The junior lightweight showdown between Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz has been just confirmed for 24 October. Two titles will be on the line. Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz odds give an edge to Davis. However, experience and skill can help Cruz score the upset of the year.
As per online sportsbook news in the United States, Gervonta Davis will put his WBA lightweight title at stake. In the meantime, Leo Santa Cruz will defend his WBA junior lightweight title. The fight will likely take place at 130 pounds at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut behind closed doors.
Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz odds value Davis as the favorite. But, there will be for sure an undeniable drama in the ring. Although Davis is bigger than his opponent, he is usually uncomfortable at the junior lightweight. The two fighters will certainly bring their grit, speed, and skill to the ring. But, should you add some excitement to the fight, Cruz is worth betting on.
Davis aiming to reclaim the WBA belt
The 25-year-old rising star in world boxing Gervonta “Tank” Davis holds the A-side for this fight. For a very simple reason, there is much hype around him, and he remains undefeated. His record stands at 23-0, with 22 KOs. The southpaw slugger won titles in two weight classes. And, he looks at reclaiming the title he relinquished last year.
Davis moved up to 135 last year to destroy Hugo Ruiz. He defended his belt successfully against Ricardo Nunez with a second-round KO. Later on, Davis stopped Cuba’s Yuriokis Gamboa in the 12th round. A move back down to 130 might be a concern for Davis, but Bet365 Sportsbook favors a win for Davis with -350 odds.
Cruz has more well-rounded fight resume
The former featherweight, junior featherweight, and bantamweight champion holds a record of 37-1-1, with 19 KOs. His one loss came against Carl Frampton in 2016 which he revenged later in 2017. By the end of 2019, Leo Santa Cruz challenged Miguel Flores for the WBA junior lightweight title. And, he won the fight in style by unanimous decision.
The 31-year-old Mexican sensation of Rosemead, California is currently in his prime. He has arguably the more well-rounded fight resume compared to Davis. Besides, Cruz will probably be Davis’s toughest test to date. Despite all of that Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz odds value +250 for Cruz to win. It is somehow unfair for Cruz to be the underdog and he might well be overlooked. Therefore, a bet on Cruz to score an upset makes a lot of sense.
The fight is a part of the total nine fights organized by PBC and broadcasted on Showtime Sports for 2020. The nine fights will feature 18 undefeated fighters, nine world champions, eight world championship fights, and one world title unification bout. To see all other fights and their best odds, check out the review about Bet365 Sportsbook.