Gervonta Davis' Trainer Talks Big Win, Future Plans, More

Aubrey Yates
February 11, 2019

Unbeaten Gervonta Davis retained his WBA super-featherweight title with a first-round knockout win over former champion Hugo Ruiz.

This time, against his fighter Gervonta Davis who recorded his 21st professional victory against Hugo Ruiz at the weekend in California.

Davis, who entered the ring to Michael Jackson's "Thriller", wasted little time showing why he is one of boxing rising super stars with his impressive fourth win in a world title fight.

Davis, who's touted as one of the best fighters in boxing and is still only 24-years-old, will face the kickboxer before defending his belt in May.

'But he has an exhibition bout with Tenshin (Nasukawa) in Japan in April. He got an exhibition bout with the guy Tenshin in Japan, in April. "So first it's Tenshin in April and then in May it's the real fight". I'm proud of Tank. "When I get back, I'll talk to my staff, my team, sit down with [Mayweather Promotions CEO] Leonard [Ellerbe], [adviser] Al [Haymon], the rest of my staff and see what we come up with".

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The bout was contested at 147 pounds, far north of the weight Nasukawa typically fights at.

The Japanese was unceremoniously beaten by Mayweather on New Year's Eve, who needed just 136 seconds to force Tenshin's corner to throw in the towel.

By the end of the fight, Nasukawa was reduced to tears, such was the onslaught that he faced at the hands of his rival.

Mayweather said that he earned $9 million - plus a $1 million bonus - for the exhibition with Nasukawa and said he would likely participate in future exhibition fights.

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