Mares would've given us some indication of whether Davis is the real deal or not. The retired five-division champion obviously is biased, but Mayweather seems genuinely confident he can bring along the 24-year-old Davis at a similar deliberate pace that Mayweather took to becoming the richest athlete in the history of professional sports.
Baltimore's Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) recorded his eighth career first-round knockout as referee Jack Reiss called off the fight with one second remaining in the first round following a devastating sweeping right hook by Davis connected cleanly and sent Ruiz (39-5, 32 KOs) down to his knees.
Fortuna could be in the running for the victor of Rances Barthelemy versus Robert Easter Jr., who will fight in April for the WBA lightweight world title Mikey Garcia gave up.
"(Before that) He's got an exhibition bout with the guy Tenshin (Nasukawa) in Japan this April. He is fighting Tenshin in an exhibition match in Japan, in RIZIN.
"I'm extremely proud of Tank", Mayweather said.
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Gervonta Davis' famous promoter stood by his side late Saturday night in a crowded hallway near Davis' locker room.
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. Check out everyone who was in the building for the big fight.
Premier Boxing Champions: Gervonta "Tank" Davis vs. Hugo Ruiz takes place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on February 9, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME.
The lethal and heavy handed champ overwhelmed his opponent Hugo Ruiz and ended the 12-round fight in the very first round with a brutal KO.
"Probably so, most likely", Mayweather said.