Rolando Romero was originally scheduled to fight Davis but was pulled from the fight in early November. Isaac Cruz now steps in to fight Gervonta Davis for his WBA lightweight world championship on Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The man known as Tank, the heir to the Mayweather throne is looking to capture his seventeenth straight knockout victory this weekend. With twenty-four of his twenty-five victories coming by way of finish really helps you understand what kind of power Davis carries. And if that is not enough for you then I advise you to check out his knockout of the year against Leo Santa Cruz in October of 2020. A devastating, well timed uppercut that left Santa Cruz lying motionless on the canvas for a scary amount of time. Davis benefits from a plethora of skills but, one in particular is having the greatest boxer of all-time Floyd Mayweather in your backseat helping coach and gameplan for you. The nickname ‘Tank’ does not go without justice as Davis can eat his opponents’ best shots while dishing out twice as much.
If the (+700) underdog Isaac Cruz is to have any shot of handing Davis his first loss then he needs to immediately bring the fight to the champion. Santa Cruz and Barrios are both examples of opponents that brought resistance against Tank and made him have to truly earn those wins. Though they both ended up losing to Davis it was by no means a walk in the park. Santa Cruz made mistakes in letting his foot off the gas too often as the fight went on which allowed Davis to really put his feet down and land power combinations against Santa Cruz and walk him down. These crucial mistakes ended up costing Santa Cruz the fight and the same can be said with Barrios. Cruz needs to understand that this opportunity may not come again so he needs to press the action, give Davis fits, and throw power shots to disrupt any flow Davis tries to create. With all of that being taken note, it is much easier said than done for Cruz. While I think Cruz can have some success while he is still fresh, I expect Davis to pick his spot whenever he has caused enough wear and tear on Cruz to go for the finish. It could be a quick night for Cruz as it really just depends on what Tank decides to do. He may deem Cruz’s power as nothing to be worried about and just fight very aggressively until he lands a knockout worthy shot to put Cruz away. Either way it plays out Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis will get his hand raised again and add another knockout victory to his resume.
Prop: Gervonta Davis Wins By TKO In Rounds 4-6: (+200)