Gervonta “Tank” Davis remains unbeaten with unanimous decision victory over Mexican Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz – CVBJ


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ANGELS (December 5, 2021) – The five-time world champion and boxing superstar Gervonta “Tank” Davis he dazzled with his boxing skills and won by unanimous decision against the Mexican Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz retain their world lightweight title in the AMB In front of a STAPLES Center sold out and starred among the 15,850 fans who said they were present at the SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View, an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

The cards read scores of 116-112 and 115-113, all in Davis’ favor.

The atmosphere inside the stadium was electric with several stars from the NBA present and past in the stands, including Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Kawhi Leonard, Dwight Howard, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, among others.

Davis entered the ring accompanied by a music superstar like rapper Bully and dressed in the colors of the Lakers and shorts bearing the numbers “8” and “24” on each side in posthumous tribute to Kobe Bryant. Cruz, for his part, celebrated being Mexican with a group of mariachis behind him as he made his way to the ring. .

There was nothing to study the rival in the first round, since to cross He went in search of the world champion and started beating him after he got him stuck against the corner.

” It’s my style. Pitbull will always come out to attack ”, noted To cross. “I think we set the pace from start to finish. If people want revenge, we will accept it “

Davis found his rhythm in laps two and three, prowling the ring and punishing To cross, who focused his attacks on his rival’s body in the fourth hitting the ribs of Davis.

Davis, the native of Baltimore The 27-year-old increased his strength in this episode by alternating his right hook with his crossed lefties behind his left-handed pose. This remained the case in the fifth round.

“(Cruz) is shorter than me, so I hit him on the head and it hurt my fist in the sixth round.”Explain To cross. “It doesn’t matter if my opponent is shorter or taller than me, I have to beat him. “He’s a warrior, and today a star was born beyond the fact that he didn’t win tonight.”

To cross, for his part, he observed that “Davis’ right hand wasn’t fair in the fifth round.”

Davis gave the chair from the sixth to the ninth round with quick punches and avoiding the counterattacks of his rival. A right hook in the eighth briefly passed to cross and put the audience on their feet. to cross He reacted when the fight seemed to pull away and landed an outright uppercut seconds before the bell rang.

The 23-year-old Mexican was even more aggressive in the finals, but Davis He held on to the end. Naturally, to cross believed he deserved the victory.

“Long live Mexico. I have nothing to say. The fans have already proclaimed who won the fight ”, exclaimed to cross.

Davis has successfully defended his crown and is ready for anyone who wants to challenge him.

“LA, we did it for Kobe”, noted Davis. “He came out to fight aggressively, then I felt like he was going to disarm as the fight progressed, but I hurt my hand and couldn’t knock him out.

“I am the best of all. All the others are easy. I will fight against whoever gives me the best opportunity ”-

A dynamic co-main event presented Sebastian “La Tour Infernale” Fundora take another step towards the possibility of fighting for a world title by winning by unanimous decision against the previously undefeated Sergio Garcia in an elimination bout for the WBC Super Welterweight title.

The final cards were 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113 in favor of Fundora.

Fundora was quick to establish his dominance in the first round, pushing back the lead of his Spanish rival with a powerful left foot. The first laps were even and Garcia made Fundora bleed from the nose in the fifth lap.

FundoraThe 23-year-old found his distance in the sixth round with his jab and using his 98-foot-tall, over 6-foot-long arms to hold on. Garcia Far from him.

“I was enjoying my distance a lot more. I wanted to show you something other than what you’re used to. There is no doubt that the height was what made the difference in this fight ”, Fundora has given its opinion.

Garcia He couldn’t land many punches in the second half of the fight except for a few moments in the final round when the two traded punches.

“Maybe things would have been different if I had been more aggressive from the start and walked away a bit without getting carried away with what he was doing”, noted Garcia.

Fundora believes he is ready to fight for a world title.

“We have just beaten the n ° 2 of the WBC, So we are left with the number one and the champion. We are ready for whoever comes.

Carlos adames (21-1.16 KOs) overcame a big challenge and won against the former world title contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-4, 10 KOs) by majority decision after 10 rounds. One judge had the bout tied 95-95, while the other two gave scores of 96-94 and 97-93 respectively.

