What is Gervonta Davis Planning After Leo Santa Cruz Fight?
Gervonta Davis has big plans if he can get past Leo Santa Cruz.
Davis vs. Santa Cruz is scheduled for October 24. Davis will put his WBA (Regular) Lightweight Championship on the line, while Santa Cruz will have his WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight Title up for grabs. The event will receive top billing on a Showtime Sports pay-per-view.
During an appearance on the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Davis said that a clash with 22-year-old sensation Ryan Garcia could be in his future (via Bad Left Hook).
“Ryan Garica because for one Ryan Garica is picking up a good crowd. He’s like an Oscar (De La Hoya) coming up, not as big as Oscar but he has a crowd. It’s good when you have somebody who has people behind him and you know where you’re trying to go, it’s good to bring that together.”
Davis took things one step further, teasing a massive showdown with Vasiliy Lomachenko in the future.
“If we get past the few guys we have ahead of us because we can’t look past the opponents we have in front of us, then we can make it rock. I think it’s time, if not next year then the beginning of 2022 we can make it happen.”
As it stands now, Davis has been perfect in his pro boxing career. He’s amassed a record of 23-0 with 22 knockouts to his credit. Santa Cruz has just one defeat in his career and that was a majority decision against Carl Frampton. Santa Cruz avenged that loss in the rematch. Santa Cruz’s record is 37-1-1.
Davis has taken concerns over his weight-cutting and training methods going into the fight in stride. “Tank” insists that he’s always taken the proper measures to ensure that he makes weight on fight night. He doesn’t foresee any issues ahead of the Santa Cruz fight.