This will be a huge step up for the hard-hitting Ruiz, even though 33 of his 39 wins are by KO, he will be at a size disadvantage going up to 130-pounds against a much larger and stronger Tank Davis.
"We're talking about May [for Davis' next fight]", the 41-year-old said. This time, against his fighter Gervonta Davis who recorded his 21st professional victory against Hugo Ruiz at the weekend in California.
Speaking after Davis' knockout win over Hugo Ruiz to win the WBA super featherweight title, Mayweather revealed to reporters his surprising plans in the coming months. The end came at the 2:59 mark, allowing Davis to retain his WBA super featherweight title. It looks like a Davis jab might've been the nose-breaking shot, and a follow up right hook had Ruiz reconsidering whether he should've signed up for this.
The late substitute 32-year-old Ruiz was fighting for the second time in three weeks as he replaced the injured Abner Mares.
He got up at nine, but when referee Jack Reiss asked him in both English and Spanish if he wanted to continue, he didn't answer.
Junior lightweight world titleholder Gervonta "Tank" Davis could be back in the ring as soon as April - but not for an official fight.
"As soon as he started landing punches, I could feel them", Ruiz said. The ultimate goal - if any fighter can surpass me, it's this young man right here, which I truly believe. Barrios stopped a game Richard Zamora in four rounds, using a good use of distance and great combination punching to get the job done.
Davis showed poise as he broke down his retreating opponent.
Davis added: "I'm very confident that I will be more active this year".
Land it did and it was more than Ruiz can handle.