VS
Dec 05 2021
Sunday

Staples Center, California, United States

12 round contest @ Lightweight
25-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 115-113
  • 115-113
  • 116-112
UD 12
22-1-1

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Belts on The Line

Vacant WBA World Lightweight Championship

The tape

27
Age
24
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
62.6" / 159 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOKOTKOTKOKO
Form
UDUDKOMDUD
25
Wins
22
24
By KO
15
96
KO%
68
0
Loses
1
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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The Ring
9
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WBA
9
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
2

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz report


Who won Davis vs Cruz?

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beat Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Sunday, December 5th, 2021, at Staples Center, California.

The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 115-113, 116-112 in favor of winner Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 kg).

This contest was for the vacant WBA lightweight championship of the world.

Also on the undercard Sebastian Fundora was victorious over Sergio Garcia, and Sergiy Derevyanchenko lost to Carlos Adames.

Davis vs Cruz stats

Back in December 2021, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Davis had a large advantage in power over Cruz, boasting a 96% knockout percentage compared to Cruz's 68%.

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was the older man by 3 years, at 27 years old.

Davis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cruz. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fought out of the southpaw stance, while Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz was an orthodox fighter.

Davis was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 years earlier than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 18 fewer professional rounds, totaling 130 compared to Cruz's 148.

Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz was ranked number 9 by the WBA, and 2 by the IBF in the 135lb division.

Davis vs Cruz form

Davis remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Mario Barrios on June 26, 2021, by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Leo Santa Cruz on October 31, 2020, by knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight and WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Yuriorkis Gamboa on December 28, 2019, by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.

Before that, he had defeated Ricardo Nunez on July 27, 2019, by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena, Maryland.

He had won against Hugo Ruiz on February 9, 2019, by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Cruz had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Francisco Vargas on June 19, 2021, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Center, Texas, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Jose Matias Romero on March 13, 2021, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Diego Magdaleno on October 31, 2020, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas.

Before that, he had won against Thomas Mattice on February 14, 2020, by majority decision in their 10 round contest at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.

He had beaten Eleazar Valenzuela on February 16, 2019, by knockout in the 1st round at Plaza de Toros La Coleta, Chiapas, Mexico.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz had been fighting more than Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.

Going into this contest, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis had last fought 5 months and 9 days ago, while Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz's last outing had been 5 months and 16 days ago.

Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 26 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

Cruz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

What time did Davis vs Cruz start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Staples Center, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Davis vs Cruz?

The Showtime PPV show began at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card started at 1:00 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Davis vs Cruz?

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was a 7/100 (-1400) favorite going into the contest, while Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.

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Davis

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Cruz

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Gervonta Davis

Isaac Cruz

108

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