Halloween isn't traditionally known for being a big day for the sport of boxing but 2020 hasn't been a normal year for much of anything.
The WBA's 135 and 130 pound titles will be on the line when champions Gervonta "Tank" Davis (23-0) and Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz (37-1-1) headline a Showtime distributed pay-per-view event. The showdown, which will take place at a 130 pound maximum weight limit, will take place in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome which will be reconfigured to allow fans to attend in a socially distanced setting.
The 32-year-old Santa Cruz has won titles at 118, 122, 126 and 130 pounds during his career which began in 2006. Davis, who is already a two-division champion in his young career, presents a formidable challenge.
2016 U.S. Olympian Charles Conwell believes that Santa Cruz is biting off more than he can chew by facing a fighter of Davis' caliber at 130 pounds
"I don't think Leo Santa Cruz can take his power but if Leo can then I think we are going to get a good fight. Skills wise I think Tank is more skillful and he has more power. I give Tank the edge. Leo has the edge in volume but Tank is younger and fresher and I expect him to come out on top," Conwell told BoxingScene.com.
Conwell's last ring appearance took place on October 7th when he dispatched Wendy Toussaint in 9 rounds in a ShoBox main event. The 23-year-old believes there is a changing of the guard in boxing and is rooting for the younger fighters to supplant the older generation of boxers.
"I am part of the new era so I am definitely rooting for the young guys. I am going for Tank to get the win in this fight," said Conwell.