Gervonta Davis enters the New Year defending his WBA super-featherweight world champion belt against last-minute substitute fighter Hugo Ruiz. Originally, Davis was to enter the ring with his former three-division world champion, Abner Mares. Unfortunately, for Mares, he revealed to In PBC boxing that he was suffering from an isolated retina during a training session that forced him to withdraw from tonight's fight.
Now, while the former bantamweight and super bantamweight champion Hugo Ruiz was ready to face Davis, fans of fighting would be surprised at the surprise as both sides jostled to study their opponents in a short time. Gervonta Davis is currently, 20-0, with 19 fights ending in knockout. Hugo Ruiz is 39-4, with 33 by KO.
With Ruiz standing at 5'9 and a range of 70.5 inches and Davis at 5'5 with a reach of 67.5 inches, Hugo Ruiz has advantages in terms of experience and length. However, Gervonta Davis is known for his precision and skill in the field of strikes. 95% of his fights resulted in knockouts. This match for the WBA Super Featherweight title was a test for both fighters and did not disappoint.
First round of Gervonta Davis KO
After entering the ring for a choreographed "Thriller" production with dancers in costume costumes, Davis immediately set to work in the ring. At 24, the 24-year-old has carefully spotted Ruiz in the first minute of the first round. Davis strategically worked Ruiz's body, allowing him to put powerful hooks on his head. Davis remained aggressive as he approached Ruiz, who returned to the fight to clinch his own attacks.
Ruiz's jabs kept Gervonta Davis at bay, but a multitude of combinations broke his nose and forced him to retreat. Ruiz was quickly cornered and Davis was able to put a straight hook that made him fall to one knee. After a slow countdown, the officiating crew ended the fight in just 2:59 seconds.
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