• Published: 10 February 2019
    CARSON, Calif., (February 9, 2019) – Gervonta Davis defended his WBA Super Featherweight World Championship with a thrilling first-round TKO of former world champion Hugo Ruiz before a sellout crowd of 8,048 at Dignity Health Sports Park Saturday non SHOWTIME.
    Knockdown video highlight:

    Baltimore’s Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) recorded his eighth career first-round knockout as referee Jack Reiss called off the fight with one second remaining in the first round following a devastating sweeping right hook by Davis connected cleanly and sent Ruiz (39-5, 32 KOs) down to his knees.

    Davis, who entered the ring to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, wasted little time showing why he is one of boxing rising super stars with his impressive fourth win in a world title fight. The 24-year-old Davis is the youngest U.S.-born world titlist in boxing and was headlining for the first time.

    With his promoter Floyd Mayweather looking on, Davis made quick work of his late-replacement opponent. “I knew it was coming,” he said. “I wanted to go more rounds, but I knew if I got him out of there early I could fight again sooner. 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, who has now stopped his last 12 opponents, connected on 50 percent of his power punches, just under the 51 percent power accuracy he logged in his last four fights.

    The late substitute 32-year-old Ruiz was fighting for the second time in three weeks as he replaced the injured Abner Mares. Ruiz was used to being on the other side of first-round knockouts having recorded 18 of his own during his career.

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

    Next up for Davis could be the winner of the March 2 Ricardo Nunez-Edner Cherry WBA Eliminator on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center. “We could do that,” Davis said. “At the end of the day I’m a fighter. I’m a fighter and I have a great team. One of the best in the sport. I believe in my team and whatever they line up, I’m ready.

    Davis told SHOWTIME reporter Jim Gray he’s ready for a sweet homecoming for his next fight. “Yes, sir. We’re coming to Baltimore. We’re going home, baby.”

    SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN featured two live undercard fights on social media platforms leading into the televised tripleheader. Former world title challenger Erickson Lubin (20-1, 15 KOs) knocked down Ishe Smith (29-11, 12 KOs) a total of four times before the fight was stopped at the end of round three in a scheduled 10-round super welterweight bout. Undefeated super lightweight Juan Heraldez (16-0, 10 KOs) stopped Eddie Ramirez (17-3, 11 KOs) in round seven of a scheduled 10-round fight.




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Comments • 192

  • Jamarcus Purifoy
    Jamarcus Purifoy  1 weeks back

    Y'all are haters and don't know the sport of boxing..tank needs to get more fights under his belt to build his purse..Floyd is his promoter and gonna take care of need to rush anything

    • habcollector
      habcollector  1 weeks back

      I don't get the hate. Abner was hurt, it was this or nothing. People lets be boxing fans release the race hate. Enjoy the performance and lets hope Abner gets better and we get another great 2 more opponents for Tank this year.

      • Gerardo Cardosoperez
        Gerardo Cardosoperez  1 weeks back

        Who da hell is talkin bad about tank?

        • Lawrence P
          Lawrence P  1 weeks back

          These dudes acting like bitches mad Tank beat that ass he shouldn't of signed contract tank didn't force him to fight even tho he had held a belt before Tank is the champ undefeated belts rich you men hating on GD that's some fun boy shit

          • First Boss
            First Boss  1 weeks back

            Tank vs Teofimo Lopez

            • David Maez
              David Maez  1 weeks back

              Tank vs. The Take Over..word. !!!

              • roland markland
                roland markland  1 weeks back

                Expect the same people that are crying over this will be crying when Spence gives Mikey that same work.

                • Rich Muttsmusic
                  Rich Muttsmusic  1 weeks back

                  Question for everyone who is pushing for lomo fight.

                  If you took the logic from the Floyd vs canelo fight...

                  Wouldn’t tank be too young and inexperienced for lomo. He is 23 years. Around the same age canelo was when fighting Floyd.

                  Just checking to see if double standards are active.

                  FYI- I personally believe it will be a good fight right now. If they fought.

                  • Rich Muttsmusic
                    Rich Muttsmusic  1 weeks back

                    Damn anything associated with Floyd gets hate. Lolol decades of hate. Lololol.

                    • Straight Left
                      Straight Left  1 weeks back

                      Tank would = easy work for mikey Garcia

                      • Straight Left
                        Straight Left  1 weeks back

                        Wow what a great accomplishment he broke a bums nose who had to go up in weight and fought on late notice

                        • Jose Ruiz
                          Jose Ruiz  1 weeks back

                          Tank v Berchelt 🤔

                          • T. H.
                            T. H.  1 weeks back

                            Abner mares pulled out cause his eye fucked up
                            But I think tank will still beat mares
                            Tank needs to fight better fighters not no fighter that will get knocked out in 1 round

                            • T. H.
                              T. H.  1 weeks back

                              I would like to see tank fight teofimo Lopez, Mickey Garcia, lomachenko.

