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Gervonta Davis vs Ricardo Nunez Odds & Pick

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Mar 27, 2020 · 12:05 PM PDT

Gervonta Davis vs Hector Luis Garcia
Gervonta Davis (right) defeated Jose Pedraza (left) by tko at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on January 14, 2017. (Photo by Edward Diller/Icon Sportswire.)
  • Davis vs Nunez goes Saturday, July 27th at 9 PM ET
  • Can Davis score another KO to add to the highlight reel?
  • Will Nunez play spoiler and put the first blemish on Davis’ pro record? 

The Gervonta Davis vs Ricardo Nunez fight this Saturday  (Jul 27th) at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, is for the WBA world super featherweight championship. It marks a homecoming bout for Davis, whom many pundits are predicting will become that next breakout star in the sport.

Both men have KO rates in the 90-95% range so fans are promised fireworks in this one. Odds, fight breakdown, and prediction below.

Davis vs Nunez Odds

Fighter Odds
Gervonta Davis -5000
Ricardo Nunez +1175

*Odds taken 07/24/19

Davis has a near 100% KO rate, sitting at 95% for knockout wins. German Meraz, an experienced journeyman, is the only person to see the judges’ cards against Davis, but that was back in late 2014.

Gervonta is also a showman and isn’t afraid to talk a little smack and show off his charismatic side. With the backing of Mayweather Promotions, Davis seems to have all the ingredients to become a megastar in boxing.

Davis wins emphatically at home

Despite all the fanfare around Davis, Nunez does have a lot of positive qualities. Nunez is riding a ten-fight winning streak, has a 90% knockout rate, and is not fearful to engage with anyone.

Some fighters wilt ahead of bouts of this magnitude and lose before the first punch is thrown. Nunez doesn’t seem like the type to shrivel up under the pressure and scrutiny that comes with being the underdog in a huge prizefight.

That being said, this is a huge step up in competition for Nunez.

Gervonta Davis is one of the most discussed names in boxing with many elite pugilists keeping an eye on him. Some, like lightweight kingpin Vasyl Lomachenko, are eyeballing Davis despite the fact he’s in a different division. The nicknames of each fighter offer insights into their in-ring approach for Saturday’s tilt. A fight with Tevin Farmer could loom on the horizon should both men win their respective bouts which are both slated for July 27th.

The nicknames of the two offer some level of insight into their respective fight approaches. Davis is known as “Tank” while Nunez is known as “El Cientifico” (the “scientist”). Though Nunez has an impressive KO rate, he might look to use his fight IQ/ defensive savvy more against such a powerhouse opponent.

Conversely, Davis’ nickname of Tank signifies the ferocious forward approach, punch economy, and devastating stoppage power that he possesses. That’s not to say Davis isn’t an intelligent fighter. He has hundreds of amateur fights and has a clean, nuanced boxing technique from cutting his teeth on that circuit.

Davis vs Nunez Tale of the Tape

Davis
VS
Nunez
21-0 Record 21-2
20 Knockouts 19
5’5.5 Height 5’6
67.5″ Reach N/A
Jose Pedraza, Francisco Fonseca,
Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar
Significant Wins Jesus Cuadro, Elvis Torres,
Rafael Hernandez
Southpaw Stance Orthodox

Though Davis has been known to come off as brash, he is not sleeping on his opponent. He addressed the big power of Nunez and articulated that this bout is a big challenge for both pugilists.

One of the notable factors in this fight is the caliber of experience. Nunez has mostly fought in his native Panama throughout his career, whereas Davis has a large amount of experience on an international and world championship level.

Pick: Davis (-5000)

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