Gervonta Davis has his sights set on extending his undefeated record again this year following his stunning win over Mario Barrios.
The WBA super-lightweight world champion, who also holds lesser WBA ‘regular’ belts in two other divisions, made headlines around the world by knocking out El Azteca back in June.
Davis jumped up from 130lbs to 140lbs and overcame early adversity to stop his American compatriot in dramatic fashion.
This win was shown on PPV in America and was staged by Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions and Al Haymon’s PBC.
‘Money’ revealed afterwards that Davis is set to keep fighting ‘in-house’ opponents moving forwards, rather than cross-promotional bouts.
Mayweather said at the post-fight press conference when ‘Tank’ was asked about his next fight: “His team are gonna take care of that.
“Our thing is this, we work smarter, not harder. So we keep everything in-house. Mayweather Promotions/PBC, we’re all one family.
“We’re not gonna go away and make another company great.
“We’ve got plenty at 140lbs, 135lbs, 130lbs. We’re gonna continue to fight the fighters that we’ve got to fight.”
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Davis will step back into the ring on December 5 to take on Isaac Cruz.
He was originally set to fight Rolando Romero before ‘Rolly’ was forced out of the bout amid several sexual assault allegations.
Davis’ new opponent Cruz (22-1-1, 15 KO), has not lost a fight since February 2016, which was an eight-round decision in just his sixth professional bout.
‘Pitbull’ has since bounced back to undergo an 18-fight unbeaten streak that includes his current 11 consecutive win record.
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“I respect Isaac Cruz for stepping up and taking the fight, but everyone knows what I do,” Davis said in a press release.
“I come in looking for the knockout and that’s exactly what I’m going to do in this fight.
“I’m back in Los Angeles where the stars shine and I’m going to light it up against Isaac Cruz at Staples Center on Dec. 5.”
“First I want to thank Gervonta Davis and his team for this opportunity – an opportunity I won’t let get past me,” Cruz said.
“God willing I’ll be world champion on Dec. 5. This fight is a very big motivation for me as a professional and as a personal goal. I’m sure after Dec. 5 everyone in boxing will know the name Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz.”