- Gervonta Davis is favored by -900 to defeat Isaac Cruz as a +700 underdog,
- Isaac Cruz has been given the name The Mexican Mike Tyson.
- Our early betting prediction is “Tank” Davis by KO.
Gervonta Davis will indeed continue to box on December 5th. “Tank” was originally scheduled to face Ronald Romero, However he has to be removed for due to assault allegations. We review the latest Davis vs Cruz odds with an early betting pick below.
Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz Odds
“Tank” Davis opened up as a sizeable betting favorite over Isaac Cruz. Currently at -900, which would give Davis a win probability of 90%. Meanwhile, Cruz who is coming off a win over Francisco Vargas is entering this bout as a big underdog. You can currently wager $100 on Cruz to win $700.
Expect these odds to fluctuate coming fight night, keep an eye on these best sports betting sites for the latest odds movements.
Betting on “Tank” Davis vs “Pitbull” Cruz
This is a great fight in terms of a late replacement for “Rolly” Romero. Isaac Cruz has been on many PBC boxing cards recently and has picked up some notable wins, one of which was a first round KO of Diego Magdaleno.
Cruz has accumulated an impressive resume 22 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. His first 19 fights we’re in his native country with his last six being in the U.S. He is an orthodox stance fighter and while he is know for his power; four of his past five wins have been by decision.
Cruz has been dubbed the Mexican Mike Tyson, after being inspired by Tyson’s power and style. Now this is Cruz’s chance to shine as a late replacement fighter against a game “Tank” Davis.
For Davis his new opponent doesn’t bring a huge difference in style than what he was anticipating. “Rolly” and Cruz are both solid opponents that are hungry and will look to take Davis out, which falls right into his game plan. If anything I believe Cruz has more composure and still brings the KO power.
We have seen Davis down on the judges scorecards multiple times in fights. However, once he knows it getting late or see’s his opponent is injury he knows when to pounce. Props to Davis for taking this fight as it should be more close than the betting sites are suggesting.
I expect both boxers to bring the fire here, with Cruz being a live dog. If Davis doesn’t take his opponent seriously he could be outboxed or even hurt in the later rounds. My betting pick is still with Davis and to score a late KO.
Mutual Respect between Davis – Cruz
“I respect Isaac Cruz for stepping up and taking the fight, but everyone knows what I do,” Davis said in a press release. “I come in looking for the knockout and that’s exactly what I’m going to do in this fight. I’m back in Los Angeles where the stars shine and I’m going to light it up against Isaac Cruz at Staples Center on Dec. 5.”
“First I want to thank Gervonta Davis and his team for this opportunity – an opportunity I won’t let get past me,” Cruz said. “God willing I’ll be world champion on Dec. 5. This fight is a very big motivation for me as a professional and as a personal goal. I’m sure after Dec. 5 everyone in boxing will know the name Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz.”
What chances do you give Cruz over Davis? Leave a comment below!