Gervonta Davis is excited about the return of fans despite Covid risk

Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz will go toe-to-toe on October 31 for the WBA 'regular' lightweight championship in San Antonio.

Gervonta "Tank" Davis has expressed his excitement of returning to the ring in front of a live crowd on Halloween Weekend.

During the ongoing pandemic, live audiences at boxing have taken a backseat until now, and Davis admits the risk is worth the reward ahead of his toughest fight yet against four-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz.

Showtime will stage the fight on pay-per-view on October 31, with the fight taking place at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Speaking about the chances of catching Covid in an environment which will include fans, Davis told TMZ: "I'm just only speaking for me as a fighter - I'm okay with getting sick to please the fans.

"If I got sick and I find out that night, I'd be okay with it just knowing that I put on a great show. I did it in front of the fans. I did it for a cause," Davis said.

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"If I gotta take that hit, then you know I'll quarantine by myself, just knowing that I did it for the fans, and I did something great for the sport and things like that."

"I'm not saying I want that to happen but if that was to happen, I'm okay with taking that lick on the chin. Take that 14 days and stay healthy."

Davis is also interested in facing fellow lightweight sensation Ryan Garcia next, providing he comes through Luke Campell on December 5 - a fight his promoter Floyd Mayweather is eager to make.

"Me and Ryan could definitely happen next if both parties get on the same page and make the fight happen."

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