Watch Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santo Cruz full fight video highlights from the Davis vs. Santa Cruz event above, courtesy of DAZN.
Davis vs. Santo Cruz took place Oct. 31 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Gervonta Davis and Leo Santo Cruz collided in a title fight in the night’s main event, which aired live on Showtime. Catch more video highlights below.
Davis retained the WBA lightweight title and won the WBA super featherweight title.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) November 1, 2020
Main event time. @leosantacruz2 makes his way to the ring.
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Check out Conor McGregor’s reaction below.
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
For more on Davis vs. Santo Cruz, check out live blog from Bad Left Hook.
Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz
Round 1: Davis comes out to center ring and takes a strong posture. Jab comes from Davis who pushes Santa Cruz back. Uppercut from Davis lands already. Right hand from Santa Cruz makes contact. Davis tries another coutner uppercut but doesn’t land it as well. Santa Cruz throws a quick combination and catches Davis with the last shot. Three shots from Santa Cruz lands but Davis comes right back and lands a hard counter to the body. Santa Cruz is bleeding already. Davis lands a straight left between Santa Cruz’s guard. Davis comes forward and takes a jab from Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz on the back foot now, looking for counter opportunites. Charge from Santa Cruz puts Davis on his ass but the referee rules it a slip! Santa Cruz throws a combination that mostly doesn’t land. I’m going to edge this first round to Davis since that wasn’t ruled a knockdown, he did more damage. Davis 10-9.
Round 2: Santa Cruz stalks forward slowly and throws a right hook that partially lands on Davis. Santa Cruz throws a combination that mostly misses. Uppercut from Davis lands. Davis steps back as he tries to walk Santa Cruz into something big. Jab lands for Santa Cruz. Davis misses on a couple of counters that fall short. Now Davis slams Santa Cruz to the canvas and gets a warning from the referee. Santa Cruz walks forward and Davis throws a left hand but Santa Cruz responds with a flurry of punches that don’t land all that clean but make an impression. Straight left lands for Davis. Good round for Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz 10-9, 19-19.
Round 3: Davis falls short on a jab. Santa Cruz stalks forward but isn’t being reckless with his offense which is working in his favor. Davis in the corner and Santa Cruz measures with a jab but Davis lands a uppercut. Left hand lands upstairs for Santa Cruz with Davis along the ropes. Right hand from Santa Cruz misses and Davis pivots out the corner. Davis falls short on two jabs to the body. Davis misses on a jab but ducks a couple counters for Santa Cruz. Davis starts pressing forward not and lands a left hand upstairs, then one to the body. Hard left to the body lands again for Davis. Jab lands for Davis again. Santa Cruz lands a counter uppercut to the body. Close round, I’m going to ever so slightly edge this one to Davis. Davis 10-9.
Round 4: Davis jabs but has it blocked. Santa Cruz misses on a few of his own jabs. Both fighters end up in a clinch at center ring. Santa Cruz lands a good hook to the body. Davis comes back and misses on an uppercut. Uppercut and hook lands well for Davis. Both fighters trade and both land on one another! Santa Cruz is trading with Santa Cruz right in the pocket and is standing his ground pretty well so far. Left to the body lands well for Davis, Santa Cruz comes back with a jab. Another body shot lands for Davis but the referee warns them they strayed low. Davis comes forward and Santa Cruz tries to meet him with a couple of punches. Left to the body lands for Davis. Jab lands downstairs for Davis this time. Santa Cruz is holding up better than I thought but I think Davis’ power shots were the difference in this round. Davis 10-9, 39-37.
Round 5: Davis stands center ring and Santa Cruz throws a combination that doesn’t land as Davis steps out of range. Lead right makes partial contact for Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz misses on two shots as Davis moves laterally along the ropes. Left lands to the body again for Davis. Now Santa Cruz lands a right hand to the body. Davis comes back with a hard left right to the gut that which follows two jabs. Santa Cruz eats a jab upstairs. Right hand lead lands for Santa Cruz this time. Left to the body scores again for Davis. Santa Cruz throws an ineffective combination that Davis is able to duck. Good round for Davis, I think. Davis 10-9.
Round 6: Santa Cruz’s corner tells him to get past this round and Davis will gas out in the second half. Good right to the body lands for Santa Cruz, then another, then another! Right and left to the body lands for Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz throws a bunch more punches and makes some contact. Davis tries to step through Santa Cruz’s offense and both fighters trade body shots. Santa Cruz lands a right hand lead. Davis foe to the body and the referee says it lands low and Santa Cruz gets some time to recover. Davis claims Santa Cruz is holding him down, forcing the punches to go low. Right hook lands for Santa Cruz. Davis tries to come forward with some big power shots and lands a couple! Santa Cruz comes back and Santa Cruz gets rocked by a big uppercut by Davis! It’s over, Santa Cruz is down and out cold! SIck one-punch KO! Davis KO-6.