The “Tank” Davis road exhibit returns to Los Angeles for a return to the lightweight limit for the first time considering the fact that late 2019. Davis and his crew are still answering concerns about his top quality of opposition, and individuals thoughts are progressively currently being dealt with more than the final couple of fights with bigger fights possible in the close to upcoming. There is no issue the tactic of earning him a coastline-to-coastline ticket attraction is operating.
Davis, an explosive knockout artist, is a star whose ceiling in that regard is not arrived at yet.
For Sunday night time (Showtime PPV, 8 PM EST), a substitution foe in this situation seems on paper to be a earn for fight lovers. Issac Cruz is a solid best 10 opponent and a single who is finding a chance to show if he’s more. Lineal lightweight king George Kambosos will be in the residence, just as he was for Saturday’s Devin Haney-Joseph Diaz bout.
The evening finished with Kambosos telling Haney, “Now we can talk.” Will Davis win below and demonstrate interest in interjecting in that discussion?
Let’s get into it.
Stats and Stakes
Preceding Titles: IBF Super Featherweight (2017, 1 Protection) WBA Tremendous Featherweight (2018-19, 2 Defenses 2020-21)
Top: 5’5 ½
Excess weight: 134 ½ lbs.
Hails from: Baltimore, Maryland
Document: 25-, 24 KO
Press Rankings: At 135 – #1 (BoxRec), #3 (ESPN), #8 (TBRB) At 140 – #3 (ESPN), #6 (TBRB, Ring)
Document in Main Title Fights: 6-, 6 KO (8-, 8 KO which include WBA sub-titles)
Last Five Opponents: 153-9-1 (.942)
Notable Outcomes, Ring/TBRB Rated Foes: Jose Pedraza TKO7 Leo Santa Cruz KO6 Mario Barrios TKO11
More Present-day/Former Titlists Confronted: Hugo Ruiz KO1 Yuriorkis Gamboa TKO12
*Holds WBA sub-titles at light-weight and Jr. welterweight
Title/Previous Titles: None
Body weight: 134 ¼ lbs.
Hails from: Mexico Town, Mexico
Document: 22-1-1 (15 KO)
Push Rankings: #6 (TBRB), #9 (Ring)
Record in Key Title Fights: N/A
Last Five Opponents: 110-15-5 (.865)
Noteworthy Outcomes, Ring/TBRB Rated Foes: None
Extra Latest/Previous Titlists Faced: Francisco Vargas UD10
The Decide: It’s hard to feel this battle will not be entertaining. The problem heading in is how aggressive it will be. Cruz is likely to provide the battle, coming forward and looking to land some huge things. How does Cruz cope with the incoming? If he can stand up to Davis’s electric power, remain at mid-to-close variety, and pressure some exchanges, this 1 could have some moments of drama. The dilemma for the shorter, and shorter armed, Cruz will be extra than ability in hoping to win. Davis has better head and foot motion, quicker hands, and an uppercut and lead hook that will be tougher from a charging goal. This feels like the type of struggle any individual can enjoy but not a single where the winner is in question. The choose is Davis by stoppage.
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