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Gervonta Davis on Hector Garcia: “He wants to take my spot”

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By Dan Ambrose: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is concerned that his opponent for Saturday, undefeated Hector Luis Garcia, wants to knock him off the top of the hill and take his spot as the next big star in the sport.

Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) has already put a damper on the once-promising careers of Chris Colbert and Roger Gutierrez. Now, he’ll be looking to do the same thing to the popular former Mayweather-promoted Gervonta (27-0, 25 KOs) this Saturday, January 7th, on Showtime PPV at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Despite winning 27 consecutive fights since turning professional ten years ago, the 28-year-old Tank Davis has shown vulnerability in recent fights in his defensive skill. Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, and Leo Santa Cruz were all able to put hands on Tank and mark him up before they were beaten.

Even Mario Barrios had Tank looking in dire straights. Things were so bad for Gervonta that his former promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr had to climb up on the ring apron and give him a ‘win one for the old Gipper’ to get him to rally.

“I ain’t going to lie. He looks a little hungry,” said Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis to Showtime about his opponent for Saturday, Hector Luis Garcia. “A lot of people overlook him, but I ain’t trying to overlook him.”

It would be a good idea for Tank Davis not to overlook the 2016 Olympian Hector Garcia because he’s a lot more polished than the fighters he’s been facing lately.

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Floyd has been spoon-feeding Gervonta by matching him against fading guys and the dreadfully poor novice Rolly Romero.

Because of the soft match-making that Mayweather has done, we don’t know how good Tank Davis is because he hasn’t fought any elite or A-level opponents. It’s been all smoke & mirrors.

When you get a promoter looking to protect their fighter as Floyd did with Gervonta, you get a guy with an inflated 27-0 record.

“He looks like he’s ready. And it could be a life-changer for him,” said Tank Davis about Hector Garcia. “You know what I mean? He wants to take my spot. So, I’m definitely not looking past him. I’m in a real fight. January 7 is going to be a crazy night.”

We know Tank Davis will lose eventually because he gets hit too easily, but the big question is will it be this Saturday night?

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