Gervonta flattened Leo Santa Cruz in Texas on Saturday evening and the end grabbed Conor McGregor’s consideration.
The Floyd Mayweather protege was tasked with the hardest take a look at of his profession to date in his pay-per-view debut and landed a shocking left uppercut which knocked Santa Cruz out chilly.
About 10,000 followers have been allowed into San Antonio’s 72,000-capacity Alomodome Area to observe, with masks and social distancing guidelines in place.
Along with the end, ‘Tank’ additionally took house the WBA super-featherweight title and a model of the WBA light-weight belt.
And McGregor, whose whiskey model sponsored the combat, heaped reward on the uppercut and in addition revealed he was ‘praying’ that Santa Cruz recovers properly.
“My lord! What a vicious uppercut that was,” he wrote on Twitter. “Praying for the well being and security of Santa Cruz there. The younger man ‘Tank’ Davis has some severe venom in that again hand shot. Unbelievable!”
Requested concerning the punch afterwards, Davis mentioned his opponent was ‘proper there for it’.
“He punches, however he doesn’t attempt to get out of the best way. There was nowhere for him to go on that knockout as a result of I bought him into the nook,” he mentioned, including: “I don’t need to name anyone else out. I’m the highest canine. Simply line them up, and I’ll knock them out one after the other.”
It was a primary knockout for Santa Cruz, who was taken to the hospital for a check-up and later wrote on Instagram he was okay.
McGregor, in the meantime, is again in coaching for his subsequent combat, towards Dustin Poirier in January, can also be eager to get again into the boxing ring quickly.
He’s considered readying a bout with Manny Pacquiao sooner or later, having fought Mayweather beforehand.
And he was reminded of the profitable 2017 conflict by a person on Twitter, who despatched him the uppercut he landed on the 50-Zero legend.
“I walked Floyd onto mine as he rushed in with a again hand to my..?(to the place ever he was aiming that again hand lol),” he responded.
“Davis stepped in and out together with his, totally planted. Far more devastating! My shot, although barely smothered, was nonetheless a tasty quick shot. Comfortable on the time.”