Davis Takes Out Ruiz In First Round To Retain WBA Title
Gervonta Davis had no problem adjusting to a much taller opponent in Hugo Ruiz and easily took him out in the first round to retain his WBA “Super” super featherweight title.
The first 90 seconds of the fight featured little action between the two boxers, but Davis quickly turned up the heat afterwards, pressuring Ruiz to the corner and throwing a flurry of punches. Davis dropped Ruiz with a body shot and Ruiz got back up but was still not able to continue the fight, giving Davis the victory.
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This was Davis’ first WBA title defense since winning the belt back in April 2018 when he defeated Jesus Cuellar in Brooklyn, New York in another short bout.
In the co-main event bout of the card, undefeated junior welterweight contender Mario Barrios moved one step closer to getting a title shot after stopping Richard Zamora. Barrios dominated from the start, overwhelming Zamora and referee Ray Corona stopped the fight when he believed Zamora was unable to fight back during the fourth round.
Opening the card was a lightweight bout between former world champion Javier Fortuna and Sharif Bogere. The fight was a back-and-forth contest but Fortuna got the upper hand on the scorecards thanks to a knockdown in the sixth round. Bogere also had to deal with a cut on his right eyebrow due to an accidental headbutt in the sixth round as well and was not able to overcome it and get the victory.
Premier Boxing Champions: Davis vs. Ruiz Results
Gervonta Davis defeated Hugo Ruiz by KO, round 1 to retain the WBA “Super” super featherweight title
Mario Barrios defeated Richard Zamora by KO, round 4
Javier Fortuna defeated Sharif Bogere by unanimous decision (96-93, 96-93, 96-93)