                              • Jack Chisholm
                                Jack Chisholm  5 days back

                                T. H. Clearly there in a different weight class

                            • Mman
                              Mman  1 weeks back

                              Salute to Tank, a certified killer. Too bad Floyd & his cute boots won’t let the young warrior fight the best.

                              • brother Enoch Israel
                                brother Enoch Israel  1 weeks back

                                I agree but take me to shake them haters off did you see Adrien Broner given him the day day lip at the end of the fight he better watch him and Easter cuz they losses and they jealous

                                • Mike M
                                  Mike M  1 weeks back

                                  Funny how loma is fighting bigger guys and is hated but yet tank beats 122 pounders and is praised

                                • In2deep Sosa
                                  In2deep Sosa  1 weeks back

                                  Tank locked at his glove 🥊 suspect hope was a clean fight nice performance from tank

                                  • john doe
                                    john doe  1 weeks back

                                    I hope tank fights loma when loma is old so it pisses the loma fan boys off. meanwhile they still drop the $80 to watch him get ko’d.

                                    • Luis Avelino
                                      Luis Avelino  1 weeks back

                                      The mf was weighting 140 in the fight...what do u spect!!!

                                      • the redd
                                        the redd  1 weeks back

                                        Let’s see unification or loma. Enough of these little ass fighters who have no chance against tank. Floyd be treating tank like ggg 🤣 no more ducking

                                        • bad hombre
                                          bad hombre  1 weeks back

                                          Tank is everything Broner wishes he was

                                          • Loose Bills
                                            Loose Bills  1 weeks back

                                            broner was the same way, looked good beating lesser guys, until he stepped up comp

                                        • Joel 3:6-7 Solomon 1:5
                                          Joel 3:6-7 Solomon 1:5  1 weeks back

                                          Let the excuses come in lol. He had no power, he was too tall, he was too ugly, he was too small lol.

                                          • Straight Left
                                            Straight Left  1 weeks back

                                            He was a small bum. Those are facts not excuses

                                        • Donnie Johnson
                                          Donnie Johnson  1 weeks back

                                          Mikey is next to be beat .

                                          • MoparMadness
                                            MoparMadness  1 weeks back

                                            Lol dream on nigga, Mickey would destroy this fool.

                                        • aspeck360
                                          aspeck360  1 weeks back

                                          Y Ruiz thought he could beat little mike Tyson

                                          • jose garcia
                                            jose garcia  1 weeks back

                                            A super bantamweight vs a welterweight 😂😂😂 now go fight loma , oh wait! He won't. He's learning from his promoter how to 🍒pick. Just look how long Gayweather ran from Pacquiao.

                                          • StevieB 805Oxnard
                                            StevieB 805Oxnard  1 weeks back

                                            Tank ain’t face no real comp this dude was mediocre at 126 cmon tank I like your style and swag step that comp up bruh

                                            • StrawHat Luffy
                                              StrawHat Luffy  1 weeks back

                                              Mexicans nowhere to be found

                                              • Straight Left
                                                Straight Left  1 weeks back

                                                He beat a bum hahaha you're proud of that? Tank would get destroyed by oscar valdez

                                            • Dan
                                              Dan  1 weeks back

                                              Making a 130 pound is gonna get impossible for Tank soon, so his biggest fight is gonna be his weight and being a 170 pound midget.

                                              • Thomas McShane
                                                Thomas McShane  1 weeks back

                                                People acting like tank a beast but he just beat a 122 pounder who came in on. Short notice dude hasn’t fought a guy with real power at 130 yet.

                                                • Jack Chisholm
                                                  Jack Chisholm  5 days back

                                                  Thomas McShane ur a fucking clown stfu

                                                • Island Star TV
                                                  Island Star TV  1 weeks back

                                                  +Thomas McShane Ruiz is 5'10 with 72 inch reach, Tank is 5'5 with 67 inch reach, WHERE IS THIS SAME ADVANTAGE YOU SPEAK OFF YOU FUCKING MORON
                                                  Loma had size and reach over all his opponents accept for Pendraza and Linares, and you see how had problems in both those fights
                                                  Tank destroyed Pendraza without trying, Loma took all his effort

                                                • Island Star TV
                                                  Island Star TV  1 weeks back

