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Michel Rivera Believes Davis' Abilities Will Be Too Much For Santa Cruz

On Saturday night, WBA lightweight champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis (23-0) and WBA junior lightweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1) will collide in a Showtime produced pay-per-view event.  The action takes place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The fight will be contested at the 130 pound junior lightweight weight limit and both fighter's titles will be on the line.

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Rising lightweight prospect Michel Rivera (18-0) will face veteran Ladarius "Memphis" Miller (21-1) on the undercard. This will be his second fight of the year.  In February he stopped Fidel Maldonaldo Jr. in 10 rounds.

The 22-year-old Rivera, who fights under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, is very excited to be on the undercard of a high profile event and plans on putting on a spectacular performance to help grow his name further in the sport.

"It feels good. I am very excited for this opportunity. I have been working very hard to get this moment and now I will take advantage of it so that everyone will know who Michel Rivera is after my fight," Rivera told BoxingScene.com.

Rivera recently stated that he hopes to fight for a world title by the end of 2021.  He is also a very interested observer of the main event with both fighters fighting close to his weight class.

He has a lot of respect for the 32-year-old Santa Cruz but feels that his 25-year-old opponent will be too strong and too fresh for him.

"This is a good match up. I believe this will be a good fight but Gervonta is younger and is stronger and has better skills than Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is a warrior and he is strong as well but he doesn't have the abilities like Davis has," said Rivera.

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