Mario Barrios went booing in Atlanta, but he left in honor.
Texan, 26, appeared in a crowd apparently in the corner of Gervonta’s “Tank” Davis prior to the fight at State Farm Arena on Saturday.
The long-awaited match between the undefeated lightweights saw Balius withstand the onslaught of punches from 26-year-old Davis.
The match made a turn in the eighth round when Davis’s right hook dropped Balius on the mat and pleased the cheerful crowd. Balius got up before being knocked back on the canvas again.
However, Balius couldn’t stop. He continued to compose himself, feeling obvious pain in his nose and eyes, and showing the crowd a longing for him.
Davis finally finished it in the 11th round and finally knocked down Balius again to win the TKO and WBA lightweight titles.
“I have never disliked it. Congratulations on the” tank “. He came here and did his own thing. It was nothing more than an exciting battle, and that’s exactly what both of us predicted. He was a better man tonight, but I’ll definitely be back, “Balius said after his defeat. “The’tank’is explosive. He found me slipping, and it’s boxing. At the end of the day, you can change the fight with one punch. That’s exactly what I happen. I felt it was good. Congratulations to him. “
Balius was supported by his mother, father and sisters and sponsored by lawyer Thomas J. Henry, who was sitting in the front row.
26-year-old Davis is a new award-winning rapper and BET’s best male hip-hop artist, Lil Baby.
Other celebrities in attendance were Shaquille O’Neal, Matt Barnes, TI’s wife Tiny Harris, Monica, RHOA Kandy Barras, Vanessa Posso and NeNe Leakes.
Mario Barrios became a crowd despite being defeated by Gervonta Davis
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