Leo Santa Cruz v Gervonta Davis at 130!

Leo Santa Cruz Says Tank Davis Fight Will be at 130

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

Leo Santa Cruz Says Tank Davis Fight Will be at 130


As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to sweep the globe, there doesn’t seem to be one facet of life not affected. The sports industry, boxing included, has not been able to escape this devastating trend. Now that virtually all events in March and April have already been cancelled, the only thing that boxing fans can do is look forward to upcoming matches a few months down the line.

A SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN

Although there has not been any formal announcement, one of the most anticipated prizefights that fans are craving is WBA super world super featherweight champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KO’s) and WBA world lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KO’s). Over the course of the past few weeks, both sides have indicated that this match is a go. The only thing holding off a formal announcement is the solidification of a date and venue. Aside from those last details its sounds like everything has been ironed out.

From the fans point of view, however, there is still one more glaring question: what weight class will this fight be contested at? Currently, El Terremoto competes as 130lbs, whereas Tank resides within the 135lbs division. Many were wondering if Cruz would move up, the two would meet at a catch-weight or perhaps Davis would drop down. Thankfully, in an exclusive interview with Fight Hype, Santa Cruz cleared the matter up.

[When asked if the fight would be at super featherweight] “Yea, 130. That’s my weight right now, I’ve only had one fight at 130 and so I don’t think it’s correct right now to go up to 135. I will do it but in its time, when I know that I am ready, when my body feels good I’m going to go up to 135, but not right now.”

WILL TANK MAKE THE CUT???

When the subject of making weight comes up, countless Tank Davis fans may start to get a bit nervous. This is because the Baltimore native has had his struggles with the scale in the past. In fact, even in his last bout against Yuriorkis Gamboa, Davis needed extra time to officially make weight.

Many have accused him of being unprofessional because in that bout, Davis was moving up in weight. This is why several folks were shocked that he was having an issue with weight whatsoever.

Now that it’s being said that Davis would have to drop down even further in weight to realize the dust-up with El Terremoto, many believe this may be a hurdle that Tank can’t clear. Provided that this fight is formally green lit at super featherweight, seeing if Davis can make weight certainly will be the most heavily observed variable outside of who actually wins the fight.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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