Gervonta Davis enters boxing ring to 'Thriller' choreography

Gervonta Davis knocks our Hugo Ruiz in first round to retain title

Gervonta Davis with the first round KO!

Speaking after Davis' knockout win over Hugo Ruiz to win the WBA super featherweight title, Mayweather revealed to reporters his surprising plans in the coming months.

Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) retained his title and stayed unbeaten thanks to his knockout at the 2:59-minute mark of the opening round in Carson, California, on Saturday.

The powerful southpaw hurt Ruiz with a straight left, and then followed up with a three-punch combination capped by a right hook to the side of Ruiz's face that dropped the challenger to a knee.

Fortuna could be in the running for the victor of Rances Barthelemy versus Robert Easter Jr., who will fight in April for the WBA lightweight world title Mikey Garcia gave up. "I have three, probably four fights lined up this year". I favored Davis to win, but a draw is fair since it was a great fight and could possibly headline a Mayweather Promotions card in Sam's Town in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Davis clearly has major talent but hasn't been particularly active.

After the fight, Davis said he wanted to get more rounds in, but knew with a quick victory, he would be able to return to the ring sooner.

His power is always a factor, and he began showing it early with punishing shots to the body.

Davis will likely return to less farcical match-ups in May when he will defend his title against an opponent that, as of yet, remains unselected. "When I get back, I'll talk to my staff, my team, sit down with [Mayweather Promotions CEO] Leonard [Ellerbe], [adviser] Al [Haymon], the rest of my staff and see what we come up with".

"I'm extremely proud of Tank", Mayweather said.

Land it did and it was more than Ruiz can handle.



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