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Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz: Boxing pros react to Tank Davis’ decision win, Ryan Garcia calls him “weak”

Gervonta Davis and Isaac Cruz both mostly got respect for a good fight, but Ryan Garcia led the “haters” in the immediate aftermath.

What did pros think of Gervonta Davis’ win over Isaac Cruz?
What did pros think of Gervonta Davis’ win over Isaac Cruz?
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Gervonta Davis’ close but deserved decision win over Isaac Cruz is kicking up a ton of chatter online, and of course some of that is coming from their fellow boxing pros.

Mostly, the fight has gotten good reviews, and both Davis (26-0, 24 KO) and Cruz (22-2-1, 15 KO) are being shown respect for a competitive — surprisingly to most people — Showtime pay-per-view main event. Davis fought through a left hand injury, which he says cropped up in about the sixth round, and was very clearly an issue in the final few rounds. He closed as a -1400 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.

But, obviously, there are a few “haters,” with social media superstar Ryan Garcia leading that charge, saying that Tank is “the weakest” of the lightweights, and criticizing him for “fighting C-level fighters.”

Along with Garcia, we saw thoughts from Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr (who just fought on Saturday, losing a tough fight with Devin Haney), Regis Prograis, Claressa Shields, Shawn Porter, and many others.