Gervonta Davis knocks out Hugo Ruiz to retain junior lightweight title

Gervonta Davis knocks out Hugo Ruiz to retain junior lightweight title

Gervonta Davis knocks out Hugo Ruiz to retain junior lightweight title

In the main event of a Showtime-televised card from Carson, California, Davis knocked out Hugo Ruiz in the first round to retain his title.

Davis had been originally scheduled to fight Abner Mares but he was forced to withdraw with an eye injury.

The fight was Davis' first title defense since winning the belt previous year to become a two-time world champion.

"Tonight, I just wanted to put on a great performance", Davis said.

Davis kept his WBA super world super-featherweight belt with the win.

'But he has an exhibition bout with Tenshin (Nasukawa) in Japan in April. He is fighting Tenshin in an exhibition match in Japan, in RIZIN. "When I touched the jab I saw his arm was in front of his face so if I threw a hook or uppercut it was right in line", Davis said.

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Unbeaten star Gervonta Davis will have an exhibition bout against Japanese kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa in April, Floyd Mayweather confirmed.

Mayweather Promotions has plans to bring Davis home to Baltimore for a summer title defense, but Mayweather did not mention where specifically the May fight would take place or against whom. 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.

The fight itself was half the story as the over 8,000 people in attendance, mostly came for Davis whether to cheer or boo, they were invested in his fight.

On New Years Eve, Mayweather returned to the ring by facing Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition but it didn't last long.

"We're talking about May [for Davis' next fight]", the 41-year-old said.

He reportedly earnt more than £60 million for his fight against Nasukawa in December.

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