Gervonta Davis next fight: Rising star to face Hector Luis Garcia in tune-up bout ahead of Ryan Garcia

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After Thursday’s information {that a} battle between Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia was a “done deal” for the primary half of 2023 and that Davis would first take a battle on Jan. 7, we now know the title of Davis’ “tune-up” opponent. Davis will battle Hector Luis Garcia at Capitol One Area in Washington D.C., Davis announced on social media on Friday.

Luis Garcia (16-0, 10 KO) is coming off a unbelievable yr. In February, he stepped in for WBA tremendous featherweight champion Roger Gutierrez in opposition to Chris Colbert when Gutierrez was pressured out of the bout because of COVID. Regardless of being a +1100 underdog, Luis Garcia dominated Colbert for a large resolution win.

That victory earned Luis Garcia, a 2016 Olympian, a shot at Gutierrez for the title. Luis Garcia received the battle and the title, largely as a result of Gutierrez spent the primary eight rounds of the battle doing little to nothing till his nook started threatening to cease the battle. Gutierrez stepped up over the ultimate rounds and had Garcia wanting overwhelmed, but it surely was too late into the battle and Luis Garcia took the choice.

He now strikes to light-weight to battle Davis, who had vacated the identical belt that Garcia finally received from Gutierrez.

Davis (27-0, 25 KO) solely fought as soon as in 2022, scoring a sixth-round stoppage of Rolando Romero in Might. It was an odd battle, with Romero largely outboxing Davis earlier than Davis landed an enormous left hand that ended the battle.

Davis has emerged as one of many brightest younger stars in boxing over the previous a number of years, with gorgeous energy that has adopted him from tremendous featherweight as excessive as tremendous light-weight.

The battle with Ryan Garcia has been one demanded by each fighters and boxing followers for years. All Davis has to do to lastly make it a actuality is get by a special, much less heralded, Garcia in January.

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