Gervonta Davis weighs in OVER the limit ahead of Hugo Ruiz showdown
Gervonta Davis weighs in OVER the limit before making weight second time around ahead of Hugo Ruiz fight as he buries the hatchet with promoter Floyd Mayweather
- Gervonta Davis had to step on the scales twice in Los Angeles
- He weighed in at 130.4lbs before meeting his obligation at 129.8lbs
- This is now the third time Davis has missed weight ahead of a fight
Gervonta Davis’ weigh-in problems surfaced once again as he was forced to step back on the scales ahead of his fight with Hugo Ruiz.
Davis weighed 130.4lbs on his first visit before eventually meeting his contractual obligation at 129.8lbs, only just under the super featherweight limit of 130.
Ruiz weighed in at 129.5lbs ahead of Saturday night’s WBA Super Featherweight Championship fight in Los Angeles.
Gervonta Davis had to step on the scales for a second time in Los Angeles on Friday
Davis faces Hugo Ruiz in this weekend’s WBA Super Featherweight Championship fight
Boxing promoters and officials look on as Davis fails to make weight on his first attempt
It is not the first time Davis, who is promoted by Floyd Mayweather, has had problems making weight.
In May 2017 he made weight on his third attempt ahead of facing Liam Walsh. Three months later he was stripped of his IBF title after coming in 2lbs over the limit for his defence against Francisco Fonseca.
He admitted that his training regime had ‘got off track a bit’ after he went to New York to watch Keith Thurman defeat Josesito Lopez last month.
‘I was in New York. 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.
Davis weighed 130.4lbs on his first visit before eventually meeting his obligation at 129.8lbs
‘It’s not a distraction. I feel fine. I’m not dehydrated and my face isn’t sunken. I’ll be ready to go tomorrow.’
Ruiz was not shocked by the weigh-in results: ‘It’s kind of expected. He’s missed weight before, so it’s not surprising.’
Davis’ problems come after he appeared to settle his feud with Mayweather. Only last September Davis claimed Mayweather was trying to get him to dump his trainer.
However he said on Friday: ‘It was just that I was frustrated because I wasn’t fighting, but I also know that things get hectic around the end of the year. I was getting into trouble, too.’
Davis claimed that he has buried the hatchet with his promoter Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather Promotions’ Leonard Ellerbe claimed it was blown out of proportion: ‘We have these conversations — and we had this conversation last night at dinner – it’s a process with this.
‘And having the patience and understanding and having the trust in your team. He’s not with a team that doesn’t know how to build a megastar.
‘He trusts his team and he knows he’s got to do his part, we’re going to do our part. The sky’s the limit.’
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