Welterweight Victor Davis of Hyattsville, trying to fight his way back into the world rankings, wanted a good night's work and an impressive win last night at La Fontaine Bleu before his next fight, against World Boxing Association No. 9-ranked Jose Bermudez of Colombia next month.
Davis (22-9-1) won, but he got little resistance from Nick Parker of Akron, Ohio, who threw less than a dozen punches and served as a punching bag for close to six rounds until referee Terry Moore disqualified him for not fighting.
OC The end came at 2 minutes, 31 seconds of the sixth round of the
scheduled eight-round main event.
Parker, with a pro record of 15-25-1, had lost 12 of his previous 13 fights, most of them by knockout. The Maryland Athletic Commission allowed the fight on the strength of Parker's having fought present lightweight champion Pernell Whitaker and former champion Harry Arroyo.
"I really should have made it easier," said Davis, who had climbed to No. 6 in the International Boxing Federation rankings in April after stopping Vincent Pettway, but then was dropped out of the top 10 after losing to Darryl Lattimore.
"I was aiming for his head, but he had that peek-a-boo defense, and it is hard to counter when the other guy isn't throwing any punches. Iwanted to get more rounds under my belt, but not this way."
Victor's father, Adrian Davis, who serves as his trainer and manager said: "All the great fighters are busy fighters. I want to keep Victor sharp because right now aside from [IBF champion] Simon Brown, the welterweight division is wide-open.
"We'd fight [WBA champion] Aaron Davis or [WBC king] Maurice Blocker tomorrow given the chance."
Winners on the under card were Baltimore's Gerry Walker, Washington's Sylvester Cash, Baltimore's Cecil Sims, Hyattsville's Andre Council and Washington's Mario Wilson.
Walker evened his record at 2-2-1 by stopping Ronnie Totten of Washington at 2:21 of the second round.