Undefeated champion of the World Boxing Association Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis will defend his lightweight title (135 lb) on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, whose capacity reaches 20,000 spectators, in a PBC event.
On this occasion Davis will defend his lightweight title against the Mexican boxer Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, remembering that it was Rolando Romero who would face the champion, but due to legal accusations on his behalf he was removed from the card and replaced by the Mexican. This will be the second championship defense for Davis, who comes from winning overwhelmingly by KO his last two fights where his victims were Leo Santa Cruz, making his first lightweight championship defense, and Mario Barrios, snatching the WBA super lightweight championship from him.
The 27-year-old champion arrives at this fight with a record of 25 fights won and zero losses, where 24 of these victories were via knock out, carrying a streak of 16 fights in a row winning by this way. On his side, the 23-year-old challenger arrives with a record of 22 won fights, one loss and one draw, where 15 of his victories came via knock out.
The champion enters as a favorite not only because of his statistics, but also because he also has victories in his history against high-level fighters such as Leo Santa Cruz, Mario Barrios, Yuriorkis Gamboa and José Pedraza. While the Mexican has less experience, which could highlight his victory against the Mexican Francisco Vargas. However, the champion must be focused for the duration of the fight, since ‘Pitbull’ Cruz is a hard-hitting and good boxer and of course he will want to surprise.
“I’m ready. Ready to bring the championship back to Mexico” – Isaac Cruz
“He said I never faced somebody like him, but he never faced somebody like me” – Gervonta Davis