Gervonta Davis is one of boxing’s top stars, and he returns this Saturday night on Showtime’s pay-per-view. However, he will not be facing his original opponent Rolando Romero. ‘Rolly’ was withdrawn due to legal issues. In his place, the Mayweather Promotions standout boxer will face Mexican bruiser Isaac Cruz.
Davis’ WBA (regular) lightweight title is on the line. With George Kambosos recent victory over Teofimo Lopez, the lightweight landscape has been turned upside down. The winner between Davis and Cruz could challenge Kambosos for the unified 135 title. The stakes are high on Saturday.
Let’s take a look at what we can expect this weekend.
Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz: Prediction.
While the original showdown with Rolando Romero was a bit of a mismatch, this WBA (regular) title fight may be even worse. As mentioned above, Cruz is an extremely tough guy and his grit is something to be respected.
However, this fight will likely end in disaster. It’s also confusing that this card is on pay-per-view, and even crazier that it airs on a Sunday. It’s almost as if Showtime wants this fight to fail, or regrets their decision to put it on in the first place.
The only way this fight ends is by KO of Gervonta Davis. Cruz will likely show heart and put on an entertaining show, but the show is likely to be short and painful.