Gervonta Davis clash with Leo Santa Cruz to be shown FREE in UK on Channel 5 with replays shown next day

Gervonta Davis clash with Leo Santa Cruz to be shown FREE in UK on Channel 5 with replays shown next day

10/29/2020

GERVONTA DAVIS' clash with Leo Santa Cruz will be shown free in the UK.

Channel 5 have bagged the rights to the fight which is going to be available on terrestrial TV this weekend.

Floyd Mayweather's protégé Davis, 25, battles Santa Cruz at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Around 11,500 fans will be inside the venue to catch the action live.

The bout takes place on Saturday night in America which means it will be the early hours of Sunday morning here in the UK.

Coverage begins on Channel 5 at 2am with the ring walk expected around an hour later.

For those not wanting to be awake in the early hours to watch it as it happens, replays will be available on 5OD.

Showtime Sports are exclusively broadcasting the fight in the United States.

But fans will need to stump up a staggering $74.99 (£58.11) to watch it.

Davis' WBA world lightweight title is on the line when he steps back into the ring for the first time this year.

The 23-0 Maryland southpaw knows the pressure is on to deliver on the big stage and is taking plenty of lessons from his trainer and mentor Mayweather.

He said: "Floyd has been there coaching me through what comes with having my first pay-per-view main event fight.

"There’s a lot of pressure on me and you have to live up to fighting on pay-per-view so you can fight on pay-per-view again.

"When I’m down or anything like that, he’s able to push me, because he’s been there before.

"There are things that only Floyd can tell me about because he has that experience."


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