Davis vs Ruiz - PBC Fight Card on Showtime Recap

Davis vs Ruiz - PBC Fight Card on Showtime Recap

Davis vs Ruiz - PBC Fight Card on Showtime Recap

Gervonta Davis gets a first round knockout on Hugo Ruiz this past Saturday evening. (Photo Credit: Dave Mandel)

Gervonta Davis gets a first round knockout on Hugo Ruiz this past Saturday evening. (Photo Credit: Dave Mandel)

By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com

This past Saturday night from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California Premier Boxing Champions in conjunction with Showtime Championship Boxing showcased some young talented fighters that put on a show for boxing fans. That fact this card was headlined WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Gervonta Davis, many stars came out to enjoy that fun night of boxing. Before we reached the main event on Saturday night fans witnessed a multitude of talented fighters that put on an awesome night of boxing.

Davis stalks his prey, before finishing off Ruiz at the Dignity Health Sports Park this last Saturday night. (Photo Credit to Dave Mandel)

Davis stalks his prey, before finishing off Ruiz at the Dignity Health Sports Park this last Saturday night. (Photo Credit to Dave Mandel)

Leading off the Showtime-televised portion of the fight night was a 10 Round fight between Former World Champion Javier Fortuna defeating Lightweight contender Sharif Bogere in a unanimous decision. This was a deserving decision as neither man deserved to lose this fight. The Fortuna knockdown of Bogere gave him the edge in this fight. Richard Zamora and Mario Barrios were next to fight in a 10 round Welterweight fight.

In his own words, Fortuna’s shared his thoughts in his post-fight comments, “It was in the sixth that my trainer told me I looked tired so right there we changed the game plan to use a different fight approach. The knockdown was correct. I saw his eyes were a little glossy and his legs buckled a bit. When I saw that he was cut, the game plan changed again, and we had to work again to attack the cut.” He went on to challenge the headliner by saying “What I want right now is a contract so I can fight Gervonta Davis wherever. Lomachenko, any of them.”

Barrios proclaimed prior to the fight that he wanted to show off his “Mexican style fighting,” which is exciting to all boxing fans, as it means they are looking to “bang” in the ring. And bang he did. Barrios’ power and length overwhelmed the valiant Zamora. The fight was ended in the 4th round after a flurry of power punches from Barrios, with little resistance from Zamora.

"I am feeling stronger than ever. I am knocking down the door for a world title right now. He was a warrior. He brought it, but the ref had to call it. I know I have to have the patience for that title, but I am ready when the time comes,” and excited Mario Barrios said about the fight with Zamora.

In his fight in American soil Gervonta Davis, also was eager to show off his boxing skills in his first title defense on Showtime. His ring entrance was probably longer than the fight itself, as he came out to a rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” complete with zombie dancer and all which he walked through to get into the ring.

The Two-time super featherweight World Champion Gervonta Davis took no time showcasing his speed and power with the unsuspecting Hugo Ruiz in his fourth world title appearance. The 24-year-old Davis can also boast being the youngest US-born fighter with a boxing Championship. After punching Ruiz into the corner, it was a Ieft was a fierce right hook, that caused a delayed reaction from Ruiz who subsequently took a knee in the ring. After the Ref began the count Ruiz apparently said he didn’t want to continue.

Davis was excited about his quick work stating that “Tonight, I just wanted to put on a great performance. I was scheduled to fight Abner Mares, but he had an injury, so my main goal tonight was to make a great performance, which I did. I knew it was coming. 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. I’m very confident that I will be more active this year. I have three, probably four fights lined up this year. I’m happy with my team and ready for the next."

This fight card promoted by PBC which was aired on Showtime was exciting as expected. Although Ruiz stopped in, in short notice, Davis did what he supposed to do against a fighter wasn’t ready for the moment. Fortuna’s and Barrios’ fight also left fans talking about their performances. Please share your thoughts on this past weekend’s Premier Boxing Championship promotions exciting fight cards by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or reaching out to us on twitter @whatsgoodinsports.

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