By: Sean Cross
Twenty-seven wins. Zero lost. He wins twenty-five by knocking out. World titles in multiple weight divisions. There’s a reason Gervonta “Tank” Davis is considered one of the biggest names in boxing. In fact, he’s expected to fight the heavily favored Ryan Garcia in the next several months — after 16-0 Hector Luis Garcia gets past Saturday night in Washington, DC. Garcia is no joke, though Davis is clearly favored to come in. World Junior Lightweight title, the man famous for upsetting the apple cart. The Davis-Garcia fight will be the main event of the pay-per-view card.
Davis, 28, last saw action in May 2022 when he defeated Rolando Romero in a thrilling affair. In addition to feuds with Garcia, Hector Luis and Ryan, Davis has been in the news for his legal troubles. He was arrested several weeks ago for assaulting the mother of his child (although the woman now claims he did nothing wrong) and is due to appear in court for the accident. So far, however, the man’s numerous run-ins with the American justice system have not resulted in any significant changes to his in-ring performance.
As for Garcia, he’ll be hoping to shock the world in a fight like last year’s highly regarded Chris Colbert in which he served as a last-minute replacement. Garcia then went on to capture the WBA Junior Lightweight Championship. Like Davis, Garcia is a southpaw. Also like Davis, Garcia never lost a fight. Although fans are looking forward to a matchup between Davis and the other Garcia, it’s not out of the question that the fighter known as “The Tank” could have a legitimate shot on his hands tomorrow night at DC’s Capital One Arena.