The unbeaten super featherweight champ ends a 10-month layoff by steamrolling Ruiz to retain his 130-pound title in main event of PBC on Showtime.
Super featherweight world champion Davis is one of the hardest hitters in boxing, but the former two-division titleholder Ruiz is out to prove his artillery is just as formidable when they meet tomorrow night on Showtime.
Hugo Ruiz replaces injured Abner Mares in WBA Super Featherweight title fight vs Gervonta Davis February 9 on Showtime
Ruiz—an all-action brawler from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, who previously won a world title at super bantamweight in 2015—cruised to a near-shutout decision victory over last-minute replacement Alberto Guevara on the January 19 Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner Showtime PPV event.
Two-division champion Badou Jack battles top contender Marcus Browne for WBA interim 175-pound title Jan. 19 on Showtime PPV
Former world champion Rau’shee Warren meets unbeaten Nordine Oubaali for vacant WBC bantamweight title on undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner SHOWTIME PPV event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena In Las Vegas.
Ahead of Saturday’s 122-pound world title rematch, Hugo Ruiz insisted he’d be more aggressive against Julio Ceja than he was in August, when he was stopped in the fifth round of a thrilling, high-action bout.
As Julio Ceja struggled to catch his breath, 13,109 pairs of lungs did the same. There Ceja was, down on the canvas, the crowd surrounding him in the opposite stance.
In a momentum swing sudden enough to induce whiplash, Julio Ceja turned the tables on Hugo Ruiz in violent fashion—and then he broke a leg off of one of those metaphorical tables and hammered him into submission with it.