Five-time world champion Gervonta Davis and Isaac Cruz will square off Sunday night live on Showtime pay-per-view.
The event also features Sergio Garcia against Sebastian Fundora in a WBC super welterweight title eliminator from Los Angeles.
Davis and Cruz met with members of the media ahead of their fight inside the Staples Center earlier this week.
“Everyone says he’s going to come forward, but that’s easier said than done. If he does, we’ll give the fans an exciting fight. We know that’s his game plan. I just have to be smart, do what I do best and put on a perfect performance,” Davis said.
“Just make sure you tune into this fight. This is going to be a good one. I’ve been training 13 weeks for this, so I’m going to be ready and well prepared.
While most big-time boxing events are on Saturday night, Davis is excited to have the Sunday spotlight.
“It’s amazing to be fighting on Sunday. You have football during the day and boxing at night. I have a lot of young fans that watch me and I think this is going to be a great show,” he said. “I’m excited to be in Los Angeles. I was made for this stage and I can’t wait to put on a great performance Sunday.
Cruz, meanwhile, is ready to play the role of spoiler to the Floyd Mayweather protege.
“We are extremely motivated for this fight. We have been training really hard and we’ve put in the maximum effort day after day. This Sunday, we’re going to be ready for the challenge,” he said. “We have been preparing the best way that we can. We are going to fight smart. We’re going to stay within our style and then go forward with the best strategy to win the title.
“Gervonta is a great champion and if he said that I’m a tougher fight than Rolando Romero, then there is a reason for that. He knows that I’m a better fighter than Romero because he saw me fight in San Antonio. There is a reason for his comments.