Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz for $74.99 on Showtime on Oct 31.The oddsmakers and far too many industry insiders are suggesting that Leo Santa Cruz will be cashing out in his upcoming showdown with Gervonta Davis.Instead, the four-division titlist.Check here Watch Live. sees it as an opportunity to cash in on the balance of his incredible career.
Davis vs. Santa Cruz. Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT
BoxingScene.com of their October 31/2020 Showtime Pay-Per-View headliner
This is the type of fight I’ve dreamed of my entire career, really since I was a little kid,” Santa Cruz told BoxingScene.com of their October 31 Showtime Pay-Per-View headliner from The Alomodome in San Antonio. “This is bigger than my two fights with Abner Mares, and with Carl Frampton.Davis, 25, and the highly accomplished former three-division world champion Santa Cruz will be fighting in front of a live audience at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas. Obviously, the venue favors the 32-year-old Santa Cruz, who already knows how to beat Gervonta.
This is a fight I’ve wanted for a long time. Gervonta Davis is a big name and a (rising) superstar. This is my chance to show that we deserve to be among the best.Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19KOs) has proven that on several occasions through the years. The 32-year old from the greater Los Angeles area by way of Huetamo, Mexico has amassed a record of 16-1 in major title fights spanning four divisions from bantamweight through junior lightweight.Most notable among his run were his pair of wins over Mares—particularly their first fight in August 2015 which established his marketability—and his rematch win over Frampton in January 2017 to avenge his lone career defeat six months prior.
It has all gone a long way towards establishing his brand, including his current role proudly representing Everlast. Absent from his 14-year career has been that signature event to attain superstar status. It’s why he personally chose a fight with Baltimore’s Davis (23-0, 22KOs), a two-time 130-pound titlist and current secondary lightweight titlist who has emerged as a proven draw.Both boxers make their respective debuts as a PPV headliner, where Santa Cruz’s 130-pound title and Davis’ version of the 135-pound crown will both be on the line.
The path to PPV has been in place for some time for Davis, whom is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and has long claimed the 25-year old southpaw as boxing’s next superstar.By such logic, a win over such a fighter should provide the same profile for someone of Santa Cruz’s ilk.“I have a chance to make history in this fight,” notes Santa Cruz. “The first Mexican fighter ever to win world titles in five weight classes. Beating Gervonta Davis will open the door for more PPV events for the rest of my career.”
By Aragon Garcia: Next Saturday’s fight between WBA super featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is priced at $74.95 on SHOWTIME pay-per-view on October 31st. For $75, boxing fans are getting a steal with this outstanding fight between Leo and Tank.Besides this excellent fight between Tank and Santa Cruz, the undercard is stacked with talent from top to bottom, with Regis Prograis and Mario Barrios competing in separate fights.
While that may seem like a lot of money to some boxing fans, it’s a great fight in which one of the most talented fighters in the past decade Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) will be looking to put the Mayweather promoted unbeaten Tank Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) in his place.The volume that I throw is going to affect Tank,” said Santa Cruz. “He’s never had a fighter on top of him, throwing a lot of punches and putting the type of pressure that I put on. Yeah, Tank is a great fighter, he’s talented and strong, but I’m better,” said Santa Cruz.
Davis can’t handle it when his opponents attack him and throw many punches the way Santa Cruz will be doing. We saw that in Tank Davis’ fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa last December. When the 38-year-old Gamboa was putting it on him, Davis was melting like a piece of ice in the afternoon sun.Gamboa showed how to beat Tank, who, at this point in his career, is a natural 140-pounder. Davis stripping off muscle and dehydrating himself to return to his old weight class at 130 will be a nightmare for him on October 31st.
Santa Cruz’s high volume punch output is going to force Gervonta to ask questions of himself. Gervonta’s energy is going to drain like an old battery, and if he’s not capable of handling the fast pace, Leo sets, he’ll fall apart.
Other fights on the Davis vs. Santa Cruz card:
Mario Barrios vs. Ryan Karl
Regis Prograis vs. Juan Heraldez
Diego Magdaleno vs. Isaac Cruz Gonzalez
Michel Rivera vs. Ladarius Miller
Jerry Perez vs. Joshua Zuniga
Julian Rodarte vs. Jose Morales
Kent Cruz vs. Dieumerci Nzau
Anthony Cuba vs. Leon Cavalli
I got to go out there and try and beat this guy up,” said Santa Cruz about Tank. “My dad says I can beat him, and I want to make him proud.This fight is the most important fight of my career and the biggest fight. It’s the hardest fight, but if I get past this one, the sky’s the limit for me,” said Leo.
I’m not like other people that once they make their money, they try and hide,” said Santa Cruz. “Me, I try to go out more and socialize with people and everything.Leo will test Davis’ cardio on Saturday, and if he’s not made improvements in this area, we could see him lose for the first time. Tank looked exhausted and older than Gamboa in their last fight in December.