Gervonta Davis says Hector Luis Garcia fight still on for Jan 7th in D.C
By Brian Webber: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis confirmed on social media today that his January 7th fight against Hector Luis Garcia is still on for their match in Washington, D.C.
Tank (27-0, 25 KOs) and Hector Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) will meet in the main event on Showtime PPV in a 12 round bout on the 7th of January at the Capitol One Arena.
After looking at a sparring clip of Hector fighting undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney to a standstill in a leaked clip from a year ago, Gervonta has got his work cut out for him in this fight against Garci because this guy can fight.
Earlier today, Gervonta’s accuser said this in part, “Gervonta did not harm me or our daughter.”
This is good news for Tank, Hector, Showtime, and especially the boxing world because it would have been a disappointment if Davis had been pulled from the card and replaced by a last-minute substitution.
The co-feature bout between welterweight Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis and
Karen Chukhadzhian wasn’t a good enough match-up to move it up into the main event to replace the Tank Davis vs. Hector Garcia fight if the Showtime executives had pulled it due to Gervonta’s recent arrest.
Jan 7th, DC..get ready!! 😤🌪️
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) December 30, 2022
Hopefully, Tank Davis doesn’t get involved in another domestic dispute in the next week before his fight with Hector Davis on January 7th.
Gervonta needs this tune-up to see him up for his mega-fight against Ryan Garcia in April on Showtime PPV.
Ryan was supposed to take a tune-up as well, but he chose not to take any chances and fumble his bag because he may not get another opportunity like this again.
Although Ryan is an unbeaten fighter with a high ranking, he’s not good enough to be counted on to beat top 10 level contenders at 140. It’s going to be evident that Golden Boy is feeding him fodder to create a phony record if he only fights lesser opposition at light welterweight like he’d been doing at 135.
Moving forward, Tank will need to be careful with his domestic arrangements to ensure that he doesn’t continue to have the police called on him by his girlfriends and living partner. If he wants his career to be a success, he’s going to need to be careful with how he conducts his life outside of the ring.
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