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Gervonta Davis next fight following Leo Santa Cruz knockout is revealed, after a conversation with our good friends of PBC and Showtime Boxing. Saturday night, PBC and Showtime took over the Alamodome in San Antonio for their major Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz bout.
This marked Tank’s first fight in nearly a year, as he captured the WBA (Super) super featherweight title. Surprisingly, judges and the ringside crew had Davis up in points, considering we didn’t feel he had a clear-cut edge over Santa Cruz. However, by the sixth round, he had to go for the kill, which would’ve been the only way for him to win clearly.
That led to the uppercut from hell, and had Leo knocked out for minutes before he regained consciousness. Following the fight, Tank said that he had no problem staying in the 130lb weight class; but confirm it was hard to drop weight for the fight. This was arguably the best shape we’ve ever seen Davis in, and he had to be if he wanted to win this fight.
Following the match, we received an anonymous call about Tank’s next plans and what Mayweather Promotions has in store. Well, the plan is to have Davis move back up in weight and fight veteran Jamel Herring next. Over the past few weeks, Jamel hasn’t been cleared to publicly train, because he keeps testing positive for COVID-19.
This has delayed negotiations, as he’ll likely be cleared before December to start preparing for the showdown. Herring had a fight back in September, where he won against Jonathan Oquendo via disqualification. The goal is for Davis is unify WBO junior lightweight title with his belts at 140, which is a sign he won’t drop down to 130 for a while.
For those of you wondering, a fight with Ryan García, Teófimo López or Devin Haney has not been discussed by Mayweather Promotions.