Arguably the most exciting Boxer in the sport today, Baltimore’s very-own Gervonta “Tank” Davis defended his lightweight title against Mexico’s pride and joy “The Pitbull” Issac Cruz Sunday night. Cruz lived up to his nickname in totality giving “Tank” Davis a tough fight every step of the way. Through the earlier rounds of the fight Cruz was the definitive aggressor throwing a slew of hooks from left and right attempting to keep Tank Davis against the ropes cutting off the ring and not allowing the champion to work within his wheelhouse, the center of the squared-circle. Per usual and just as his predecessor Floyd Mayweather Jr. would do, eventually Tank would “download” Cruz’s gameplan and begin picking him apart throughout the middle to late rounds of the fight. As the championship rounds approached Cruz seemed to get a second wind attacking Tank with ferociousness and even wobbling him with a hook shot which is a rare site in the 10th. In these rounds announcers and fans alike noticed Tank was no longer throwing his powerful left hand which we’d seen him put so many fighters away with before, prompting many to believe it must’ve been hurt. The fight went all 12-rounds and Tank won by decision to retain his title. In the post-fight interview when asked if his left-hand was broken, Tank responded “I don’t know, it’s shaken but it don’t matter this what come with fighting” to which the interviewer asked what round did the hand become a problem with Tank responding “about round 6 I realized it was hurting, I think it came on a left when I hit him on top of his head because he’s a shorter fighter.” We can only hope Tank’s hand heals soon so he can get back in the ring and hopefully put on a highly anticipated fight against Devin Haney or George Kambosos whom Tank made sure to say in the post-fight interview either fighter would be “easy work”.