Santa Cruz & Davis Down To Scrap
Leo Santa Cruz’ wish was to fight Gervonta Davis, and it seems the newest man to hold gold at lightweight is ready to throw hands with the former champion.
“I’m all for it,” Davis told BoxingScene.com after his 12th round stoppage of Yuriokis Gamboa. “You know, again, ain’t no safety on this glock. Whoever want it could get it. I believe I got the best team in boxing. I’m thankful. I’m grateful. You know, I’m 25 years old. … My cup never full. I’m always willing to learn and things like that. Any big fighters that’s willing to fight me, you know, on this side, then I’m all for it. Let’s get it.”
Santa Cruz recently fought at junior lightweight, and may not be able to make the 135-pound weight limit. While Santa Cruz is interested in jumping up to 135, it may not only give Davis a power advantage, but a weight cutting advantage, as the Baltimore born fighter has had trouble making the weight including last weekend against Gamboa.
“[Santa Cruz] wants the fight,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said, “and we’re gonna see if we can make it happen.”
“I want a big fight,” Santa Cruz told BoxingScene.com last month. “People are thinking that I’m scared of those fighters. I want to fight Gervonta Davis to prove that I’m not scared of nobody.”
Report: Boxing Scene