Much has been made of Gervonta Davis’ battle with the scales after he needed two attempts to make the weight in his 135lbs debut against Yuriorkis Gamboa last December.
Eyebrows were further raised when it was announced that the Baltimore banger would be fighting Leo Santa Cruz for WBA titles at 130lbs (Super) and 135lbs (Regular) at the Alamodome, San Antonio, on October 31.
Should Davis fail to make weight against Santa Cruz there will be a stiff financial penalty, but the WBA Regular lightweight champion insists he is on course to make the lower 130lbs limit.
“I want to put on a great performance. I want to make weight the first time,” Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) told Showtime’s All The Smoke digital show. “I don’t think it’s going to be a hard time for me making weight. I’m making it easy.
“I’m walking around close to 130. There is a penalty [for missing the weight]. I don’t know what it is, but there is money involved. I’m definitely making weight, for sure.
“Leo Santa Cruz is my toughest opponent up to date. He’s going to bring his best. I know when it’s time to get serious. I know how to focus no matter what’s going on around me. That’s what makes me so special.”
Davis vs Santa Cruz will be broadcast live in the US on Showtime Pay-Per-View on Saturday (October 31).
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