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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Davis vs Cruz Preview and Prediction

Normally in boxing the bigger man beats the smaller man. Here in this fight between Gervonta Davis (25-0-0, 24 KOs) and Isaac Cruz, it looks like not only Davis the bigger, he's also the taller and has longer reach. If being taller and longer (reach) is our definition of what we called the bigger fighter... then it favors Davis. 

Well, what about who's the heavier fighter? Or shall I say who's more comfortable at fighting at 135 pounds limit.

Interestingly, If you look at the records of these two fighters, I observed that Davis started early in his career at 126 pounds. Whereas Cruz started at 130 pound division and never fought below 130 pounds. In fact, the lightest he weighted in was at 132 pounds against Diego Magdaleno in October 2020. Magdaleno weighed 134 and 3/4 pounds and Cruz knocked Magdaleno out in the first round. 

It seemed to me that Cruz (22-1-1, 15 KOs) is comfortable fighting in the lightweight division.

Now, with the above observation, the question is who's the stronger or powerful puncher? If your bet is Davis punches harder than Cruz, then the question is will Cruz handles it? What about Cruz's power? Can Davis handles it? Hehehe, all questions remains to be seen on Sunday night at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. 

My prediction is that I think Davis is more skilled and defensively sound than Cruz. I noticed that Cruz's crouching stance although his hands are tucked tight on his chin but this posture is susceptible to Davis's signature left upper cuts. Tank KO 6 Cruz.

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