Feb 09 2019
Saturday

Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Super Featherweight
20-0-0
KO 1
KO 1
39-4-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Super Featherweight Championship

The tape

26
Age
34
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 9" / 176 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
69.3" / 176 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOKOTKOTKOKO
Form
UDKOUDRTDTKO
20
Wins
39
19
By KO
33
95
KO%
85
0
Loses
4
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2006

Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
9
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs Hugo Ruiz report

Who won Davis vs Ruiz?

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 was scheduled to take place over 12 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.

Also, on the undercard Erickson Lubin was victorious over Ishe Smith and Sharif Bogere lost to Javier Fortuna.

Davis vs Ruiz stats

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 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 0 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 8 years, at 26 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, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 90 less professional rounds, 85 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 Ricardo Nunez on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena, Maryland, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Hugo Ruiz on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

Before 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.

He had defeated 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.

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 1 year, 8 months and 21 days ago, while Hugo Ruiz's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 29 days ago.

Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Ruiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 12 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.

What were the odds on Davis vs Ruiz?

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was a 1/50 (-4999) favourite going into the contest, while Hugo Ruiz made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.

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