Davis as Gamboa counters. Left to the body from Davis makes partial contact. Davis tries a short combination that don’t land well. Davis 10-9.
Round 2: Davis comes back to center ring with an aggressive posture. Davis tries a jab that doesn’t land clean. Gamboa moves his head a lot to make it clear he’s not going to make it easy for Davis to land. Straight left hand from Davis falls short. Hard left after a jab puts Gamboa down! Gamboa gets up and wants to continue. Jab to the body comes from Davis as he pressures Gamboa along the ropes, Gamboa holds and turns back to center ring. Another two short shots land for Davis on the inside and Gamboa holds again. Left hand lands upstairs for Davis and Gamboa looks unsteady. Gamboa might’ve injured his leg. Right hook from Gamboa falls short. This is bad news for Gamboa, who might be hobbled. Davis 10-8, 20-17.
Round 3: Gamboa doesn’t want to continue because he complains his something his broken — maybe his shoe? — but the referee basically insists the fight continues anyway. Jab to the body falls short for Gamboa, who apparently can’t get footing on his right leg. Gamboa’s shoe is broken and he can’t really walk on it well but he’s forced to continue fighting. Straight left hand makes clean contact for Davis who is walking Gamboa down but Gamboa is defending fairly well. Now Davis lands a few clean hard shots on an immobilized Gamboa. Davis 10-9.
Round 4: Gamboa misses on a jab to the body. Gamboa presses forward and Davis ducks a shot and gets back to center ring. Counter left hand lands upstairs for Davis. Davis stalks again and David blocks a right hand. Uppercut lands clean to the bod6y for Davis, then a left hand as Gamboa throws a right. Gamboa holds and swings his way back to center ring. Another uppercut lands for Davis to the body. Straight left hand lands for Davis. Straight left hand lands to the body for Davis and Gamboa looks to hold. Davis 10-9, 40-35.
Round 5: Gamboa comes out a little more aggressive and throws a quick flurry that Davis defends pretty well. Hard left to the body lands for Davis. Davis smells blood and lands a couple more clean shots on Gamboa that knock him back to the ropes! Counter left to the body lands for Davis in between two Gamboa shots. Clean left uppercut lands for Davis, then another. Davis strafes Gamboa along the ropes and Gamboa forces a clinch. Counter right hook lands upstairs for Davis again. Two punches come from Gamboa but they don’t land clean. Big round for Davis. Davis 10-9.
Round 6: Jab from Gamboa gets parried by Davis. Both fighters measure with their jabs but Davis gets in one over the top. Jab lands to the body for Gamboa. Davis steps to Gamboa and lands a jab to the body. Another jab lands to the body for Gamboa. Clean straight left hand lands for Davis to the head. Another straight left lands to the body for Davis. Davis lands a counter jab over the top this time, then a body shot. Davis 10-9, 60-53.
Round 7: Gamboa misses on a right hand to the body. Straight right hand misses upstairs from Gamboa this time. Davis steps to Gamboa looking for a counter opportunity. Davis’ trainer wants him to target the body with uppercuts. Clean left hand lands upstairs for Davis and Gamboa wants to exchange but can’t land anything clean. Left uppercut lands to the body for Davis. Three punches lands upstairs for Gamboa as he times Davis walking in. Gamboa turns Davis to the ropes and tries a check hook. I’ll put Gamboa on the board here. Gamboa 10-9.
Round 8: Gamboa starts out walking towards Davis and throws a couple of punches before getting smothered in the corner. Davis is on the outside of the ring now and partially lands a right hook to the head. Gamboa throws another flurry and backs Davis off. Davis is backing up and not throwing much while Gamboa has been getting off, even if not landing a lot clean. Hard body shot lands for Davis now. Another straight left lands to the body for Davis. Gamboa throws two and gets in a right hand. Clean left hook lands upstairs, then a right hook that knocks Gamboa off balance for a moment. ANOTHER LEFT HOOK PUTS GAMBOA DOWN! Gamboa gets up and wants more but the bell rings. Davis 10-8, 79-71.
