Gervonta Davis defends his WBA lightweight title against Isaac Cruz this December.
The two recently held a press conference to discuss their fight.
Davis and Cruz headline the December 5 card from Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event airs live on Showtime pay-per-view.
This marks the third consecutive pay-per-view event Davis will headline as the unbeaten five-time champion continues his climb.
“I’m happy and excited to be in this position, I’ve been working hard getting ready for this new opponent. I know Cruz is going to come to fight. The fans are going to be the winners in this fight, because we’re both coming in prepared to be at our best. I’m ready to put on a great show on December 5,” Davis said. “Anything can happen in boxing, so I just try to stay on task. I’m always ready to step up to any challenge thrown my way and get the job done.
“This is a more interesting fight now, because we both come forward. This is going to be something great for the fans and another exciting night for the sport of boxing. May the best man win. We’re both coming with our ‘A’ games.”
Cruz is ranked No. 2 by the IBF at lightweight and fights out of Mexico City.
“December 5 is going to be a great fight. I’m ready to shock the world and become the next star in the pantheon of Mexican boxing champions,” Cruz said. “We are not overconfident in any way, but Gervonta has not fought anyone with my style and with my characteristics. We’re working really hard to make sure my style will work the best that it can on December 5.
“The real winner of this fight is going to be the fans. ‘Pitbull’ and ‘Tank’ are going to crash into each other and people will be on the edge of their seats.