He scored a dominant third-round TKO victory over Jesus Cuellar (28-3) to capture the WBA super featherweight title. It’s Davis’ second world title. Davis’ hand speed and bodywork were the stories in this bout. Cuellar had no answer for either weapon and it was clear early on, it was only a matter of time before Davis ended this fight.
Cuellar touched the canvas on three occasions before the referee waved off the rest of the bout. Here is a look at the finish and one of the knockdowns. Davis was expected to win, but his dominance still got the attention of members of the boxing media and high-profile fight fans.
Davis (20-0, 19 KO) tagged Cuellar (28-3, 21 KO) early and often in this one, and dropped him in the second round with a body shot. Cuellar got up and made it out of the round, but that was really the beginning of the end. Cuellar was down again on body shots in the third round, and again got up, but Davis smelled blood in the water and went for the finish, getting it by battering Cuellar down against the ropes. The referee stepped in to stop the fight there, with Cuellar down a third time.
The official time of the stoppage was 2:45 of round three. Davis, 23, now holds the WBA “world” super featherweight title.