Round 9: Davis comes out with a quick jab to the body. Davis wants a finish here and Gamboa lands a punch in the back of the head and is warned for it. Davis pumps several stiff jabs that knocks Gamboa back. Both fighters trade as Davis tries to push for a stoppage but Gamboa shows he’s still game. Davis is tired from all the shots he’s thrown but Gamboa doesn’t seem to have it in him to take advantage. Jab lands to the body for Davis. Davis 10-9.
Round 10: Gamboa steps towards Davis and measures with a jab. Davis is looking tired but Gamboa can’t press the action to make a difference in this fight. Gamboa takes a straight left to the body from Davis. Short right hand gets in for Gamboa this time. Right hook from Gamboa doesn’t land but now Gamboa lands two clean shots upstairs on Davis! Straight left to the body scores for Davis. Straight right hand lands for Gamboa. Another right hand makes contact for Gamboa but Davis gets in a clean left hand. I’m going with Gamboa here because Davis is barely working now. Gamboa 10-9, 98-90.
Round 11: Davis is clearly tired in the ring but he really just has a fighter in front of him who can’t mount much of an attack. Straight right hand from Gamboa makes partial contact. Davis throws a hook to the body and Gamboa gets warned for another rabbit punch. Straight right comes from Gamboa and Davis just rolls his head but is barely punching even if not getting hit much. Now Davis lands a straight left and tries to rattle off a flurry of punches to end the round! Davis poses for the crowd. Davis 10-9.
Round 12: Straight left from Davis backs Gamboa up right away! Davis misses on the next lead left hand. Now Davis throws a right hook that misses and makes him fall to his feet. More clean shots land for Davis but Gamboa take them. BIG UPPERCUT LANDS FOR DAVIS AND PUTS GAMBOA DOWN! The referee waves it off immediately. Davis TKO-12.
Jean Pascal vs Badou Jack
Round 1: Pascal stands at center ring as Jack measures with some jabs to press him back a little. Now Jack tries a right hand to the body that galls short. Pascal misses on a three punch combination. Pascal tries another wild combination and makes contact with the last right hook to the body. Another right to the body lands for Pascal. Straight right hand to the body lands for Jack this time. Clean right hand lands upstairs for Jack and snaps Pascal’s head back! Pascal throws a couple of big hooks to the body. Straight right hand to the body lands hard for Jack. Looping right hand from Pascal doesn’t land clean. I think Jack landed the best shots of the round. Jack 10-9.
Round 2: Jack tries a jab to the body to start the round. Double jab comes from Pascal but they don’t land clean. Jack jabs to the body and then tries a right hand downstairs. Pascal throws a wild hook that glances off Jack’s shoulder. Double jab comes from Pascal that land on the gloves. Left hook from Pascal clips Jack upstairs. Now Pascal throws two more big hooks that make contact but don’t land clean. Pascal warned for hitting behind the head in the clinches. Jab lands clean for Pascal. Pascal throws a monster shot that misses and makes him fall off balance, nearly throwing himself out of the ring! Pascal 10-9, 19-19.
Round 3: Straight right hand to the body makes contact for Pascal but Jack presses back and lands a couple of his own as he pushes Pascal to the ropes. Two big hooks miss badly for Pascal. Both fighters trade jabs at center ring now and Pascal holds his own. Right hand to the body lands for Jack but Pascal lands a left hook upstairs in return. Two body shots lands for Jack. Now Pascal fires back with a couple of his own body shots. Five jabs comes from Pascal at center ring before he tries a lead left hook that Jack blocks. Right hand from Jack stuns Pascal momentarily! Pascal comes back with an assault to end the round. Aside from that one punch from Jack I think Pascal outworked him in this one. Pascal 10-9.
