Gervonta Davis defended his WBA Super Featherweight World Championship with a thrilling first-round TKO of former world champion Hugo Ruiz.
On February 9, 2019 Super Featherweight World Champion Gervonta “Tank’’ Davis defended his WBA 130-pound title with a first-round KO of former Super Bantamweight titleholder Hugo Ruiz on Showtime.
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.
Hugo Ruiz stopped Julio Ceja 51 seconds into Round 1 with an overwhelming attack to win the rematch of their 122-pound title fight.
In a momentum swing sudden enough to cause whiplash, Julio Ceja turned the tables on Hugo Ruiz in spectacular fashion and gained a fifth-round knockout.
Julio Ceja overcame an early knockdown and charged back to gain a fifth-round stoppage of Hugo Ruiz.