Columnist: “Davis’ Victory Over Santa Cruz Is Not Enough To Get Pound-For-Pound


ESPN columnist Cameron Wolfe, discussing the status of American lightweight Jervonta Davis (24-0-0, 23 KO) after defeating Mexican Leo Santa Cruz (37-2-1, 19 KO), did not believe that he was worthy to enter the pound-for-pound rating.

“That’s not enough. He would probably have entered my top 15, but as far as the top 10 is concerned, here he is superfluous. Do not think, he has enough talent, the problem is in the resume.

Yes, a knockout in a fight with Santa Cruz can, without a doubt, be considered his best victory, but besides that, he has only two notable fights – with Jose Pedraza in 2017 and Yuriorkis Gamboa. Another big win over any of the lightweight top 5 will probably be enough to get into the pound-for-pound, Wolfe said.

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