A massive showdown in Los Angeles headlines the latest PPV offering from Showtime Boxing. Two-division champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis returns to the lightweight division on Sunday night to take on a late replacement in Isaac Cruz as the 135-pound division undergoes some changes at the top. The three of the four recognized titles in the division now reside in Australia after George Kambosos shocked Teofimo Lopez by decision a week ago. Now, some of the top fighters in the division seemed to be lining up to get a crack at Kambosos and a massive payday.
Cruz stepped into the fight one month out when Davis’ original opponent, Rolando Romero, was forced to withdraw from the fight after a flurry of sexual assault allegations. What fans received in the wake of Romero’s withdrawal is a far better fight on paper, with Cruz’s relentless pressure meeting Davis’ shocking power in a fight guaranteed to produce fireworks.
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Elsewhere on this unusual Sunday night PPV event, three more bouts fill out the undercard. Six-foot-five super welterweight Sebastian Fundora is back in a key battle with Sergio Garcia as he continues to build toward a potential title shot. Former middleweight title challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko is back in a key battle at 160 pounds when he takes on Carlos Adames. And junior lightweights Eduardo Ramirez and Miguel Marriaga meet in the opening bout of the PPV portion of the card.
The card takes place from Staples Center in Los Angeles and features four fights on the pay-per-view broadcast, each of which has the potential to bring thrilling action to the ring.
The action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Showtime pay-per-view. The full fight card with odds from Caesars Sportsbook and complete viewing information is listed below.
- Date: Dec. 5 | Location: Staples Center — Los Angeles
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET
- How to watch: Showtime PPV | Price: $74.99
- Stream: Showtime.com and the Showtime app
Davis vs. Cruz fight card, odds
- Gervonta Davis -1500 vs. Isaac Cruz +850, lightweight
- Sebastian Fundora -260 vs. Sergio Garcia +210, junior middleweight
- Sergiy Derevyanchenko -440 vs. Carlos Adames +340, middleweight
- Eduardo Ramirez -500 vs. Miguel Marriaga +380, junior lightweight