Leo Santa Cruz is facing the most important fight of his career. The World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight and Super Featherweight Super Champion will face Gervonta Davis, the WBA Lightweight Champion, on October 31st, in a bout where the 130 and 135-pound belts will be at stake.
The Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, will host one of the most anticipated bouts of the year and, in the days leading up to it, Santa Cruz held an online open workout session in which he did some basic exercises and spoke to the press and fans who connected via YouTube for Showtime.
“I’m looking forward to being the featured PPV event. We are going to put everything on the line and offer a great show for the fans”, said the Mexican.
The specialists see an even fight with certain advantages in favor of Davis, a situation that Santa Cruz is aware of and uses as motivation.
“People think I’m the smaller guy, but I asked for this fight for a reason. I’m ready to prove everyone wrong”, said Santa Cruz, who could make history by becoming champion of three different divisions at once.
“People thought I didn’t want to fight big names or challenging opponents, so who’s better to fight than Gervonta Davis? He has great skills and great power. I’m going to show everyone that I’m not afraid of anyone”, he continued.
Santa Cruz highlighted what he thinks he has in his favor to win the fight, and also warned what he expects will happen in the ring: “Gervonta doesn’t have the experience I have. I have to be attentive during the first rounds and be careful. In the end, I know I have to do everything I can to win the fight”.
Finally, the 32-year-old man spoke about the benefits of fighting with an audience in the ring. The fight, officially scheduled for October 24th at first, was postponed and moved to San Antonio with the intention of having fans in the stadium.
“Listening to the fans in the crowd lifts me up. It’s an additional motivation. They are the ones who put me in this position. I’m preparing hard to give everyone their money’s worth. I’m going to take the chance”, said “El Terremoto”.