Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz are just a couple of days away from fighting for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Featherweight Super Championship and Lightweight Championship. Expectations are growing in San Antonio and the final pre-fight press conference was held on Thursday, where both spoke about what they expect from the fight.
Davis knows what is at stake and that two belts against a renowned rival like the Mexican boxer can mean a boost to his already outstanding career.
“There are two days left. Two titles. The winner takes it all. I’m ready, I’m anxious. I’m hungry to be great,” said Gervonta.
“I’m well prepared, happy and grateful. Saturday is going to be explosive. I want everyone to know that I’m the baddest man in the sport. I’m that guy,” said Davis.
One of the doubts that always arise regarding Davis is his ability to make the weight. However, he said that this time he has had a great preparation and asked the press to be aware of what will happen this Friday at the weigh-in ceremony.
“My team and I decided to move my camp to Las Vegas to have a perfect camp. We know that Leo will come with blows and I’m going to arrive explosive,” he said. Regarding the scale, he said that “the weight is great. Let’s wait until tomorrow,” with a smile on his face.
For his part, Santa Cruz also spoke about the importance of the fight and what it means to him.
“I am living my dream. I knew it was hard to be a PPV fighter and I never thought I’d accomplish it. I thought it was like winning the lottery. But thanks to the fans, I’m here where I’m at,” said a grateful Leo.
The “Famous Earthquake” highlighted his motivation to fight Gervonta in such a special fight: “I wanted a hard fight, a fight that would challenge me. That’s why we asked Gervonta. I know that we will give a great fight for the fans and I hope that we both come out of the ring well and that the best one wins”.
Santa Cruz owns the WBA Super Championship in the 130-pound category, while Davis is champion of the 135-pound category. The winner takes all, and a very interesting fight is expected from these two warriors.
This Friday, the weigh-in ceremony will take place, in which both boxers must be within the 130-pound limit to be ready to face each other this Saturday night.