Davis vs Ruiz

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  • Davis vs Ruiz
  • 20-0-0 39-4-0
  • KO 1 KO 1
  • Saturday 9th February 2019
  • Dignity Health Sports Park, California, USA
  • WBA Super World Super Featherweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Featherweight
  • Tape
  • 24 age 32
  • 5' 6" / 168cm height 5' 9" / 176cm
  • 68.9" / 175cm reach 69.3" / 176cm
  • Southpaw (l) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • TKO KO TKO TKO KO < form UD KO UD RTD TKO <
  • 20 wins 39
  • 19 by ko 33
  • 95% Ko% 85%
  • 0 Losses 4
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2013 Debut 2006
  • tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
  • WBA 9
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Davis vs Ruiz Info

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beat Hugo Ruiz by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 9th February 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.

The fight took place over rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).

This contest was for the WBA super featherweight championship of the world.

Davis vs Ruiz stats

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Hugo Ruiz made his way to the ring with a record of 39 wins, 4 loses and draws, with 33 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Davis had a slight advantage in power over Ruiz, with a 95% knock out percentage over Ruiz's 85%.

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was the younger man by 9 years, at 25 years old.

Ruiz had a height advantage of 3 inches over Davis. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fought out of the southpaw stance, while Hugo Ruiz was an orthodox fighter.

Davis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year and 2 months later than Ruiz, who’s first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 96 less professional rounds, 79 to Ruiz's 175.

Hugo Ruiz was ranked number 9 by the WBA in the 130lb division.

Davis vs Ruiz form

Davis remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jesus Andres Cuellar on 21st April 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Francisco Fonseca on 26th August 2017 by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Liam Walsh on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had beat Jose Pedraza on 14th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

He had defeated Mario Macias Rorozco on 3rd June 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.

Ruiz had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Alberto Guevara on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Hozumi Hasegawa on 16th September 2016 by unanimous decision in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Going into that contest, he had won against Julio Ceja on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Before that, he had lost to Julio Ceja on 29th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

He had defeated Carlos Medellin on 22nd November 2014 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Plaza de los Martíres, Toluca, Mexico.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis had been fighting more than Hugo Ruiz.

Going to this contest, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis had last fought 2 years 5 months and 5 days ago, while Hugo Ruiz's last outing had been 1 year 8 months and 7 days ago.

Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Ruiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years 1 month and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.

What time did Davis vs Ruiz start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 4:00 am GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Davis vs Ruiz?

Davis vs Ruiz was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.

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