Two more Beltway Boxers have been added to the Tony Thompson-Malik Scott undercard on Friday, October 30th at the Venue at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Undefeated Baltimore, MD featherweight Gervonta "Tank" Davis will battle former world champion Cristobal Cruz of Mexico in an eight-round contest. Davis (12-0, 11 KO's) has scored three first-round knockouts in his last three contests. That includes a stoppage of Recky Dulay on September 12 in Las Vegas, NV.
Cruz (40-18-4, 24 KO's) is winless in his last five contests, including a six-round unanimous decision against Eddie Ramirez on September 8 in Hollywood, CA. Cruz won the IBF Featherweight championship in October of 2008 with a 12-round split decision over Orlando Salido. Cruz would make three defenses of his title before losing the belt to Salido in May of 2010.
Bantamweight Antonio Russell of Capitol Heights, MD will also be on this card taking on Gabriel Braxton of Red Oak, GA in a six-round contest.
Russell (4-0, three KO's) scored a second-round TKO over Manuel Rubalcava on September 12 in Mashantucket, CT. That was Russell's first scheduled six-round contest. Braxton (2-11, one KO) has lost four straight including his last three by knockout. Both of Braxton's wins came in the Beltway region. Braxton won a four-round unanimous decision over Rodrigo Gabriel in April of 2014 in Fort Washington, MD and scored a third-round TKO over Maurice Adams, Jr. on January 17 in Washington, DC.
Both Davis and Russell are still slated to be on the undercard of Gary Russell, Jr.'s WBC Featherweight title bout against Oscar Escandon on Saturday, November 14 at the Hard Rock Hotel Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Thompson will take on Scott in the main event of the televised portion of the card. WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will be ringside as a color commentator for the Bounce TV telecast.