Davis vs Santa Cruz fight week is upon us.
As expected everyone in boxing is having their say on how they think the fight will go.
In many ways it is the acid test in the young career of Gervonta Davis thus far.
Mexican boxing great Leo Santa Cruz will be looking at this as an opportunity to catapult himself back into the big time.
Davis needs to show that he’s the real deal at this level in the fight game.
All in all just good old quality match making here.
It really is.
Welterweight star Keith Thurman knows a thing or two about big fights.
On this one he told EsNews the following:
“I’m not sure exactly. You know Leo the way he likes to throw a lot pf punches and everything. Gervonta has power you know so he might have to pick his spots or maybe if he’s staying in the pocket too long he might run into some trouble. People thought Gervonta had some conditioning issues so if he brings that into the ring against a Leo then Leo might be able to steam roll him with all those punches and make it an easy, well an easier night of it. Being in the ring with Davis no matter what should not be an easy night, still a very skillful individual.”
On his pick he said:
“From my history and what I was brought up in the game we always lean towards power. We like to support power. So I would give Davis the advantage in the fight but I can see it being competitive and one that fans will really enjoy.”
Interesting stuff from Thurman.
The fight will be live on Showtime pay per view this Saturday night.
Time will tell how pay per views continue to do in American boxing given the current economic and cultural climate in the country at present.
ESPN and Top Rank showed recently the huge power of taking big fights off of pay per view in terms of numbers they do.
The rest of 2020 should be an interesting barometer in this respect.
What a fight on Saturday night though. Roll on.