What Does Gervonta Davis Have To Say About Weight Concerns?
WBA (Regular) Lightweight Champion Gervonta Davis is speaking out on those who question whether or not he will make weight for his next bout.
Davis is scheduled to put his gold on the line against Leo Santa Cruz on October 24. Davis will also be vying for the WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight Title, which is held by Cruz. The title bout will serve as the headliner for a Showtime Boxing card. The action will take place inside an empty Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
During an appearance on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Davis discussed questions surrounding his weight-cutting and training methods (via Boxing Insider).
“I don’t have a discipline problem. Sometimes as boxers we enjoy ourselves too much for a long period of time. You have to stay on top of your grind. When I don’t make weight its because if I have to lose two pounds then I’ll wait til the last day. I’ll think that I’m just going to lose it easily, but it really doesn’t work like that. When you get down to those last couple of pounds it gets a little harder. It’s never because I haven’t trained the right way or because of my coaches, it’s because of me.”
Davis is coming off a 12th-round TKO victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa to win the WBA (Regular) Lightweight Championship. The title bout was held on December 28, 2019. Davis had previously reigned as the WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight Champion but he vacated the gold in favor of the Gamboa fight.
As for Santa Cruz, his last outing took place on November 23, 2019. He captured the WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Miguel Flores. Being moving up in weight, Santa Cruz as the WBA (Super) Featherweight titleholder. He’s even held the WBC and IBF Bantamweight Titles in the past.