POSTFIGHT: Ruiz is in a lot of pain. You have to wonder if his nose was broken, and that’s why he decided he couldn’t continue. Here’s the video from that final right hand.
Davis has only fought once in the past 18 months, but he said he’s got three or four fights lined up for this year. Showtime’s Jim Gray asks if he’ll fight the winner of the Ricardo Nunez vs. Ednar Cherry fight that apparently would be the mandatory opponent for his junior lightweight title. Says Davis, “Who?”
I don’t think Davis was being snarky. I think he had no idea who Gray was talking about.
Overall, though, a heck of a performance for Davis and a pretty nice $1 million payday for less than 3 minutes of work tonight.
First round: Davis comes out throwing a jab. He’s way short on all of them. But he’s throwing. Davis lands a left hook to the body and lands a jab to the body. Ruiz tries a straight right. It was blocked. But Davis is beginning to land. Davis lands another lfet and traps Ruiz n the corner. Davis is strafing him with shots. Ruiz throws a counter right. Looks like Ruiz is alrady bleeding from the nose. Huge right by Davis, and Ruiz has to take a knee. He gets up but doesn’t respond to the ref’s questions. And JACK REISS STOPS THE FIGHT.
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Gervonta Davis ringwalk: We’ve got a skit going on here! It’s a bunch of dancers bopping to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in the style of the mega-iconic music video. Then, Davis emerged in the middle of it, and he’s nodding his head to the music (though to be honest, he looks a tad uncomfortable, like he’s not really sure where to look or what to do). But the walk is short, and he’s inside the ring.
Hugo Ruiz ringwalk: He’s bouncing to the ring, throwing shadow punches and giving fist pumps to the crowd. He crosses himself, runs up the steps, and bows to the crowd.
Mario Barrios (23-0, 15 KOs) TKO 4 over Richard Zamora (19-3):Barrios blasted through Zamora for most of the fight, and even though Zamora fought hard and landed some hard shots of his own, the ref stopped the fight in the fourth after believing Zamora had taken too much punishment. It was perhaps a slightly premature stoppage, but there’s little question that Barrios was affecting Zamora with his punches. Obviously, it’s better to stop the fight a little too early than a little too late. According to Showtime, Barrios landed 77 of 130 of his power shots for a massive 59 percent.
Javier Fortuna (34-2-1, 23 KOs) UD win over Sharif Bogere (32-2):The last time Fortuna was in the ring, he fell out of the ring vs. Adrian Granados, leading to a no contest after Fortuna couldn’t continue. Though he didn’t look great for much of the first half of the fight, Fortuna had a much better final five rounds to pull out the unanimous decision (all three judges had it 96-93; I had it 96-94). Though Bogere looked a little thick in his body, he took the lead on my scorecard through the fifth round. But Fortuna knocked him down in the sixth round—even if it was unclear whether the ref made the right call—and from there, he landed plenty of head shots to grab his victory. After the fight Fortuna said he wants to fight Gervonta Davis of Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Gervonta Davis, left, will try to take out late replacement Hugo Ruiz, right, to defend his 130-pound title. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)GETTY
Gervonta Davis vs. Hugo Ruiz odds
When Davis was scheduled to face Mares, he was a substantial favorite at -1000, meaning you’d have to bet $1,000 to win $100, while Mares was +600. Now that he’s fighting Ruiz, Davis is a massive favorite. Here are all the Bovada odds for the major fights on this card.
- Gervonta Davis -5000 vs. Hugo Ruiz +1400
- Mario Barrios -5000 vs. Richard Zamora +1400
- Javier Fortuna -300 vs. Sharif Bogere +230
- Erickson Lubin -3000 vs. Ishe Smith +1100
Gervonta Davis vs. Hugo Ruiz purses
This will be a nice payday for both fighters. The last time Davis fought, he made $350,000 vs. Jesus Cueller. On Saturday, he’ll make a $1 million purse. The last time Ruiz fought, three weeks ago, he made $30,000. On Saturday, he’ll make $100,000. Not too bad for either fighter.
As for the rest of the card, here are their purses, via ESPN.com.
- Mario Barrios: $75,000
- Richard Zamora: $10,000
- Sharif Bogere: $75,000
- Javier Fortuna: $40,000
- Ishe Smith: $75,000
- Erickson Lubin: $41,500 (the last time he fought vs. Jermell Charlo, Lubin made $225,000)
Gervonta “Tank” Davis has plenty to prove tonight when he faces Hugo Ruiz to defend his junior lightweight title on Showtime. He has to prove he deserves the acclaim that’s followed him for most of his career. He has to prove that he’s begun to act more professionally. And he has to prove he deserves high-money fights with the likes of Miguel Berchelt, Francisco Vargas or Tevin Farmer.
First, though, he has to get past Ruiz—who fought just three weeks ago on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner undercard, winning a wide unanimous decision. Yes, Ruiz (39-4, 33 KOs) is moving up in weight to face Davis (20-0, 19 KOs), but the late replacement for Abner Mares—who had to pull out of the Davis fight about 10 days ago with an eye injury—is five inches taller than Davis and seems to have more power than Mares.
He’s also filled with confidence.
“Out of my 39 wins, 33 of them are knockouts so I can say with confidence that I can knock out Gervonta Davis,” Ruiz said. “No fighter is invincible and that’s a really possible outcome on Saturday.
