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. "So first it's Tenshin in April and then in May it's the real fight". The end came at the 2:59 mark, allowing Davis to retain his WBA super featherweight title. Davis dropped Ruiz with a body shot and Ruiz got back up but was still not able to continue the fight, giving Davis the victory. He tweeted: "So yeah, Gervonta Davis is the best 130-pounder on the planet". "I was scheduled to fight Abner Mares, but he had an eye injury, so my main goal tonight was to make a great performance, which I did". I'm very confident that I will be more active this year.
During a scrum with reporters after the fight, Mayweather, with Davis at his side, said that the 24-year-old Baltimore fighter would head to Japan to face Nasukawa in a boxing exhibition this spring.
Following the fight, Davis sported a T-shirt in the ring with the slogan "Free 21 Savage".
Despite holding an undefeated record and possessing devastating power in both hands, fans were quick to pick apart the champ's reign and aren't buying in until he goes toe-to-toe with a legitimate opponent.
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.
Mayweather mentioned Davis' crossover appeal because rap icons Drake, Lil' Wayne and Meek Mill and National Football League stars Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown were among those that composed the announced sellout crowd of 8,048 at Dignity Health Sports Park.