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Davis ready for Halloween fight: 'It's going to get real spooky'

Baltimore's Gervonta Davis faces Leo Santa Cruz on October 31 in San Antonio
Posted at 3:10 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 17:33:14-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore City’s own Gervonta ’Tank’ Davis is ready to fight for the WBA Super Featherweight and WBA Lightweight Championships.

"I feel amazing. I feel way better getting closer to the fight," he said from his training facility in Las Vegas.

Davis will face four-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz on October 31 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

"(I'm) ready to put on a great performance in front of fans. I’m excited," said Davis. "I can’t wait to see the beautiful people in the crowd."

This is billed as the first major boxing event in the country with fans during the pandemic.

"It’s very special to be able to do it in front of the fans," said Davis. "That’s what we do it for. We do it for the fans."

The undefeated three-time world champ, Davis, does it for Baltimore as well. But in training for this fight the 25-year-old southpaw had to move his camp from his hometown to Vegas because of COVID-19 regulations in Baltimore. He said the move has worked out well and he is confident about his chances in the 130 lb. fight.

"Make the weight first and go out there and do what I do best and that’s put on a great performance," said Davis. "Whatever mistakes [Santa Cruz] brings, capitalize on the mistakes. If he makes too many mistakes it’s going to be an early night."

Are people tuning in on Halloween going to get a trick or a treat from Davis?

"Both. Definitely going to be both," he answered with a smile. "I can’t wait. Definitely going to be a trick for sure. It’s going to get real spooky."

The fight is slated for the main event at 9:00 p.m., October 31, on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

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