Gervonta “Tank” Davis is back in action as he faces Isaac Cruz in a lightweight showdown Sunday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. He’s aiming to collect his 24th knockout in 25 fights.
Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) last fought in June when he stopped Mario Barrios in a 140-pound contest. He was originally set to face Rolando Romero on Sunday, but sexual assault allegations against Romero forced him out of the fight. Cruz stepped in for Romero.
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Cruz (22-1-1, 15 KOs) is unbeaten over the past five years with victories over the likes of Francisco Vargas and Diego Magdaleno. He is known for bringing the fight to his opponents, but will he be able to withstand Davis’ massive power?
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Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz live fight updates, highlights
(All times Eastern)
10:08 p.m.: The co-main event is up next as the 6’5″ junior middleweight Sebastian Fundora (17-0-1, 12 KOs) is back in action against Sergio Garcia. Fundora is looking for his fourth consecutive knockout after finishing Jorge Cota in the fourth round back in May. Garcia is unbeaten with a record of 33-0 with 14 KOs. But he’s never faced anything like Fundora.
9:55 p.m.: Carlos Adames def. Sergey Derevyanchenko via majority decision. Scores were 97-93, 96-94 95-95
9:51 p.m.: An all-action fight between Derevyanchenko and Adames heads to the scorecards. It certainly looks like Adames will edge this one out but it was a great showing by both fighters.
9:43 p.m.: Derevyanchenko has pulled back into a close fight as we enter the final two rounds. Both fighters are winging big power shots and landing. Neither has really backed off and it’ll be interesting to see how the judges score it. Feels like Adames should be ahead but Derevyanchenko continues to come forward and land big punches. Heck of a fight.
9:27 p.m.: The fight between Adames and Derevyanchenko has picked up pretty quickly through four rounds. After a tedious first round, Adames buzzed Derevyanchenko in the second frame and they both exchanged heavy leather. Adames has done well for himself by using angles to land his big power punches. Derevyanchenko is certainly in the fight and has landed some combinations of his own.
9:08 p.m.: Up next is an important middleweight title between Carlos Adames and Sergiy Derevyanchenko. This will certainly be Adames most difficult test to date as Derevyanchenko has been in the ring with the likes of Gennadiy Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs and Jermall Charlo.
9:00 p.m.: It was a pretty one-sided outing by Eduardo Ramirez, who dominated Miguel Marriaga from the outside. After a slow first round, Ramirez outworked his opponent and dropped him with a chopping left hand in the third round to take the fight easily with scores of 99-90, 99-90 and 99-90.
8:15 p.m.: We’re kicking things off with a featherweight bout between Eduardo Ramirez and Miguel Marriaga. Ramirez is looking to collect his fourth consecutive victory while Marriaga is coming off of a TKO victory over Jorge Jimenez after losing a decision to Joet Gonzalez.
Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz start time
- Main card: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
- Main event (approx.): 11 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. PT
The main card is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with the main event scheduled for approximately 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT). These timings are subject to change depending on the length of the undercard fights.
How to watch Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz
- U.S.: Showtime PPV ($74.99)
- UK: Fite
The fight will be broadcast on Showtime PPV for $74.99 in the U.S. International rights have been picked up by streaming service Fite, which is how fans in the UK can order the show.
Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz fight card
- Gervonta “Tank” Davis vs. Isaac Cruz; lightweights
- Sebastian Fundora vs. Sergio Garcia; super welterweights
- Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs. Carlos Adames; middleweights
- Eduardo Ramirez vs. Miguel Marriaga; featherweights