Gervonta Davis squared off with Leo Santa Cruz in front of nine thousand fans at San Antonio’s Alamodome yesterday evening.
The highly anticipated super-featherweight bout served as the headliner of Saturday’s Showtime PPV event and did not disappoint. Davis and Cruz went back and forth for the first five rounds in a seemingly competitive matchup. However, in round six Gervonta was able to find a home for a wicked left uppercut that sent his Mexican opponent crashing to the canvas in a state of unconsciousness.
Gervonta Davis catches a knockout in the 6th round against Leo Santa Cruz 😳🤯 pic.twitter.com/On6C73HV8k
— 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2BIog) November 1, 2020
Davis captured the WBA super featherweight title with the win, adding to his existing WBA lightweight title.
Sat his ass down damn
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) November 1, 2020
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) November 1, 2020
GAH DAMN! Tank Tank
— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) November 1, 2020
OMG that was nasty‼️
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) November 1, 2020
That left uppercut was flying from Round ONE! Tank was bound to catch em. What a punch! What a KNOCKOUT! Tank a BEAST!!
— Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) November 1, 2020
That’s a bad boy, both guys @Gervontaa and @leosantacruz2 came in great shape. But Davis had to many dimensions SPEED, POWER, SHARPNESS, HE BOXED, HE CAN WALKED U DOWN WITH POWER smh it was to much…. Prayers up on Leo being able to walk out of the ring after that shot..
— Andre Berto (@AndreBerto) November 1, 2020
More reactions to Gervonta Davis’ sensational KO of Leo Santa Cruz:
You’re outta your mind if you think that makes me waiver! It’s my turn next and then it’s on!!! LETS GOO 🥊🥊
— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) November 1, 2020
I'm no hater good fucking fight Tank you was sharp
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) November 1, 2020
— Badou Jack (@BadouJack) November 1, 2020
My lord! What a vicious uppercut that was. Praying for the health and safety of Santa Cruz there. The young man “Tank” Davis has some serious venom in that back hand shot. Incredible!@ProperWhiskey fight night 🥊
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 1, 2020
Who would you like to see Gervonta Davis fight next following his destruction of Leo Santa Cruz at last night’s Showtime PPV event? Share your thoughts in the comments section PENN Nation!
This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on November 1, 2020