Conor McGregor was impressed with Gervonta Davis’s performance when the undefeated American defeated Leo Santa Cruz in a sensational round of 16 in his world title fight in Texas.
Floyd Mayweather’s protégé, 25, stamped the victory with the breathtaking left-hand shot that pushed the Mexican fighter to the canvas to confirm his 24th win out of 24 fights, defend his WBA lightweight title and the ” Great “WBA to win” world super featherweight belt.
Davis, a rising star in boxing circles, said afterwards that the win proves he’s the best in the world and that he is ready to take on anyone who disagrees.
“I will continue to show people around the world that I am the best,” said Davis after his win.
“I don’t have to call anyone. I’m the front runner. Just set them up and I’ll take them off one by one.”
Davis had previously vacated the WBA super featherweight title of the “super” world last year so that he could fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA (regular) lightweight title. He won the 12th round TKO last December.
When UFC star McGregor responded to Santa Cruz’s one-shot knockout, he said Davis had shown that he had a “serious poison” in his hand.
Sir! What a vicious uppercut that was. I pray there for the health and safety of Santa Cruz. Young man “Tank” Davis has serious poison in this backhand shot. Incredible! @ProperWhiskey Kampfnacht ????
– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 1, 2020
“My Lord! What a vicious uppercut that was,” wrote McGregor on Twitter.
“I pray there for the health and safety of Santa Cruz. Young man ‘Tank’ Davis has serious poison in that backhand shot. Unbelievable!”
McGregor is no stranger to Davis. The American fought in the co-main event of McGregor’s 2017 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, where he defeated Francisco Fonseca by an eight-round knockout.
McGregor’s tip to continue his boxing career next year was heavily linked to a fight against multi-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao.
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