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Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia – preview for tonight’s Showtime PPV match-up

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By Jack Tiernan: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis & Hector Garcia will be hoping to make an exciting encounter for the fans tonight in their fight on Showtime PPV at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) is quite accustomed to blowing through his overmatched opponents, knocking them out quickly without the contests being all that competitive.

Hector Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs), a fighter casual boxing fans have never heard of, could put a roadblock in front of Tank’s plans to fight social media star Ryan Garcia in April.

Main card

  •  Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia
  • Jaron Ennis vs. Karen Chukhadzhian
  • Rashidi Ellis vs. Roiman Villa
  • Demetrius Andrade vs. Demond Nicholson

That’s a fight that has already been agreed on, and it’s just waiting for Gervonta to defeat the 31-year-old Dominican Hector tonight.

Even if Tank Davis loses to Hector Garcia, he likely will still face Ryan in April because there’s too much money on the table for the fight not to happen.

In that case, Gervonta would take the fight with Ryan and then swing back around to face Hector in a rematch later this year.

It obviously wouldn’t be ideal for Davis to go into the Ryan fight off a loss to the 2016 Olympian Hector Garcia, but it would be necessary due to the enormous bag he’ll get for that bout.

When a fighter does give the 28-year-old Gervonta something to think about, like when he fought Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz in December 2021, boxing fans are surprised because it’s so unusual for the Baltimore native.

It’s similar to when Mike Tyson was in the zenith of his career. It was a rare fighter that would make it enjoyable against him until he started losing focus.

As long as Tank Davis isn’t distracted by what occurred recently with his arrest in Florida, he’s got an excellent chance of continuing his success.

What time does ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Garcia start?

Tonight’s Tank vs. Garcia fight card event begins at 9:00 p.m. ET on January 7th at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C, on Showtime PPV in the U.S. and FITE TV in the UK.

He’s definitely getting up. As many times as he goes down, he’s definitely going to get up and fight,” said Kenny Porter to Fight Hub TV about Hector Luis Garcia when asked if he’ll get back up if he’s knocked down by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis tonight.

It’s not an easy fight for Tank. I didn’t mean to say that at all. That’s not what I’m trying to say. It’s not an easy fight. He’s in a dog fight, but Tank is just a bigger dog or a better dog.

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“I told Tank the one thing we never want to do is put our hand on a woman. He listened,” said coach Calvin Ford about his conversation with Tank Davis after he found out about the problems he had over a week ago when he was arrested.

“They counseling, they’re talking about it. She got frantic, and it happens. The good thing about it, we’re moving forward. I wasn’t really worrying about the fight anymore. I was worrying about him.

“After all this is over with, he’s still a person. That’s all I care about.  He knows that. You hear him say sometimes, ‘I don’t need this. This didn’t make me. I’m still going to be me because I stay humble.’

“I was wearing about him and his mental and how people were looking at him. If you notice, when he made his Tweet, he just wanted to clear his name. That made me give him the utmost respect.

“It’s not him being in very long. It’s with all the greats. They take time off. Tank has been boxing since he was seven years old. So at some point, he wants to sit back and get his thoughts together because now, we don’t have Floyd [Mayweather Jr].

“We don’t have Mayweather Promotions. This is GTD. So we got to sit back an iron all these things out to understand the real side of the business and put things in place, just like with his Tweet. He said he doesn’t have all these things because they used to take care of everything.

“So now, we got to regroup and put all these systems in place so we can move forward. Floyd did it when he left [Top Rank]. The same thing,”  said Ford when asked why did Gervonta choose to leave Mayweather and go on his own.

“The difference is, he [Mayweather] paid for his way out. Tank did his tour of duty with Floyd. So it was about time. Floyd was a man about it. He said nothing bad about it because he taught him to be honest. They’re going to do business again.

“They’re going to be friends again. It’s business. I look at them as one of the same. It’s Tank’s time to carry this next generation to where they want to go at.

“Floyd was doing his thing. You think as a young fighter that your promoter is going to be there. Floyd, he’s doing his thing, and even Tank said it. ‘If I was Floyd, I’d probably be doing my thing too.’

“You got to remember that Floyd really became a promoter when Tank came around because this company been in place, but he really became a promoter when Tank came around.

“He was more forceful, he was more around, and he came to more of the fights. So it was a learning curve for him too, and Gervonta has to go through the same thing with him bringing on fighters.

“So again, I’m happy for both of them. I wouldn’t say that.  Right now, he did his tour of duty,” said Ford when asked if there’s any animosity between Gervonta and Mayweather. “He did his time he was supposed to do, according to the paperwork.

“So at this time, ‘Let me see what I do.’ Floyd talks about it every time. ‘I spent such and such, and I made such and such.’ Tank is trying to do the same thing to take care of his family,” said Ford.

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