Gervonta Davis Destroys Hugo Ruiz to Retain 130-Pound Title

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Last night, 24-year-old Davis, who is promoted and mentored by Mayweather, beat former world champion Hugo Ruiz in Carson, California, in a one-sided bout that failed to reach the second round. The end came at the 2:59 mark, allowing Davis to retain his WBA super featherweight title.

Ruiz took the fight on short notice and jumped up into the 130 pound weightclass and looked well out of his depth when the bell rang.

It was Davis' 12th knockout in succession and 20th in 21 professional fights, all of which have been victories.

He got up at nine, but when referee Jack Reiss asked him in both English and Spanish if he wanted to continue, he didn't answer. Ruiz fought Davis after replacing former world champion, Abner Mares, who withdrew from the fight after injuring his right eye during a training session.

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Gervonta Davis' famous promoter stood by his side late Saturday night in a crowded hallway near Davis' locker room. "I have three, probably four fights lined up this year". I'm very confident that I will be more active this year. The 24-year-old Davis is the youngest USA -born world titlist in boxing and was headlining for the first time.

Fans were quick to rip apart the severely undermatched bout with Davis' entrance to the ring lasting longer than the fight itself.

He didn't come close to doing so as Davis, a fast southpaw with explosive power, walked to the ring to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and then walked through Ruiz easily before a crowd of 8,048.

Mayweather mentioned Davis' crossover appeal because rap icons Drake, Lil' Wayne and Meek Mill and National Football League stars Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown were among those that composed the announced sellout crowd of 8,048 at Dignity Health Sports Park.

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