How Is Leo Santa Cruz Preparing For Gervonta Davis?
Now that he is finally getting the opponent and prize that he wanted, Leo Santa Cruz is looking for the best way to gain an advantage against Gervonta Davis. That means involving talent that are bigger than him.
Santa Cruz (37-1-1) will face off against Davis (23-0) on October 24 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Fighting at 130, both Santa Cruz’s WBA Super-Featherweight Championship and Davis’ WBA Lightweight Title (135) will also be on the line. knowing that Davis, a heavier fighter, has 22 wins via knockout, Santa Cruz is looking to up the ante when it comes to training.
“I’m back in camp now. The preparation is going well. We started last week as we start to train more, and we will be stepping it up. I will do everything that way I come well prepared for the fight,” Santa Cruz stated to Fight News, via Boxing Scene. “Once we begin to spar. I will need guys that fight at 140 or 147.”
Santa Cruz, a former bantamweight and featherweight champion, is on a five-fight win streak. He won the WBA Super-Featherweight Championship by beating Miguel Flores via unanimous decision back in November. This will be his second fight at super-featherweight after spending 2015-2019 as a featherweight.
Davis beat Yuriorkis Gamboa via TKO in December for the WBA Lightweight Champion. Before that, He dominated the super-featherweight division, holding onto the WBA and IBF Super-Featherweight Belts.
Due to the unorthodox ways in which he can win two titles, Santa Cruz is ready for destiny to be on his side.
“I thought we were fighting [Davis] for the 130-pound title, but we are also fighting for 135,” Santa Cruz went on to say. “I didn’t expect that … It will be a big accomplishment if I get a title at 135. I will be the first Mexican to win five world titles in five weight classes. It would be an honor and it would go down in history. It will be a dream come true.”