Gervonta Davis enters boxing ring to 'Thriller' choreography

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That can be debated, but one person who wouldn't argue much is Hugo Ruiz.

After Mayweather's prodigy Gervonta Davis knocked out Hugo Ruiz last Saturday, the 41-year-old revealed he could again get his boxing gloves on for some more exhibition action. Ruiz fought Davis after replacing former world champion, Abner Mares, who withdrew from the fight after injuring his right eye during a training session.

Davis secured the knockout victory and walked away unscathed with the fight stoppage registered at 2:59 of round one. Davis hit him with a big straight right, a hard jab and then a crushing right hook. He took a step back and dropped to a knee. Ruiz managed to get to his feet, but with blood flowing from his nose, the referee made a decision to wave off the bout in favour of the 24-year-old American. That led Reiss to call it off.

Elsewhere, Ruiz's compatriot Rey Vargas successfully defended his WBC world super-bantamweight title against Venezuela's Franklin Manzanilla, while Alberto Machado of Puerto Rico lost his WBA secondary super-featherweight belt to American Andrew Cancio. He originally weighed in a quarter-pound over. I believe in my team and whatever they line up, I'm ready. 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. 'I was supposed to make $9m but I ended up making $10m!

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

Davis showed poise as he broke down his retreating opponent.

Although the 5-foot-9 Ruiz held a 3½-inch height advantage over Davis, he was no match for Davis' speed and power. "I knew it was coming", he said.

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

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