Monthly Archives: October 2020

PHOTOS: Gervonta Davis Stops a Brave Leo Santa Cruz in Six Rounds

Gervonta Davis stopped Leo Santa Cruz in six rounds on Saturday night (Photos: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Oct. 31, Gervonta “Tank” Davis delivered a Knockout of the Year candidate over four-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz in the main event of a SHOWTIME pay per view card from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

Davis (24-0, 23 KO’s) retained his WBA lightweight title and also picked up the WBA junior lightweight title that Santa Cruz (37-2-1, 19 KO’s) held. This marked the first major boxing event with fans in attendance since COVID-19 slowed down the sport, as their was an estimated crowd of 9,024 in attendance.

PHOTOS: Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz Make Weight Ahead of SHOWTIME Pay Per View

Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz fight Saturday night (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis will face off with four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz on SHOWTIME pay per view. The fight will take place from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, as part of a Premier Boxing Champions event.

Davis will face Santa Cruz, with the WBA lightweight and WBA junior lightweight titles on the line. At Friday’s weigh-in, Davis hit the scales at 129.75 pounds while Santa Cruz came in at 129.5 pounds.

PHOTOS: Naoya Inoue and Jason Moloney Face off Ahead of ESPN+ Showdown

Naoya Inoue and Jason Maloney face off (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Naoya “Monster” Inoue, the three-weight world champion from Japan, will defend his IBF and WBA bantamweight world titles against Australia’s Jason Moloney. The fight will air on ESPN+, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.

This will be Inoue’s first bout since his 2019 Fight of the Year victory last November against Nonito Donaire.

PHOTOS: Teofimo Lopez Upsets Vasiliy Lomachenko in Style in Las Vegas

Teofimo Lopez was in rare form on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Teofimo Lopez upset Vasiliy Lomachenko by unanimous decision in a career-defining and star-making performance Saturday evening from the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) won by margins of 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112 after 12 rounds of calculated action. And with the commanding victory, the 23-year old now holds the IBF/WBA/WBO titles at 135 pounds.

PHOTOS: Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez Face Off in Las Vegas

Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez face off on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Teofimo Lopez and Vasiliy Lomachenko are ready for Saturday night.

The two champions faced off on Friday, as each weighed in at the lightweight limit of 135 pounds. Lopez (15-0, 12 KO’s) is the IBF champion of the world, while Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO’s) holds the WBA and WBO titles. The fight will be taking place in Las Vegas, without a paying crowd.