                                                  +Thomas McShane lmao he's bigger than tank you dumb ass are yuo blind, its a mismatch because tank is that much better igamboa next what other excuses do you have, loma v.s sosa was a size mismatch just like rigondeux but you have no problem with that lmao, pit

                                              • mario tirado
                                                mario tirado  1 weeks back

                                                Tank is a beast best 130 fighter ...but don't expect him to fight Loma next they asked Floyd after the fight he said Loma is getting old and tank is only in his twenties and there is no rush.... what I get from that is where going to wait him out to he gets old washed up or vulnerable ...I love boxing but I hate that type of match making that comes with game the guys not fighting each other when there at the top of there game I'm sure we'll get that fight eventually but we'll get it when it really don't matter as

                                                • mario tirado
                                                  mario tirado  1 weeks back

                                                  I'm Not trolling wtf r talking about ....tank? I'm not following

                                                • Un Known
                                                  Un Known  1 weeks back

                                                  But its okay 4 lomo 2 fight kids wen he's a grown man tho

                                              • Anakin Cloutwalker
                                                Anakin Cloutwalker  1 weeks back

                                                Tank Max out at 140 . He’s the only small guy I can see beating loma give him 1 more year and he will def be ready

                                                • Tomato Head
                                                  Tomato Head  1 weeks back

                                                  Same would of happened to Marez. Tank easily can unify at 130-135. Freakish power for his weight class.

                                                  • Straight Left
                                                    Straight Left  1 weeks back

                                                    +El Más Loco cause he's scared. Why doesn't he fight oscar valdez?

                                                  • Tomato Head
                                                    Tomato Head  1 weeks back

                                                    Maria Hernandez no one is talking shit just my opinion. I’m Hispanic by the way but there’s a reason for weight classes. Plus he only missed it by 0.2 lb if you box you know you can run and be spirting and easily get that off. I believe tank needs a good name before he steps up with Loma. But the way Mayweather promotions is steering him doesn’t look to good like him being off one year.

                                                  • El Más Loco
                                                    El Más Loco  1 weeks back

                                                    Then why isnt he trying to unify at 130?

                                                  • Maria Hernandez
                                                    Maria Hernandez  1 weeks back

                                                    Tomato Head dude seriously Gunna talk shit about mares Davis can't make 130 he is a 135 and fight nite he will go to 150 160 lbs he should fight Loma or teofimo Lopez but he is under gayweather so they Gunna pick nothing but cherries we saw that thru gayweather career so stfp

                                                • Jose Rivera
                                                  Jose Rivera  1 weeks back

                                                  Teofimo Lopez next or wtf stop fighting little duds who have to come up on weight

                                                  • Jose Rivera
                                                    Jose Rivera  1 weeks back

                                                    Isoke Nichols not me I love boxing and I think he is a great fighter but I don’t c no one on the weight class to give hem some trouble I think he need to move up on weight ....

                                                  • Isoke Nichols
                                                    Isoke Nichols  1 weeks back

                                                    Jose Rivera i wasnt making it about race. I just seen alot of post that mexicans made,saying ruiz gonna knock tank out, and tank hasnt fought any one with that type of power.

                                                • Tee Makaveli
                                                  Tee Makaveli  1 weeks back

                                                  ryan garcia aint on tanks level no way

                                                  • Vucoid
                                                    Vucoid  1 weeks back

                                                    I like Ryan but if this fight happened any time soon it’s a gonna be the end of Ryan’s career

                                                • Ell J
                                                  Ell J  1 weeks back

                                                  The Tank is back ⚡️⚡️⚡️

                                                  • MoparMadness
                                                    MoparMadness  1 weeks back

                                                    +Sosa Moore Pedraza was definitely a fucking bum, so was Ruiz.

                                                  • Sosa Moore
                                                    Sosa Moore  1 weeks back

                                                    Adrian Veidt they talk about him like he didn't already lose to a average salido but im not gona make em cry lmao

                                                  • Adrian Veidt
                                                    Adrian Veidt  1 weeks back

                                                    Sosa Moore that "bum" totally fucked up their savior, hypechenko. 😂😂

                                                  • Sosa Moore
                                                    Sosa Moore  1 weeks back

                                                    Tierra Cooper i guess pezdra was a bum too but not when he lost against lomo right? gtfoh

                                                • Csm. Hb Jdogg
                                                  Csm. Hb Jdogg  1 weeks back

                                                  TANK IQ underrated he adjust fast and his power is serious. Ruiz pack is definitely busted 😂😂😂💪🏾🥊🥊 #NewMedia