Gervonta Davis, on Monday, posted to his Twitter a fight poster asking who would win between him and Four-time world champion Leo Santa Cruz?
“That’s my interest, let’s see if he can be available, but that’s the fight I want, probably in May, June or July, I’m about to start my training,” Santa Cruz told ESPN Deportes.
🇲🇽 VS 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/CtbOvUwL6O
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) March 3, 2020
When asked about at which weight he would face him at, it has not been finalized. Although Santa Cruz said he would be willing to go up to 135 pounds if necessary, even though he has barely made a fight at 130 pounds. Safe to assume that this bout would be at the higher weight given Davis’s issues with making weight in previous matches, including his last one against Yurkois Gamboa in December.
When will this bout take place? We’ll wait and see when they finalize this bout.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, spoke after Davis stopped Gamboa back in December, and mentioned to the media present that Santa Cruz was the matchup they were targeting for pay-per-view at some point in 2020. Santa Cruz was last in action in November, as he defeated Miguel Flores in an uneventful unanimous decision victory as the co-main to Deontay Wilder knocking out Luis Ortiz in their rematch bout.
The concern for this bout is how Santa Cruz will look jumping, which would be two weight classes to take on Davis? All signs are pointing that we will find one once they make this bout.
The ESPN Deportes report speculating that the bout could take place in Staples Center in Los Angeles. Davis, who has been a big draw in boxing matches regardless of location as he fought last year in Carson, California, Baltimore, and Atlanta to big crowds.