VIDEO: Gervonta Davis brutally knocks out Hugo Ruiz in the first round to defend his featherweight title


Floyd Mayweather’s protege and boxing superstar Gervonta Davis brutally knocked out Hugo Ruiz in the first round to successfully defend his IBF super-featherweight title at the Dignity Health Sports Center in Carson, California.

The 24-year old star from Baltimore hit the Mexican with a big straight right and then dropped him with a crushing right hook and ultimately referee Jack Reiss had to step in and stop the fight. Ruiz suffered a broken nose in the process.

It was former three-division champion Abner Mares, who was supposed to fight him but ultimately he had to pull out following a detached retina.

Tonight, I just wanted to put on a great performance,” Davis said. “I was scheduled to fight Abner Mares, but he had an eye injury, so my main goal tonight was to make a great performance, which I did.

This was Davis’s 12th straight stoppage victory and he has now improved his record to 21-0-0 with 20 KOs.

I knew it was coming,” Davis said. “When I touched him with the jab, I seen his arm was in front of his face, so I knew if I threw a hook or an uppercut, it was right there to land.




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