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Ruiz: Gervonta Davis' Power, Size, Weight - It Was Too Much

Gervonta Davis successfully defended his WBA super featherweight belt with a brutal first round knockout of Hugo Ruiz.

Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) retained his title and stayed unbeaten thanks to his knockout at the 2:59 minute mark of the opening round in Carson, California on Saturday.

Ruiz was a late replacement for former three-division world champion Abner Mares, who withdrew due to a detached retina in his right eye sustained during a training session.

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And the Mexican veteran Ruiz (39-4, 33 KOs), a former world champion in lower weight classes, was out of his depth at Dignity Health Sports Park, where the 32-year-old was put to the sword.

Davis barely raised a sweat as he landed a big right hook that cracked Ruiz's nose and left him on his knee.

Ruiz managed to get to his feet, but with blood flowing form his nose, the referee decided to wave off the bout in favour of the 24-year-old champion.

After the fight, Ruiz admitted that Davis was too big and too strong. The contest was Ruiz's first at 130-pounds.

The bulk of Ruiz's career had been fought at 122 and 118-pounds. He only recently moved up to featherweight and had one bout at 126.

"As soon as I felt the first punch. It was everything, the power, his size, the weight, it was too much," Ruiz told BoxingScene.com.

 "As soon as he started landing punches, I could feel them. I have a lot of first round knock outs, today was my turn to lose in the first round. It happens in boxing.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 02-11-2019

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;19504161]hahahaha you buggin![/QUOTE]Nah, i'm serious! Ruiz was the guy coming from 122, one recent fight @ 126, yet he had a 4 inch height and reach advantage, and still got smoked in 1 round. It's not the size advantage that…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-11-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19501609]Yeah, if Jermell had a 4 inch Height and Reach advantage, he probably beats Joshua, even if he weighed 12 lbs. less! Lol![/QUOTE] hahahaha you buggin!

Comment by eco1 on 02-10-2019

guys defending this tank gayweather s h I t should stop

Comment by indelible on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=Corelone;19502425]But if Mikey drops out, will Spence fight a jr lightweight? Spence vs Tank?[/QUOTE] It's boxing. Anything can happen

Comment by Drewp4p on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=indelible;19501849]Mikey Garcia and Errol Spence Jr is around the corner and is a perfect example of your statement. In Mikey's mind he already sees himself winning the fight but he hasn't felt power from a huge welterweight like Spence. Ruiz…

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