Gervonta Davis' viral knockout of Leo Santa Cruz resurfaces ahead of Rolando Romero fight

  • Tom Ward

Gervonta Davis knockout of Leo Santa Cruz gets more and more brutal with every viewing.

Footage of the American’s viral KO has re-emerged ahead of his fight with lightweight rival Rolando Romero on Saturday night.

Davis, 27, knocked Cruz, 33, out in sensational fashion at the end of what was a thrilling fight in front of a limited crowd at the Alamodome in Texas in November 2020.

An incredible left uppercut from ‘Tank’ left the former four-weight world champion with his arms and legs outstretched and out for the count.

Ringside angles and Showtime’s official broadcast captured the stunning finish.

Over to good old Mr Reliable Twitter user b0xingfan himself to show you the knockout in all its glory.

The video quickly got more than 500 retweets and over 2,000 likes within 24 hours of it being tweeted.

WATCH: Gervonta Davis’ brutal KO of Leo Santa Cruz ahead of Rolly Romero fight

Check out the video below…

After the fight, Davis said: “First, I just want to say I’m a pay-per-view star.

“Everybody knows I’m No. 1, and I showed it tonight.

“I’m going to continue to show people all over the world that I’m the best. I don’t have to call anybody else out. I’m the top dog.

“Just line them up, and I’ll knock them out one by one.

“He was just right there for it. He’s a guy that he punches but he doesn’t try and get out of the way when he punches.

“There’s nowhere he could have went as the ropes were there, that’s how a professional fighter knows, they adapt to the fight.

“He’s a tough warrior, a strong Mexican, he came to fight, he came ready but I was just a better person tonight.”

Undefeated knockout artist Davis, who currently holds the regular version of the WBA lightweight title, has been signed to Mayweather Promotions since 2015.

But the Baltimore native – who was once considered a protégé of Floyd Mayweather – confirmed he will test the waters of free agency.

During an appearance on Brian Custer’s The Last Stand Podcast, he said: “I feel as though the feeling is mutual. I don’t have bad blood with Mayweather Promotions.

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“I’m definitely appreciative of what they have done for me over the years.

“There’s no love lost. It’s just time for me to grow up and be my own, you know, my own man.

 “It’s about just, you know, becoming that man to handle your own, you know, responsibility, your own priority.

“I feel as though it’s my career so I feel as though I need to be the one to control my career, you know what I mean. And it’s time.

“Everybody doesn’t need to have training wheels on them forever. It’s time to ride their own bike without training wheels.”

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