Both fighters had their moments of glory, but Adames was the one that shone the most of the two in the key moments.

“It means a lot to my career and it’s a great achievement, given the caliber of my rival tonight.” noted Adames, who was born in Dominican Republic and he trains in the neighborhood of Washington Heights to new York.

“It was a good experience. I’m an aggressive and quick boxer inside the ring and went out to fight doing my thing. He came in slowly, seeing what was going to happen in the first few laps, and he just had the wrong strategy. He was a little exhausted, received a lot of violent blows from me. How could you see that I hurt him so badly “.

Adames started the fight with a left hand and used his agility to land a good left-handed uppercut as Derevyanchenko came in close, then another right-handed left foot at the end of that same lap.

Adames controlled the action in the second round, landing punches from a distance. “The Tacticist” he was not far away and raped Adames with a short forehand.

Adames switched to an Orthodox profile in the third round, but remained just as effective, canceling out the onslaught of Derevyanchenko with a quick jab and precise counter attacks. A crossed right hand made Derevyanchenko tremble, but the Ukrainian recovered and was cheered by the crowd.

The fight was a two-way street. Derevyanchenko outmoded Adames with his constant punches, but the Dominican kept his tireless opponent at bay with his speed, power, astute head movements and boxing intelligence.

The final rounds were more or less the same. Derevyanchenko He never stopped facing, but Adames always had the answer.

“I expect my opponent to fight with the same fighting style. It was nothing special for me, just high quality fighting,” noted Derevyanchenko.

“The difference in the fight is that he remained left-handed. I don’t know what I’ll do after this. I’m going to rest and then go back to the gym, because I love boxing and I love the show. “

Adames, for her part, wants ” Go to the next stage “. “I’m dominant at 154 and 160 pounds. I will go where they give me a chance ”.

“I dedicate it to God, to my mother and to my manager. Thank you Santo Domingo for your support! ”.

The inaugural fight of PPV SHOWTIME saw the super feather competitor Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramirez (26-2-3, 12 KOs) at their peak and winning by unanimous decision after 10 rounds against the former world title contender Miguel Marriaga.

“I would like to thank the fans, SHOWTIME and the Montiel family for their support”, noted Ramírez.

“Marriaga was a tough opponent, but I managed to dominate the fight.”

Marriaga (30-5, 26 KOs) was the aggressor throughout the fight, especially in a first round where he managed to corner Ramirez with varied combinations. Ramirez, for his part, he adapted to the circumstances with a precise jab. So a right hook followed by another left foot shot sent Marriaga to the mat in the third inning.

“We started off really well, but then it picked up. Anyway, we are satisfied with the work we have done ”, nodded Marriaga. “We were short of bones, but we gave a big effort before a great opportunity which we unfortunately did not know how to take full advantage”.

The “Zurdito” dominated in this third round, punishing Marriaga with his varied arsenal of blows to the head and body. Final Punch Stats had Ramírez landing 280 of his 762 shots (36.7%) against 159 of 689 for Marriaga (21.3%).

“Now I will relax and enjoy the family vacation”, noted Ramirez. ” Its important to me. Then hopefully 2022 comes with a chance to fight for the title. “

The noticeboard for tonight’s pay-per-view event will air again this Saturday, December 11 at 10 p.m. ET / PT on SHOW TIME. Delayed transmission of Davis vs. Cross iWBC bantamweight champion’s fight to air Nonito donate defend his title against his fellow Filipino Reymart Gaballo leading event action by First boxing champions of Dignity Health tennis stadium to Carson.

The veteran sports host Brian custer hosted SHOWTIME, while Mauro Ranallo, IThe most versatile voice in combat sports, he has narrated the piecemeal action alongside analyst and Hall of Fame Al Bernstein and Tri-Division World Champion. Abner Mares. Three Hall of Fame members completed the journalistic team of SHOW TIME. Emmy®-winning reporter Jim Gray, unofficial judge Steve Farhood and globally recognized announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. The executive producer was a four-time winner Emmy® David Dinkins, Jr. and the director was Bob dunphy. Former world junior middleweight champion Raúl “The Diamond” Marquez and the commentator Alejandro luna were the expert analysts in Spanish by Secondary Audio Programming (SAP). Twitter: https://twitter.com/mmaunola
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