Gervonta Davis makes quick work of Hugo Ruiz with first round KO

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Floyd Mayweather made sure everyone jammed into this tiny space received the same message - if there's one fighter in boxing that can surpass his superstar status, it's Davis. Not to mention, that the bout took place on Grammy's weekend, so A-list celebs such as Odell Beckham Jr., Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Jeezy and many others attended the fight. It's a sure sign, according to Mayweather, that the powerful southpaw is on the track he took to making massive amounts of money.

The end came at 2:59 of the first after Ruiz arose from a knockdown.

Last night, Floyd Mayweather protege Gervonta Davis delivered a thunderous, first-round knockout win over short-notice replacement opponent Hugo Ruiz, retaining his WBA super-featherweight belt in the process. "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 said.

Davis registered his 20th knockout win in 21 fights as Ruiz, who just fought and won against Alberto Guevarra on the Pacquiao-Broner undercard last January 19, didn't know what hit him. "No matter what, he's young - he's gonna go through things". I want him to focus more on raising his [7-month-old] daughter and working hard in the gym, surpassing me. "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". He's gonna be a household name. Bogere also had to deal with a cut on his right eyebrow due to an accidental headbutt in the sixth round as well and was not able to overcome it and get the victory.

And Mexican veteran Ruiz (39-4, 33 KOs) was out of his depth at Dignity Health Sports Park, where the 32-year-old was put to the sword.

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