Round 4: Jack comes out pressing and backs Pascal up until Pascal decides to circle back towards center ring. Right hook from Jack lands upstairs and he unloads a barrage on Pascal as Pascal covers up on the ropes! Jack thinks he has Pascal hurt and he’s trying to apply the pressure. Clean right hand lands upstairs for Jack this time. Two big hooks come from Pascal as Jack covers up. Right hand lands around Pascal’s guard. Uppercut lands clean for Jack but PASCAL LANDS A BIG COUNTER THAT STUNS JACK AND PUTS HIM DOWN! Jack got hurt in those waning seconds of an otherwise dominant round. Pascal 10-8, 39-36.
Round 5: Double jab comes from Pascal. Pascal continues to press behind a jab and then lands a right to the body. Right hand lands clean for Jack that backs Pascal up to the ropes. Pascal throws two left hands to the head and body. Right hook from Pascal misses upstairs. Right hand from Pascal makes contact to the body. Now Jack lands a grazing right hand upstairs. Left to the body lands for Pascal. Double jab comes from Jack this time and pierces the guard. Left to the body followed by a flurry to the body steals the round for Pascal for me. Pascal 10-9.
Round 6: Jab to the head makes partial contact for Jack. Hard right to the body lands for Jack. Short right hand lands on the inside for Jack, in between a couple hooks from Pascal. Clean jab and right hand lands for Jack. Double jab comes from Jack again at center ring. Pascal lands a right hand to the body, Jack gets in one of his own just moments later. Right uppercut makes partial contact for Jack again. Jack lands a jab upstairs, then a right hand. Good round for Jack. Jack 10-9, 55-58.
Round 7: Jab comes from Jack to start the round. Jack works his jab during the slow moments at center ring as both fighters wait for the other to truly commit. Jab comes from Jack again at center ring, who then steps to the side and resets. Right hand from Jack makes partial contact upstairs. Right hand from Jack glances off Pascal’s forehead. Right hand to the body scores for Pascal. Now Jack scores a right to the body again. Pascal gets in a right uppercut this time but Jack comes back with a right hand. Pascal tries to throws a number of power shots in the final seconds. I still think Jack takes the round from his early work. Jack 10-9.
Round 8: Straight right hand from Jack scores to the body. Pascal tries a couple of jabs but they don’t land. Now Pascal misses on a leaping left hook lead. Right hand from Jack lands to the head and Pascal holds. Jab to the body comes from Jack. Both fighters trade punches on the insde. Now Jack backs Pascal to the ropes after he lands a couple of clean shots that hurt! Pascal is leaning on the ropes and Jack digs a left to the body, then a right hook to the head! Pascal comes back with a big left hook that doesn’t land nearly as well but shows he still has fight left in him. Jab from Jack backs Pascal up. Right hand lead scores for Jack. Jack 10-9, 75-76.
Round 9: Jack jabs but doesn’t make much contact. Now Jack lands a let hook upstairs that knocks Pascal off balance. Pascal looks a little unstable on his feet and Jack seems to notice it as he wants to press the action. Right hand counter misses for Jack. Right hook partially lands upstairs for Pascal. Right hand lead splits Pascal’s guard. Straight right to the body makes contact for Pascal, then a left hook to the head. Jack comes back with a stiff jab and Pascal takes a step back. Two body shots land for Pascal. Right hand lands clean for Jack to the head. Jack jabs at center ring again and then puts one down to the body, then one right to the head. Jack 10-9.
Round 10: Jab lands clean for Jack upstairs. Right hand to the body falls short for Pascal. Jack lands a stiff jab upstairs. Another jab scores for Jack but Pascal comes back with a right to the body. Two more body shots score for Pascal. Double jab scores for Jack upstairs. Hard left to the body lands well for for Jack. Pascal has been fading in the second half of this fight. Right hand from Jack just misses but Jack flurries on the inside with mixed results. I still think Jack is outboing Pascal. Jack 10-9, 95-94.
Round 11: Jab makes contact for Jack. Pascal lands a grazing right hand before falling into a clinch. Right hand from Jack cuffs Pascal’s head. Jack lands a cleaner right hand this time. Right to the boy lands for Jack, who then covers up for a Pascal response. Jab from Jack splits Pascal’s guard again. Right to the body lands for Jack. Pascal misses on a left hook as Jack ducks under it. Now Pascal gets in a left hook upstaits, then another. Pascal comes forward and tries to work the body with a left hand this time. Another right hook comes from Pascal. Fuck it, I’m going with Pascal for digging deep down the strectch. I’ve got it even with one round to go. Pascal 10-9.
