Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz: How to live stream, time, venue, where to watch and all pre-buzz around unification bout
In Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz, there are two exciting fighters with a no-holds-barred mindset who will battle it out for WBA Super Featherweight and WBA Lightweight Championships. It's power vs endurance on Saturday (October 31) at the Alamodome. The duo face each other in a 12-round bout where a limited 11,500-odd crowd is slated to show up while maintaining social distancing protocols to witness the battle.
Davis has been looked at as the next big thing in the world of boxing. In Cruz, he will fight an opponent whose jabbing is that of a rock-solid hammer and will be bringing in the heat with his endurance-based mindset. Here's a quick primer ahead of the fight:
The bout is slated to start at 9 pm ET on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
The sluggers will square off at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas.
Where to watch?
The fight can be watched live on Showtime PPV.
How to live stream?
Showtime PPV will be live streaming the fight. For those in the US with a Showtime subscription, this fight can be easily accessed as it is strictly locked behind a Pay-Per-View option. The subscription costs $74.99. Users can also avail a 30-day free trial followed by a monthly charge of $10.99.
Pre-buzz around the fight
While Santa Cruz has more bouts than Davis, the latter boasts of an unbeaten record. The numbers 23-0-0 are proof he cannot be taken lightly and Cruz with 37-1-1 will be aware. Both fighters also have contrasting KO percentages coming into the fight. Cruz has 48.72% with 19 KOs while Davis boasts of 22 KOs with a whopping 95.65%. The bout will put at stake the WBA Lightweight belt held by Davis, in addition to the Featherweight Super Championship held by Santa Cruz, according to the WBA site.
Cruz, ahead of the fight seems to have a plan already. "Tank Davis is strong in the first five rounds. I know he's also dangerous in every round, but I think the more dangerous rounds will be 1-6 where he will have the most power," he said, according to a CBS Sports report. "But if I see him gassing out, I am going to pressure him and make him tired."
Davis wasn't shy of putting it out there either. "I think that Leo is going to bring the best out of me," he said. "We just have to wait and see. I have been working hard each and every day sparring bigger and smaller guys just to prepare myself all around the board for Leo. We know he is coming to fight. I don't know how much [of my power] he will be able to take until we get in there."
Who will win?
CBS' Brian Campell reckons the fight will be decided on how Santa Cruz fares in the first five rounds. With a relatively better height, he would look to maximize his reach and take the fight to Davis so as to press the advantage. With Davis generally known to slow down as the rounds go by, his work rate could come into play. That said, he will be looking to steamroll Cruz early on with the explosive combinations he has up his sleeve.
Prediction sites rule in favor of Davis for now. Only time will tell how that pans out.