Washington – In a battle for the WBA “common” light-weight title, Gervonta Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) stopped beforehand undefeated Hector Luis Garcia (16-1, 10 KOs) in eight rounds, when Garcia didn’t come out for the ninth. (images by Amanda Westcott, Ryan Hafey)
The primary spherical started with two fighters jabbing and it was very technical. Within the second, it was nonetheless very technical, however extra punches had been beginning to move. Garcia was taking pictures jab and landed a couple of photographs.
Within the third, Garcia landed a number of laborious photographs when Davis tried to come back inside. The motion was heating up within the fourth, with the 2 buying and selling at shut vary. Each had been touchdown laborious, with Davis connecting with the higher photographs. Extra motion within the fifth, with the 2 boxers throwing and connecting extra typically.
Punches had been flying at shut vary within the sixth. Garcia was in a position to take Davis’ punches and was firing again. Through the seventh, Garcia was throwing plenty of punches. Davis was trying to counter, however not connecting clear. Within the ultimate minute, Davis was in a position to land a number of heavy blows.
The eight started with strong in-fighting, however then there was a timeout and pause within the motion as there was some disturbance within the crowd. When the combat resumed, they went proper again to buying and selling at shut vary. Within the ultimate minute, Davis related with a number of laborious photographs that rocked Garcia and buckled his legs. Garcia stayed on his ft however he was damage. When Garcia went again to his nook, he informed them that he could not see and the combat was stopped.