North American champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis faces Mexican Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz for the WBA lightweight world championship at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Will it be a new defense of the champion, or will the Mexican consecrate himself in front of the North American public?
According to the comparison of the two boxers that we share here (via Premier Boxing Champions), Davis notably has the best numbers in both statistics and physical attributes, because in addition to being undefeated in 25 fights, he maintains an incredible 96% knockout percentage. Added to this is the fact that he is taller than his rival and has more reach than his rival.
Davis’ trajectory is notably more decorated after facing good level fighters such as Leo Santa Cruz, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Mario Barrios, while the Mexican still lacks some significant names in his record, which is also understandable since he is barely 23 year old.
Gervonta Davis is a fighter who is used to exerting pressure on his rivals, and therefore tends to look progressively better with the passage of rounds once his rivals are feeling the fatigue and wear from the punches received, since his percentage of knockouts leaves a lot clear the power he has in his fists. However, this fighter is not only a hard-hitting, but also has an orderly boxing with good defensive and offensive resources, where his counterattacks stand out widely.
Isaac Cruz is a boxer who reflects the Mexican style a lot, he likes to fight his rivals in the close distance and test his power by throwing a large volume of power punches.
In Royal Boxing News we predict a fight where the Mexican will go out as usual to seek the short distance and the exchange, while Davis will seek to keep him at a distance with a good volume of straight punches. As the rounds go by, we believe Davis will gain dominance in the ring and begin to progressively hurt him in such a way that he will win the match by the way of KO in the final rounds.