Gervonta Davis Admits He Wasn’t Happy With Performance Against Yuriorkis Gamboa
Gervonta Davis wants to put his fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa behind him.
Davis vs. Gamboa took place back on December 28, 2019. The bout was contested for the WBA (Regular) Lightweight Championship. While many expected this to be a chance for Davis to showcase his dominance, it didn’t exactly pan out the way he hoped. While Davis did score a TKO victory in the 12th round, he did so against a 38-year-old who suffered an Achilles injury in the second round.
During an appearance on Showtime’s All The Smoke, Davis said that he couldn’t even stomach watching the Gamboa fight in its entirety (via BoxingScene.com).
“I watched the Gamboa fight a couple of weeks later and I turned it off. That wasn’t my best performance. That’s why now, I moved my training camp to Las Vegas [at Mayweather Boxing Club] so I can be able to put on a better performance. I think that was bad for my fans. I’m definitely coming back stronger and better. I will make it up for my last fight.”
Davis has a chance to really stand out against Leo Santa Cruz this Saturday, October 31. The two will collide in the main event of a Showtime Boxing PPV. Davis’ WBA (Regular) Lightweight Title and Cruz’s WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight Championship will be on the line.
Davis has been perfect in his pro boxing career. His record stands at 23-0 with 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout. As for Cruz, his record is 37-1-1. He’s secured 19 of those victories via knockout.
The title fight was initially going to take place inside an empty Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. That plan has changed as the two will now do battle inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Fans will be allowed to attend the event at a reduced capacity.