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Gervonta “Tank” Davis Is Ready To Run Through The Lightweight Division

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By Vince Dwriter: WBA (Regular) lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis has a highly anticipated bout with his arch-rival that is scheduled for April 2023, but his first order of business will be a clash with the current WBA super featherweight champion Hector Luis Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) on January 7, at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

When you analyze the position Hector Luis Garcia is currently occupying, it’s easy to assume that he’s a tune-up type of opponent for Tank Davis, but anyone who follows boxing knows that’s not the case. Gervonta Davis is truly challenging himself by fighting a very dangerous opponent prior to his showdown with Ryan Garcia.

Back in February 2022, Hector Luis Garcia stepped inside the squared circle to battle a previously undefeated Chris Colbert in a WBA 130-pound title eliminator. Garcia knocked Colbert down in the seventh and went on to earn a unanimous decision victory.

Six months later, Hector Luis Garcia fought the WBA super featherweight champion Roger Gutierrez. The challenger did an effective job of keeping Gutierrez on his back foot while consistently landing the left hand, and as a result, Garcia dethroned Gutierrez by way of a unanimous decision.

Currently, in the 135-pound weight class, Devin Haney holds all the major belts, but Gervonta”Tank” Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) is the featured attraction. Davis is one of the only lightweights that sells out every venue he fights in, and he’s also the biggest pay-per-view star in the division.

The last time Davis was in action, he fought his former Mayweather Promotions stablemate Rolando “Rolly” Romero in May 2022 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Gervonta Davis’s punching power is well documented, but the thing that some fail to highlight is the fact that Davis is a highly skilled boxer.

During the course of the fight, Romero was coming forward and applying pressure, but Davis allowed the pursuit because he knew Romero would fall into a trap. Romero paid the price in the sixth round when he walked in squared up, threw a wide right, and got knocked out by Davis’s counter left hand.

Since his victory in May, Davis has been in pursuit of the big fights, and now the time has finally arrived, as he has two major bouts that are lined up back to back. Despite having two big fights scheduled months apart, the 28-year-old Davis wants more as he’s on a mission to achieve greatness.

Gervonta Davis is a special talent, and he is ready to go on a run that will place his name in the legendary category. During the press conference for his January 7 bout, Davis acknowledged Hector Luis Garcia, and he verbalized his future endeavors.

“We not sleeping on this guy. I know we got two fights lined up, but this the main one that we focused on cause there’s been a lot of talk in the boxing world, and I ain’t really trying to do no more talking. I’m ready to go through everybody that’s in my way or in that 135-division.”

Davis went on to say, “I’m just ready to shut everybody up. All the talking that’s going around, that’s floating in the air, I’m ready to shut they a** up.”

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