As most of boxing’s largest stars try to determine their 2023 schedule, Gervonta Davis has already lined up the primary half of his calendar.
First up for the soft-spoken energy puncher out of Baltimore, Maryland, might be a showdown towards the streaking Hector Luis Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) on January seventh. In fact, following a banner 12 months, one which included victories over Chris Colbert and Roger Gutierrez, Hector is chomping on the bit.
Ought to issues go in accordance with plan, Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) will then sq. off towards Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) sooner or later in April. Because the newly turned 28-year-old examines each Garcia’s, he’s come to the conclusion that neither man has the whole package deal.
“I don’t suppose both of them is a whole fighter,” mentioned Davis to a gaggle of reporters.
No matter his bravado, Davis is working tirelessly behind closed doorways as he prepares himself for battle. Within the case of Ryan, the 24-year-old had seemingly left behind the 135-pound division for good. But, even after ending the night time of Javier Fortuna within the sixth spherical earlier this 12 months in his tremendous light-weight debut, Ryan has determined to maneuver again down in weight as his showdown towards Davis will happen at a catchweight of 136 kilos.
Whereas he’s assured in his means to go away his opponents face down on the canvas, Davis is not going into both bout overly anxious or stuffed with hubris. Contemplating that each Garcia’s sport undefeated data and produce a bevy of harmful expertise to the desk, Davis is aware of good and effectively that it’s going to take way more than his vaunted left hand to get the job performed.
“I can not simply go in there and attempt to knock both opponent out. It’s extra than simply punching energy, it is expertise together with boxing IQ.”