Round 12: Right hand to the body comes from Pascal to start the round. Now Jack tries to respond but Pascal beats him with a jab to the body. Hard right hand from Jack stuns Pascal badly! Pascal stumbles into the corner! Right hook from Jack makes Pascal hit the deck! Pascal gets up and wants to continue. Jack comes forward and lands a clean right hand as Pascal looks to hold on. Two body shots land for Jack. Right hand lands clean upstairs for Jack. Right to the body lands for Jack this time. Jack runs after Pascal and Pascal throws two body shots but comes back with a counter. Jab lands for Pascal. Clean left hook lands for Pascal as Jack comes forward! Pascal and Jack both throw down to the final bell! Jack 10-8, 114-112.
Jose Uzcategui vs Lionell Thompson
Round 1: Thompson throws a jab and makes partial contact at center ring. Now Thompson lines up two more clean jabs. Counter right hand makes contact for Uzcategui. Left to the body lands for Uzcategui, then a right hand over the top. Right hand fro Uzcategui misses upstairs. Thompson tries to get back to his jab and then moves to the side before falling a little short on a jab to the body. Right hand from Uzcategui lands over the top again. Thompson misses on a jab and Uzcategui misses on a counter combination. Clean right hand shot from Thompson drops Uzcategui at the end of the round! Thompson 10-8.
Round 2: Right hand lands upstairs for Thompson to start the round but he eats a jab from Uzcategui in return. Jab lands to the body for Thompson. Double jab comes from Thompson and disrupts Uzcategui’s timing. Jab lands upstairs for Uzcategui. Right hand lands upstairs for Uzcategui this time. Uzcategui stalks and just evades a big right hand from Thompson. Jab lands upstairs for Thompson this time. Double jab comes from Uzcategui this time. Thompson lands a jab but takes a hook in return. Not a bad round for Thompson but I think Uzcategui landed the better shots of the round. Uzcategui 10-9, 18-19.
Round 3: Thompson throws and lands a one-two upstairs. Right hand from Thompson just grazes Uzcategui to the head this time. Check left hook lands for Thompson, then a jab. Uzcategui gets in a short left hook and then one to the body. Double left hand comes from Uzcategui again. Clean jab lands for Thompson as Uzcategui steps forward. Thompson gets warned for holding for the second time in the fight. Jab lands clean upstairs for Thompson but Uzcategui lands a left hook. Thompson looks to be cut over his right eye. Jab lands again for Thompson upstairs. Thompson 10-9.
Round 4: Jab comes from Thompson quickly as Uzcategui tries to counter. Uzcategui steps in with two power shots that make contact but don’t land clean. Referee takes a point from Thompson for holding and Thompson doesn’t like it. Jab lands for Uzcategui as he looks to come forward. Jab lands for Thompson twice at center ring. Jab lands to the body for Thompson this time as he starts to comes forward. Uzcategui misses on a left uppercut. Clean left hook lands upstairs for Uzcategui this time. Double left lands for Thompson but he loses his mouthpiece in the action. Thompson 9-9 with the point deduction, 38-36.
Round 5: Uzcategui tries to whack with his right hand as he falls right into close range with Thompson. Thompson targets the body with a stiff left jab, then a second moments later. Hard left hook lands to the body for Thompson, backing Uzcategui off. Straight right hand lands to the body for Uzcategui. Thompson leaps in with a left hook but takes a better one from Uzcategui. Jab lands to the body again for Thompson before he steps off the ropes. Uzcategui presses Thompson to the ropes and strafes him with a couple of shots. I think Thompson is still controlling the action with his boxing. Thompson 10-9.
