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Gervonta Davis has dream return to Baltimore, retains world title by TKO

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BALTIMORE -- In the end, reality surpassed fantasy for Gervonta Davis.

For more than two years, he'd campaigned to defend his world title in Baltimore, promising a grand party if the homecoming fight ever happened. But he never expected to hear his supporters, almost 15,000 of them, roaring from every corner of Royal Farms Arena on Saturday ...Read more

Gervonta Davis prepares for homecoming fight with a smile, even as opponent promises knockout

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BALTIMORE -- Gervonta Davis' grin sparkled as brightly as the glittering watch on his left wrist.

Ricardo Nunez, the opponent who will try to take Davis' World Boxing Association super featherweight title on Saturday night at Royal Farms Arena, had just predicted a knockout for the third time at Thursday's pre-fight press conference.

But Davis...Read more

For boxer Gervonta Davis, Baltimore homecoming fight is a chance to 'show them anything is possible'

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BALTIMORE -- Gervonta Davis glided over the canvas to a thudding hip-hop beat, pumping his gloved fists in rapid-fire patterns.

Despite ponderous July heat that choked the air in the main room of the Upton Boxing Center, admirers crowded toward the ring apron, shooting cell-phone video of the WBA super featherweight champion. He worked against ...Read more

Imperial Valley revitalized after Andy Ruiz's surprise win

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IMPERIAL, Calif. -- Ringed into the southeast corner of California by mountain ranges, deserts, Baja California and the Colorado River, the Imperial Valley has historically been regarded a little like California's appendix: mostly quiet and forgotten until it flares up to cause a hell of a pain.

Unemployment here is the worst in the Golden ...Read more

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