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Another Thriller From Gervonta Davis As He Wins Inside First Round

Gervonta Davis produced a first round knockout against Hugo Ruiz
Gervonta Davis produced a first round knockout against Hugo Ruiz

If your walk-on music is Michael Jackson's Thriller and you even wear a red and black jacket like MJ in the famed video, you'd better be good.

Gervonta Davis lived up to the hype overnight as he retained his WBA super-featherweight belt against Hugo Ruiz in California thanks to a first round knockout of the former champion. In fact, his flamboyant entrance lasted longer than the actual bout.

Not only was this his In what was his 12th straight win, it was his 20th win inside the distance from 21 fights.

"I just wanted to put on a great performance," the much talked-about 24-year-old said.

The referee Jack Reiss had to call a stop to the fight after two minutes and 59 seconds with the Mexican vanquished on the canvas.

Davis had been originally scheduled to fight Abner Mares but he was forced to withdraw with an eye injury. 

Ring Magazine reporter Ryan Songalia was quick to praise Davis on his destructive demolition. He tweeted: “So yeah, Gervonta Davis is the best 130-pounder on the planet."

Davis added: “I’m very confident that I will be more active this year. I have three, probably four fights lined up this year."

Not everyone is convinced about Davis. Many posted on Twitter that they won't take him seriously until he is matched with a "legitimate" opponent.

There were plenty of celebrities in the audience to offer Davis their support including rappers Drake, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Jeezy and Birdman as well as NFL superstars Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown.

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