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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.
Commentators called the strike "lethal" while explaining Santa Cruz did not see it coming.
Sooo.... KO Of The Year?#DavisSantaCruz pic.twitter.com/I4R0hYciHL
- Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) November 1, 2020
My lord! What a vicious uppercut that was. Praying for the health and safety of Santa Cruz there. The young man "Tank" Davis has some serious venom in that back hand shot. Incredible!@ProperWhiskey fight night
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 1, 2020
Wanna see a dude's soul leave his body?
Tank Davis is AS ADVERTISED. pic.twitter.com/CDfN6WNsUf
- Alec Kinsky (@AlecKinsky) November 1, 2020
Commentator said if David thought Santa Cruz was going to fold and then Davis Folded him like a chair!!!!
- Stanley Ipcus (@StanleyIpcus1) November 1, 2020
In case you missed it overnight...
Floyd Mayweather progeny Gervonta Davis basically decapitated Leo Santa Cruz :flushed:
:video_camera: @ShowtimeBoxing pic.twitter.com/Kllt7Tutnx
- Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) November 1, 2020
Apparently Gervonta Davis hits like a ... Tank. What a KO.
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 1, 2020
Gervonta Davis's knockout on Leo Santa Cruz reminds me of Mike Tyson's power!!:scream:
- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 1, 2020
Davis spoke following the fight and despite being just 25-years-old, he broke down why he went for the uppercut.
"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."
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."
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