The fight between Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Leo “El Terrimoto” Santa Cruz that was scheduled for October 24th has now been moved one week to October 31st. The event will be located at the Alamodome in San Antonio, as they will be able to have people attending due to rules in the state. It was going to be hosted at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville but with the restrictions preventing fans from entering that venue, the decision was made to move it to Texas.
Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) and Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) will be fighting for the WBA lightweight title and the WBA super featherweight title on that date. Davis won the WBA lightweight title last December with his stoppage win over Yuriorkis Gamboa in Atlanta. A month earlier, Santa Cruz captured the super featherweight title with a victory over Miguel Flores. He hasn’t lost since his first fight with Carl Frampton in 2016.
State guidelines in Texas allow for up to 50% capacity for events in sporting venues. The Alamodome has a seating capacity of 64,000 people but it is unknown if they will have up to 30,000 or more for this event. Other sporting events in various parts of the state have allowed a few fans in, and events at the Alamodome have had spectators with the latest event – a football game between Middle Tennessee and UT- San Antonio – having over 6,000 fans.
This will be the second pay-per-view event on Showtime. Last month, they put on the first pay-per-view event since the lockdown with Jermall and Jermell Charlo headlining two cards on the same night.