Davis vs Cruz HIGHLIGHTS: December 15, 2021 | PBC on Showtime PPV

Boxing celebrity and five-time world champ Gervonta “Tank” Davis put his boxing talents on exhibit, winning a rousing 12-spherical spherical unanimous decision over the persistent Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz to retain his WBA Lightweight World Title in front of a star-studded, sellout crowd of 15,850 at STAPLES Center live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View.

There was no feeling-out process in the very first. Cruz charged at the protecting champ, pinning him against the straps and screeching away.

“That’s my style. ‘Pitbull’ is constantly going to be on the assault,” stated Cruz. “I think we retained tempo from the beginning to the end.”

Davis discovered his tempo in the second and 3rd, circling the ring and traveling Cruz into shots. In the 4th, Cruz focused his assault on the body, pounding Davis’ ribs.

The 27-year-old Baltimore indigenous turned on the power in the 4th, alternating between the right hook and left cross behind his southpaw position. More penalizing blows came from Davis during the 5th.

“He’s a shorter fighter, so I was throwing down on the top of his head,” stated Davis. “I hit him with my knuckle and messed it up. I hurt my hand in the 6th circular. Even if the enemy is taller or shorter, I have got to get through it. He’s a warrior. Although he did not win, a star was born this night.”

“It was right around the 5th round I saw that his hand was not working correctly,” Cruz noticed.

Davis boxed stunningly in the middle rounds, firing quick shots and pivoting away from the return fire. A right hook in the 8th concisely buzzed Cruz and brought the audience to their feet. But just when it seemed as if the fight was sliding away, Cruz combated fire with fire, landing a flush uppercut moments before the bell.

The 23-year-old Mexican picked up the tempo in the latter rounds, keeping Davis on his toes and pounding away. Davis held his own, fighting back on even terms until the fight’s end.

Naturally, Cruz believed he deserved the victory.

“Viva Mexico. I have nothing to mention, the fans are talking on who won this fight,” he stated.

Following an effective title defense, Davis stated he’s ready for all comers.

“L.A., we did it for Kobe,” stated Davis. “At the start of the fight, he came on strong. I felt as the fight was going, he was breaking down. But I hurt my hand, so I was not able to get him out of there.

“Whatever the finest opportunity is for me, I will do it. All of them people are simple work. I am the top dog.”

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