Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is unconcerned about the weight penalty attached to his October 24 fight against Leo Santa Cruz. Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) has already started his 12-week training camp for the war, and he’s not going to come in over the 130-pound limit for the fight.
Davis typically trains for only eight weeks for his matches, and it’s a struggle for him to lose the last couple of pounds days before his fights. But this time, Tank, 25, is giving himself an extra four weeks to get down to 130 by extending his training camp an additional four weeks.
Gervonta is well aware that Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) will be pressing him to wear him down in the later rounds, but he sees that as something that won’t happen.
Davis says that once Santa Cruz feels his power in the first couple of rounds, he’ll give up on the idea of pressuring him.
He might elect to survive the way Yuriorkis Gamboa did against Davis last December in Atlanta, Georgia. Gamboa wasn’t try ing to win after he was knocked down in round two and injured his Achilles.
Noel Galang – Kamao TV