Gervonta Davis Plans Extended Training For Leo Santa Cruz Bout!

Gervonta Davis talks extended training camp: "I’m going to start to do it for like three months”

Gervonta Davis (left), Leo Santa Cruz
Gervonta Davis (left), Leo Santa Cruz

Gervonta Davis talks extended training camp: “I’m going to start to do it for like three months”

Two-division world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22KOs) has revealed his plans for a major step up in preparation for what will surely be the biggest fight of his career when he squares off with fellow multi-weight champion Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19KOs) in their likely fall match-up.

In an interview with WBA president Gilberto Mendoza, Davis revealed his plans.


“It’s a lot of people that underestimate me. That gives me more fire to train harder, you know work harder. I used to do camp for eight weeks, but I’m going to start doing it, I want to say for about three months, a good three months. So I know for sure I’m in shape.”


You can take this revelation from Davis in a number of different ways. He’s maturing and knows his struggles with weight gain in between fights in the past could finally come back to haunt him as he steps up his competition. In fact, he missed weight ahead of his fight with Francisco Fonseca and failed to make weight on the first attempts prior to his fights with Hugo Ruiz and Yuriokis Gamboa.

With his fight against Santa Cruz possibly taking place at 130, there’s no surprise that he’s electing to take on a longer camp to properly prepare not only his body to make weight, but also to implement the proper game-plan.

At 25 years of age, Davis is one of the more physically gifted fighters in boxing today. If he can hone in on his discipline, focus and dedication, he could really become a fighter fans take seriously when it comes to how he would fare against the upper echelon guys in his weight classes.

If all things go well, we’ll get to witness firsthand his maturation process against a worthy foe in Leo Santa Cruz in the fall.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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