WBA champion Gervonta Davis is finally back in the ring after the pandemic. The undefeated champion will face former multi-weight champion Leo Santa Cruz on October 31. The fight will be live on pay-per-view from 9 PM ET. Let’s take a deeper look and break down the fight. Leo Santa Cruz may be the underdog in the fight, but he is no stranger to the big stage. The 32-year-old will compete in his fortieth professional fight when he takes on ‘Tank.’
SHOWTIME Sports will provide live streaming coverage of fight week events featuring three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank Davis” and four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz ahead of their blockbuster SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) main event battle for the WBA Super Featherweight and WBA Lightweight Championships.
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Out of Cruz’s 39 fights, 37 have ended in victory. His only defeat was against Carl Frampton. Cruz beat Frampton in the rematch and also has two victories against Abner Mares. However, out of his 37 victories, only 19 have come through knockouts. Two of the three wins against the aforementioned fighters were majority decisions. It is clear to see that Santa Cruz will try to take the fight to the judges’ scorecard and outbox the undefeated champion. There is no question of his approach. He is the more experienced fighter and arguably possesses the better fight IQ. He even predicted a decision victory.Davis is an explosive fighter. At just 25-years-old, he is a three-time world champion. In his 23 professional fights, 22 have come by knockouts. And his last fight against Gamboa was a twelfth round stoppage victory for the American.
On Wednesday, all six fighters participating in the stacked televised undercard, including San Antonio’s world champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios, will participate in the final undercard press conference and on Thursday, Davis and Santa Cruz will take center stage at the final main event press conference. On Friday, each fighter will step onto the scales at the official weigh-in.
Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell, combat sports afficionados and hosts of the popular podcast MORNING KOMBAT, will provide live coverage of the main event press conference and official weigh-in live streams.
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This shows that Davis can knockout and go the distance while keeping the pressure for 12 rounds. He may be young but the fighter has displayed sublime ring management in his previous fights.
Prediction for the Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz fight
We are going with Devin Haney on this one. We think Gervonta Davis will win the fight by TKO in the latter stages of the fight. Though Leo Santa Cruz is more than capable of going the distance, facing one of the best power-punchers in the higher weight class will be his biggest challenge.
Gervonta Davis will keep coming and test Santa Cruz’s chin. Santa Cruz could use his experience. But in the fight’s course, Davis will have too much power for the 32-year-old to handle round after round. The 95% knockout rate is something that can not be overlooked.
Either way, you do not want to miss this fight. It promises to be a fantastic fight between two great boxers.
What date and time is Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz?
- Davis vs Santa Cruz takes place on Saturday, October 31 in the US.
- The fight is taking place at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
- UK ring walk is expected at around 3am on Sunday, November 1.
- There will be 11,500 fans inside the stadium.
What TV channel and stream is Davis vs Santa Cruz on in the UK and the US?
- Channel 5 will show the fight on free-to-air TV here in the UK.
- Coverage begins at 2am GMT and runs through to 5am.
- If you want to stream on these shores, you can watch at if you have a valid TV licence.
- Showtime Sports are exclusively broadcasting the fight in the United States.
- The fight will cost $21.99 in the USA.
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