Gervonta Davis On December PPV- “Going To Be Fireworks”
With his PPV date of December 5th in Los Angeles still in tact, but now, a new opponent to be in front of him, multi-division world champ Gervonta “Tank” Davis is reaffirmed Monday that he’s ready to put on a show.
Davis, 25-0, 23 KOs, spoke to the media via video conference prior to headlining the December 5th Showtime pay per view from the Staples Center, where he will now take on Mexican born contender Isaac Cruz,
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“I’m happy and excited to be in this position, I’ve been working hard getting ready for this new opponent. I know Cruz is going to come to fight. The fans are going to be the winners in this fight, because we’re both coming in prepared to be at our best. I’m ready to put on a great show on December 5,” Davis told the media Monday.
This is a more interesting fight now, because we both come forward. This is going to be something great for the fans and another exciting night for the sport of boxing. May the best man win….December 5 is going to be fireworks for sure. It’s going to be something you can’t miss. Don’t go get your popcorn or anything like that during this fight.”
Davis, who has a lesser version of the WBA title 135 lb. title, has starred in two previous PPV’s dating back to last October. That’s when he starched two division world champ, Leo Santa Cruz, with a devastating single uppercut KO. He followed that in June by moving up to 140 lb. and stopping veteran Mario Barrios in a tougher battle in Atlanta.
But, as we wrote previously, Davis and PBC had to scramble to find a new opponent, once unbeaten contender Rolando “Rolly” Romero, had to withdraw due to a sexual assault allegation being made against him in Las Vegas. Romero has repeatedly denied the charges.
That brings us to Cruz,, 23-1-1, will slide in to fight the unbeaten three division world champ Davis on the PPV at Staples Center. He was last in the ring in a June in a win over veteran Francisco Vargas.
Cruz was also on the video conference Monday saying,
“December 5 is going to be a great fight. I’m ready to shock the world and become the next star in the pantheon of Mexican boxing champions…We are not overconfident in any way, but Gervonta has not fought anyone with my style and with my characteristics.
It’s up to Gervonta to show that he’s a superstar in the ring. I don’t see him as an impossible task to defeat at all.”
Of course, all of that bravado is easy to say, yet only fighter has heard the final bell against Davis, who is clearly one of the top stars/KO artists worldwide in the smaller weight classes.
And now, we wait to see if Cruz is up to the challenge or simply the next to get wiped out.