Davis building on star power in title bout with Santa Cruz
Davis wants to become a pay-per-view star, much like his promoter and mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in his prime. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell, File)Gervonta Davis wants to become a pay-per-view star, much like his promoter and mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in his prime. But Mayweather sees a pay-per-view future for Davis, a rising star who has both charisma and power. “You want to be the best you’ve got to beat the best,” Santa Cruz said. “I wanted to be a pay-per-view fighter and now I’m living the dream,” Santa Cruz said.
INSIDE THE RING: The Champ Returns
SAN ANTONIO By the time Mario Barrios enters the ring as the world champ, it would have been almost 365 days since he won that title. On September 28, 2019, Mario Barrios defeated Batyr Akhmedov by unanimous decision to win the WBA World Super Lightweight championship belt. The Barrios vs. Karl fight will be one of four title fights on the Showtime/Premier Boxing Champions PPV card. Barrios told KSAT 12 Sports last year that he was more than willing to give Akhmedov the chance to fight him again. Karl is currently on a three-fight knockout streak after losing his second professional fight by technical knockout in 2018.
INSIDE THE RING: 1-on-1 with World Champ Joshua Franco Part 2
SAN ANTONIO – In the second part of his exclusive sit-down interview with KSAT 12′s Larry Ramirez, WBA Super Flyweight Champion Joshua Franco discusses the meaning behind his victory over Andrew Moloney, the reaction from his friends and family, and his opinion on a potential rematch. For the first part of this interview, click here. MORE LOCAL BOXING COVERAGE
INSIDE THE RING: 1-on-1 with World Champ Joshua Franco Part 1
SAN ANTONIO – Still riding high after his victory over Andrew Moloney on Tuesday night, newly-crowned WBA Super Flyweight Champion Joshua Franco sits down with KSAT 12′s Larry Ramirez to discuss his thoughts and emotions during the fight. Tune in next Sunday, July 5, for the second part of Larry’s exclusive interview with San Antonio’s fifth boxing world champ. MORE BOXING COVERAGE:
Mario Barrios brings title belt to KSAT
Two weeks after claiming the WBA Super Lightweight championship via unanimous decision over Batyr Akhmedov, Southwest High School graduate Mario Barrios stopped by KSAT12 to discuss what it meant to bring a title belt back to San Antonio. To hear more from Barrios, be sure to tune in to this weekend's edition of Instant Replay! Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.