Round 6: Uzcategui’s corner is upset with his performance thus far in the fight. Uzcategui comes out with a greater sense of urgency in this round as he tries to pressure Thompson but walks into a check hook from Thompson. Jab lands upstairs for Thompson. Uzcategui misses badly on a left hook as Thompson steps to the side. Short combination from Thompson makes good contact. Left to the body lands for Uzcategui with Thompson on the ropes. Right hand lands for Thompson upstairs and he steps off the ropes before he makes his way to center ring where he lands a clean one-two. Thompson 10-9, 58-54.
Round 7: Uzcategui comes out chasing after Thompson but can’t land anything significant before falling into a clinch. Thompson ducks a left hook from Uzcategui. Uzcategui is even more aggressive in this round. Short left hand makes partial contact for Uzcategui upstairs. Now Uzcategui lands a left to the body. Thompson Ttrows and lands a jab upstairs. Clean left hook lands for Thompson at close range. Now Thompson lands a clean right uppercut to the chin but Uzcategui eats it. Lead right hand lands upstairs for Uzcategui. Left to the body scores for Uzcategui this time. I think Uzcategui had a better round here. Uzcategui 10-9.
Round 8: Thompson lands a clean left hook and Uzcategui tries to throw a combination in response. Now Thompson lands another clean left hook and follows it up with some punches that break Uzcategui’s forward momentum. Right hand lead lands for Uzcategui upstairs. Jab lands for Thompson who then tries to bounce around the outside of the ring. Uzcategui can’t really track down Thompson when he moves on his feet. Right hand from Thompson just misses upstairs. Uzcategui misses on his own combination with Thompson on the ropes. Uzcategui tries to chase Thompson down some more but can’t find a clear angle to land a shot. I like Thompson in this round. Thompson 10-9, 77-73.
Round 9: Uzcategui measures with a jab but Thompson throws a more meaningful one. Right hand lands upstairs for Uzcategui. Jab lands down to the body for Thompson, then another one, then a third. Thompson ducks a jab from Uzcategui and then lands another jab to the body. Now Uzcategui lands two clean shots on Thompson. Jab lands clean for Thompson upstairs. Slow round but I still think Thompson took it. Thompson 10-9.
Round 10: Last round. Uzcategui comes out trying to press Thompson and backs him to the ropes but can’t keep him there. Uzcategui pops a left hand from the southpaw stance and has Thompson moving around a lot. Jab from Thompson makes contact upstairs. Thompson touches with a jab again and moves off to the side. Big left hook from Uzcategui misses badly. Uzcategui misses on two long punches as Thompson slips away. Thompson 10-9, 97-91.
Tonight at 9 pm ET on Showtime, Gervonta Davis headlines a tripleheader, facing Yuriorkis Gamboa in the lightweight main event from Atlanta.
Our live coverage will begin at 6:45 pm ET with a prelim doubleheader streaming free online, and Wil Esco will be here at 9 ET for round-by-round coverage of the main card.
Davis and Gamboa are the main event, a meeting between a young rising star and a former phenom turned cagey veteran. In the co-feature, we’ll see two vets, Jean Pascal and Badou Jack, in a light heavyweight showdown, and the Showtime opener is a super middleweight bout between former titleholder Jose Uzcategui and Lionell Thompson.
The prelims will feature an IBF 122-pound eliminator between unbeaten Angelo Leo and Cesar Juarez, plus a 10-round bout between unbeaten 140-pounders Malik Hawkins and Darwin Price.
- Malik Hawkins (17-0, 10 KO) vs Darwin Price (16-0, 9 KO), junior welterweights, 10 rounds
- Angelo Leo (18-0, 8 KO) vs Cesar Juarez (25-7, 19 KO), junior featherweights, 12 rounds
Main Card (SHO, 9:00 pm ET)
- Gervonta Davis (22-0, 21 KO) vs Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-2, 18 KO), lightweights, 12 rounds
- Jean Pascal (34-6-1, 20 KO) vs Badou Jack (22-2-3, 13 KO), light heavyweights, 12 rounds
- Jose Uzcategui (29-3, 24 KO) vs Lionell Thompson (21-5, 12 KO), super middleweights, 10 rounds