Tonight (Sat. February 9, 2019) Gervonta Davis made his first WBA super featherweight title defense. Davis took on Huge Ruiz in a scheduled 12-round main event from the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Davis (20-0) was undefeated in his professional boxing career. Of his 20 wins, all but one had come by way of knockout.
He faced Ruiz (39-4) who was on a three-fight win streak. His last defeat came against Hozumi Hasegawa in 2016 via corner retirement. Davis was far too much for Ruiz to handle, as he put the Mexican away quickly in the first round with a TKO. There were plenty of other great contests on the card for fight fans to enjoy.
Check out MMA News’ live coverage of Davis vs. Ruiz below:
- WBA super featherweight title: (C) Gervonta Davis def. Hugo Ruiz via R1 TKO
- Junior welterweight: Mario Barrios def. Richard Zamora via R4 KO
- Lightweight: Javier Fortuna def. Sharif Bogere via unanimous decision
- Junior middleweight: Erickson Lubin def. Ishe Smith Ishe Smith via R3 TKO
- Super lightweight: Juan Heraldez def. Eddie Ramirez via R7 KO
- Featherweight: Angelo Leo def. Alberto Torres via unanimous decision
- Women’s flyweight: Ava Knight and Luna del Mar Torroba ends in No Contest