“Gervonta Davis is a great fighter. I’ve watched him fight and I know that he’s a very strong fighter with a lot in his arsenal. There’s a reason why he’s a world champion right now but we know what we’re looking for. We have the hunger and the ambition to be triumphant. We have everything we need to beat Gervonta.”
Even though he had to weigh in nude behind a banner, Gervonta Davis missed weight on his first attempt. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)GETTY
Davis, though, is the heavy favorite, and if he doesn’t win convincingly, the night probably will be seen as a disappointment. It hasn’t started great either. Eighteen months after Davis lost his 130-pound title on the scales for being overweight before getting a mediocre win vs. Francisco Fonseca, he was overweight on his first attempt for this fight on Friday. He weighed 130.2 pounds, temporarily putting his title belt and the title fight in jeopardy. Within the hour, though, he returned and made weight, stepping on the scale at 129.8 pounds.
“I was in New York for the [Keith] Thurman fight about three weeks ago and got off track a little bit,” Davis said. “I was heavy there, but once I got back into the groove and back to training it was fine. I feel fine. Making 130 is not a problem. It’s not a distraction. I feel fine. I’m not dehydrated and my face isn’t sunken. I’ll be ready to go [Saturday].”
Either way, Forbes will be here for the night, giving our round-by-round thoughts, explanations and unofficial scoring on the Showtime card.
As you wait for the bouts to begin, here’s more recent Forbes boxing coverage.
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Here’s Suhana Khan’s latest dance video that went viral
Suhana Khan has been always in the news for various reasons. Sometimes she is applauded for her acting talent while sometimes she is seen guiding her father King Khan on the sets. Suhana who is currently studying has a keen eye on Bollywood and aspires to be the Bollywood face one day.
Suhana for the same has been prepping gradually and we are sure she would be a prominent part of Bollywood soon. Suhana also grabbed major eye balls of late as she featured on a magazine cover page and also stole the limelight at Gauri Khan’s restaurant opening that took place in Mumbai.
Even before she makes her acting debut in Bollywood, she has already cashed on millions of fans on social media. This star kid is already a star and if you are not a Suhana fan, this latest video that went viral will make you one.
In the video, Suhana is seen doing a dance rehearsal along with her friends on the beats of the song ‘Footloose’ by Kenny Loggins.
Rami Malek’s Latest Video Makes Another Viral Meme
Rami Malek is the gift that keeps on giving. The Academy Award-winning actor has already given us a glorious meme last October after an awkward encounter with a fan, which was caught on video. People couldn’t get enough of Malek refusing to say hi to film major Xan Black’s friends, and saying he’d prefer just to take a photo.
THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST EMBARRASSING THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO ME pic.twitter.com/qIesyA3eWQ— xan ⚜️ (@enemyfiIm) October 30, 2018
Now, the Internet has discovered a video of the Bohemian Rhapsody lead’s promotional video for Mandarin Oriental hotels, “Rami Malek: I’m A Fan,” in which he lists his favorite things including his mom and chamomile tea.
And, as usual, Twitter did its thing, transforming the clip into a viral meme-ified moment. Enjoy some of our favorite tweets below:
A serial killer talking to you in his car before he drives past the turn he was supposed to take https://t.co/5ixUNTknnA— Christin Bailey (@hexprax) March 1, 2019
Psycho (1960) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock pic.twitter.com/362m0qOcuK— Chandler (@longhairwiteboy) March 1, 2019
When you're in a job interview and they ask about your leadership but you misheard the question https://t.co/skyZkr9gF9— matt mcdonald (@UnequalAnt) March 2, 2019
When I have to introduce myself during orientation for a new job https://t.co/Zw1XAKJfg2— TGB (@twitersgoodboy) March 1, 2019
“Indie” girls writing their twitter bio: https://t.co/qK92MLAdZL— Neale (@phenomeneale) March 2, 2019
I feel like the camera should be panning out revealing a very heinous crime Rami Malek has just committed.. https://t.co/zFkM7SeUjh— kendrick (@kendrickdavidj_) March 2, 2019
i love rami malek but this sounds like it was straight out of a john green novel https://t.co/VHOMMlAewZ— amy is ok (@lovelylittIeamy) March 2, 2019
Luca Guadagnino Directs Ermenegildo Zegna’s Latest Campaign Video
If you’ve been needing some new Luca Guadagnino content in your life, you’re in luck. The Italian director of Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria has lent his aesthetic skills to the fashion world, collaborating with Ermenegildo Zegna on the final installment of the brand’s Defining Moments campaign.
Guadagnino’s evolution of the campaign is titled “All the World’s a Stage” and stars Boyd Holbrook, André Holland, and William Chan. The camera follows the trio as they get ready, each for a different kind of occasion, and their names appear in text like in a movie trailer. In the end, each stands on a picturesque balcony and marvels at the scene. The video is only 30 seconds long, but communicates the versatility of the Zegna aesthetic, from a tailored tuxedo to casual streetwear.
Now that it has launched, the new video is sure to make a splash as viewers consider Guadagnino’s vision for Zegna. It marks a theatrical end for the campaign series, which began two years ago by featuring Robert De Niro and McCaul Lombardi, leaving the world with something to applaud as they await whatever is next from both the director and the designer.
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