Gervonta Davis Says Fighting in Front of Live Fans Worth the COVID Risk
Boxing superstar Gervonta Davis tell TMZ Sports he can’t wait to fight in front of a live crowd on Halloween – saying he refuses to live in fear of COVID.
As we stated previously, “Tank” (23-0) is face Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1) at the Alamodome in San Antonio on October 31 – and there will be live fans allowed at the event.
So we asked the undefeated boxer if he was concerned about possible exposure to COVID – and Davis, 25, told us that just wasn’t something he was concerned about.
“I only speak for myself as a fighter – I’m okay with getting sick to please the fans,” Davis says.
“If I got sick and found out that night, I would be okay with just knowing that I did a great show. I did it in front of the fans. I did it for a cause.”
Davis says he understands the risks, but at the end of the day it is worth fighting in front of the fans.
“If I have to take this hit, then you know I’m going to quarantine myself on my own, just knowing that I did it for the fans, and I did something good for sports and things like that. . “
“I’m not saying I want this to happen, but if it were to happen, I’m okay with taking that lick on the chin. Take these 14 days and stay healthy.
We also spoke with Davis about a possible match with Ryan garcia if he goes through Santa Cruz – and Davis says he’s all the way down.
“Ryan and I could definitely get there next if both parties get along on the same page and make the fight happen.”
Davis Promoter Floyd Mayweather has been trying to set up Garcia’s fight for years – despite the obvious interest from both fighters.
But it looks like it’s closer than ever … and that’s what we’re here for.
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