Davis grabs WBA belt
Los Angeles: Undefeated Gervonta Davis knocked out Leo Santa Cruz with a vicious uppercut in the sixth round to seize the WBA belt in a junior lightweight world title clash in San Antonio on Saturday. Davis surprised Santa Cruz with a left uppercut that snapped the champ's head back and sent him crumbling to the canvas late in the sixth round at the Alomodome Arena. Santa Cruz landed flat on his back under the padding in the corner of the ring and stayed that way for about a minute while ring doctors attended to him. He was eventually able to sit up and was even smiling once he regained his senses. American Davis improved to 24-0 with 23 knockouts by handing the four-division champion Santa Cruz the first knockout of his star-studded career. The 32-year-old Santa Cruz, of Mexico, dropped to 37-2-1 with 19 KOs. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, organizers allowed about 10,000 spectators into the arena with masks and social distancing rules in place. - AFP ps�k��5��$�n�TTݵkK6�I���#ڥ��"�r�4�Z��M|��� ~ĵ�&���=���9�;�|��