Gervonta Davis Turns His Attention to April Bout with Ryan Garcia
At the Capitol One Arena in Washington DC, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (28-0, 26, KOs) successfully defended the WBA ‘regular’ lightweight strap with a ninth-round TKO over reigning WBA junior lightweight champion “The Android” Hector Luis Garcia (16-1, 10 KOs). Up next for Davis is an April grudge match with Ryan “King Ry” Garcia (23-0, 19 KO).
Tank’s vaunted power came to the forefront in his win over Hector Garcia. After getting off to a slow start, Davis began to find the range in the middle rounds. At the end of round eight, The Android was out on his feet from a series of power punches. He entered the ninth visibly hurt and complaining about vision problems. This was enough for Garcia’s corner to pull their fighter off the mat in defeat.
ON TO THE NEXT
Following the win over the 130-pound champ, Davis was asked about his upcoming fight. According to the hard-hitting southpaw, the focus is now on what’s down the road in April.
“I’m ready for the fight. It’s scheduled for April . . . He’s been training, been talking. Let’s see who’s really about that . . . I’ll probably take a week off. I’ll be back, for sure.”
Clearly watching the bout, King Ry went to social media to respond. Claiming that the match will happen on April 15, the fighter from Los Angeles insists he will take care of Davis when they get in the ring.
Davis and Garcia have traded insults about each other on social media and during interviews over the years. After all the trash talk, they finally will settle their differences in the ring.
What you have are two explosive fighters with power in both hands. Not only do they bring excitement into the ring, but because of their large social media followings, they are mainstream attractions. Anticipation will be high as their showdown has the makings to be one of the more high-profile matchups and signature fights of the year.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.