Three-Time World Champion Gervonta Davis and Four-Division World Champion Leo Santa Cruz Meet in Halloween Thriller This Saturday, October 31 Live on SHOWTIME PPV® From Alamodome in San Antonio in Event Presented by Premier Boxing Champions
NEW YORK - October 30, 2020 - Three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz shared how their children motivate them to fight to continue to provide the things that they never had growing up as they near their SHOWTIME PPV main event showdown this Saturday, October 31 from Alamodome in San Antonio in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
With their highly anticipated showdown taking place on Halloween night, each fighter reflected on how the holiday is drastically different for their children than their own experience growing up.
“I want my daughter to always have the best of everything, because I didn’t have the opportunity for that when I was growing up,” said Davis. “Halloween was always fun even though we didn’t have much, but now with my daughter it gives me a whole new perspective on it and I just want to spoil her with anything she wants.”
“We never really had money for costumes when I was a kid,” said Santa Cruz. “Now I like the really scary, realistic costumes. I’m really proud to see how happy my kids are in their costumes, and of course when they get their candy.”
Davis, who showed off his Halloween spirit before his 2017 fight against Liam Walsh by entering the ring in full Michael Jackson “Thriller” garb, and again in 2019 against Hugo Ruiz when he was accompanied by “Thriller” style “zombie” dancers, takes his motivation from his two-year-old daughter Gervanni.
“It’s great motivation stepping into the ring knowing that what I’m doing is going to provide for my family,” said Davis. “When I see her happy dressed up for Halloween or even her birthday, it just makes me smile and know that all the hard work and sacrifice in the gym is worth it.”
A self-professed fan of Snickers, Kit-Kats and Reese’s when he’s not in training, Santa Cruz’s three children, Alan, Luna and Delilah, provide him with a constant drive that sustains Santa Cruz during grueling training sessions.
“Everything I do is to give them what I didn’t have as a child,” said Santa Cruz. “I know that my father sacrificed and did the best he could for us, so now it’s my turn to do the same for my children. Every extra round in the gym gives me more opportunity to make them happy, so that makes it easier to always give 100% every day.”
Davis vs. Santa Cruz is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, TGB Promotions, GTD Promotions and Santa Cruz Boxing Club. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. The Alamodome has implemented a comprehensive health and safety plan to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. All fans attending the event will be screened upon entry and are required to wear a mask as well as follow social distancing guidelines. Tickets will be distributed in seat blocks known as “pods” to maintain distance between groups not from the same party. For more information, visit Alamodome.com.
ABOUT DAVIS VS. SANTA CRUZ
Davis vs. Santa Cruz will see three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruzbattle for the WBA Super Featherweight and WBA Lightweight Championships headlining a SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, October 31 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The stacked undercard will feature unbeaten San Antonio native and WBA Super Lightweight Champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios defending his title against hard-hitting Ryan “Cowboy” Karl in the co-main event and former super lightweight world champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis will take on unbeaten contender Juan Heráldez in a 10-round showdown. In the telecast opener, lightweight contenders Isaac Cruz and Diego Magdaleno will battle in an IBF title eliminator bout.
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