Davis vs Cruz HIGHLIGHTS: December 15, 2021 | PBC on Showtime PPV

Davis vs Cruz HIGHLIGHTS: December 15, 2021 | PBC on Showtime PPV

Boxing superstar and five-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis put his boxing skills on display, winning a rousing 12-round round unanimous decision over the relentless Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz to retain his WBA Lightweight World Title in front of a star-studded, sellout crowd of 15,850 at STAPLES Center live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View.

There was no feeling-out process in the first. Cruz charged at the defending champion, pinning him against the ropes and wailing away.

“That’s my style. ‘Pitbull’ is always going to be on the attack,” said Cruz. “I think we retained rhythm from the start to the end.”

Davis found his rhythm in the second and third, circling the ring and walking Cruz into shots. In the fourth, Cruz concentrated his attack on the body, pounding Davis’ ribs.

The 27-year-old Baltimore native turned on the power in the fourth, alternating between the right hook and left cross behind his southpaw stance. More punishing blows came from Davis during the fifth.

“He’s a shorter fighter, so I was throwing down on the top of his head,” said Davis. “I hit him with my knuckle and messed it up. I hurt my hand in the sixth round. No matter if the opponent is taller or shorter, I’ve got to get through it. He’s a warrior. Even though he didn’t win, a star was born tonight.”

“It was right around the fifth round I saw that his hand wasn’t working correctly,” Cruz observed.

Davis boxed beautifully in the middle rounds, firing quick shots and pivoting away from the return fire. A right hook in the eighth briefly buzzed Cruz and brought the audience to their feet. But just when it appeared as if the fight was slipping away, Cruz fought fire with fire, landing a flush uppercut seconds before the bell.

The 23-year-old Mexican picked up the pace in the latter rounds, keeping Davis on his toes and pounding away. Davis held his own, fighting back on even terms until the fight’s end.

Naturally, Cruz believed he deserved the victory.

“Viva Mexico. I have nothing to say, the fans are speaking on who won this fight,” he said.

Following a successful title defense, Davis said he’s ready for all comers.

“L.A., we did it for Kobe,” said Davis. “At the beginning of the fight, he came on strong. I felt as the fight was going, he was breaking down. But I hurt my hand, so I wasn’t able to get him out of there.

“Whatever the best opportunity is for me, I’ll do it. All of them guys are easy work. I’m the top dog.”

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51 Responses

  1. Michael Guzman says:

    Man DAZN is really killing it with their highlights. Come on PBC, step it up man

  2. KRATOS Of War says:

    Well Davis did not walk through Cruz like many said he would, Cruz needs to be refined tho, but I feel like he gave Davis a bit of trouble, and Davis not wanting to give him a rematch says a lot.

    • KRATOS Of War says:

      @Quey Hefner I did see the fight and no I didn’t noticed him breaking his hanf I don’t even know what a hanf is lol, he was fine instead of going to doc right away he even had enough time to do a post fight interview lol

    • D H says:

      @DAPPER TECCY and Cruz was punching low CONSTANTLY. STFU and watch more boxing.

    • D H says:

      @Big dosser Wilder You don’t know wtf you’re talking about.

    • D H says:

      @KRATOS Of War get your Beans and Rice ass outaa here with your bias. LOMA didn’t have a rematch clause against Teo so THATS WHY Teo didn’t give Loma a rematch. It was a respect thing. Floyd was at the end of his career and saw an easy way to make money off of a basic fighter in Maidana and mopped him up in the rematch. You clowns are pathetic…

    • KRATOS Of War says:

      @D H the biased talking about biased lol Fentanyl must a hell of a drug.

  3. Mark Antony says:

    Nice highlights, showed about 8 punches… Good work PBC

  4. Michiko Nishioka says:

    Respect to Cruz he was the only guy who gave a tough night to Tank as fas as i know.. MUCH RESPECT TO PITBULL🇯🇵💯

  5. louie jhon says:

    Cruz is smiling at the end 🔥 True fighter

  6. Over Rated says:

    no wonder Cruz is so confidence, he have skills, hard fight for tank

  7. Bryan Matthew says:

    Felicidades 💐 campeón isac pitbull cruz 🇲🇽💪💀✨

  8. Rudy says:

    Dayum never thought to see Davis struggle with Cruz hats off to Cruz for the performance made me a fan of his work tonight

  9. Articulate Design ASMR says:

    This might be the worst series of highlights I have ever seen. Regardless, huge credit to both fighters, Tank seems to be taking a lot of criticism for his performance but Cruz was relentless and it was a great test for Davis.

    I’d love to see Diaz vs Cruz! And hey maybe even Tank vs Haney as the main event 😀 (I know, I know, it’s never going to happen)

    • Big dosser Wilder says:

      Saw it again isaac won by 1 round. No fucking way tank won.

      He got hurt way more look at his body all red
      .while isaac humble in defeat looked barely damaged.

      That kid cruz has that mike Tyson style just getting better. He will be a problem for everybody I’m pretty sure he will be extremely avoided by the elite now.

    • Trace Kelly says:

      Forget pillow fist Haney, guy barely squeaked past JoJo the other night.

    • Enoxificatti says:

      @Big dosser Wilder Pitbull Cruz needs to be refined more. Other than that, he’s got it all. He’s a strong and tough guy. His skill set is interesting.

    • _ maicoh _ says:

      Yeah Davis would knock Haney in the first few rounds. I just don’t see Haney being able to hang in there. Top dog of these new 4 after teo bit the dust though no disrespect to kambosos.

    • Ish Rendon says:

      Kambosos

  10. Jose Carrillo says:

    Saw a draw ! This deserves a rematch, just keep in mind Cruz had 5 weeks to get ready for tank ! I saw a draw both landed great shots cruz was landing sweet body shots.

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