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

After his emphatic victory, Davis said: 'Tonight I just wanted to put on a great performance.

"We don't know", he said when asked who Davis would fight in his second defense. He got an exhibition bout with the guy Tenshin in Japan, in April. "So first it's Tenshin in April and then in May it's the real fight", Mayweather said.

Floyd Mayweather made sure everyone jammed into this tiny space received the same message - if there's one fighter in boxing that can surpass his superstar status, it's Davis.

Not only was this his In what was his 12th straight win, it was his 20th win inside the distance from 21 fights.

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In the co-feature, Mario Barrios recorded his seventh knockout in a row, all of which have come since joining Virgil Hunter's stable of fighters in Hayward, CA.

This will be a huge step up for the hard-hitting Ruiz, even though 33 of his 39 wins are by KO, he will be at a size disadvantage going up to 130-pounds against a much larger and stronger Tank Davis.

Super welterweight Erickson Lubin retired Ishe Smith after dropping him four times, coach Eddie Mustafa Muhammad had seen enough and called the bout after three rounds, two of which Smith hit the canvas in.

It's exactly how he should've done it, given that Ruiz was a late replacement who'd fought less than a month ago, and only previous year moved up to featherweight from junior featherweight.

Premier Boxing Champions: Gervonta "Tank" Davis vs. Hugo Ruiz takes place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on February 9, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME. "I got about $80 million on the table worth of exhibitions".


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