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Floyd Mayweather's Protégé Gervonta Davis Delivers Massive Uppercut To Leo Santa Cruz, It's Knockout Of The Year

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Floyd Mayweather's Protégé Gervonta Davis Delivers Massive Uppercut To Leo Santa Cruz, It's Knockout Of The Year

Gervonta Davis unleashed a massive uppercut on Leo Santa Cruz last night and many are calling it the best knockout of 2020.

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The duo squared off in Texas in front of a limited crowd, which included Davis' promoter Floyd Mayweather.

Davis showed what 'Money' sees in him by hitting Santa Cruz with a powerful left in the sixth round to seal victory via knockout.

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Commentators called the strike "lethal" while explaining Santa Cruz did not see it coming.

'Tank' retained his WBA lightweight title and won the WBA super featherweight title, with fans and even UFC superstar Conor McGregor impressed by his performance.

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Davis spoke following the fight and despite being just 25-years-old, he broke down why he went for the uppercut.

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"He was just right there for it," he stated per The Sun. "He's a guy that he punches but he doesn't try and get out of the way when he punches.

"There's nowhere he could have went as the ropes were there, that's how a professional fighter knows, they adapt to the fight.

"He's a tough warrior, a strong Mexican, he came to fight, he came ready but I was just a better person tonight."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Now Davis is a two-weight champion, he's also admitted he sees his future fighting in both divisions.

"I'll maintain it at both," he continued.

"Whatever best decision that my team and I come up with we'll go with it but the best opportunity to fight, I'm not ducking or dodging nobody.

"As you know, there's no safety on this block.

"I'm a pay-per-view star, second I ain't ducking or dodging nobody, they know what it is, I'm No1, it showed tonight."

Featured Image Credit: Showtime Boxing

Topics: Gervonta Davis, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather

Daniel Marland
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