The subsequent Garcia in line is prepared for Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
Ryan Garcia was among the many world’s most observers throughout Davis’ eventual ninth-round stoppage of WBA 130-pound titlist Hector Luis Garcia (no relation) to defend his WBA ‘Common’ light-weight title. Davis was forward on all three scorecards after eight rounds, earlier than Dominican Republic’s Garcia complained of blurred imaginative and prescient in his nook.
The combat was stopped at 0:13 of spherical 9 of their Showtime Pay-Per-View fundamental occasion Saturday night from Capital One Area in Washington, D.C. Inside seconds of the official verdict being introduced, Davis’ subsequent potential opponent joined the chat.
“No extra speaking, let’s get it on – April fifteenth,” Ryan Garcia tweeted out instantly after the combat.
An official date isn’t but set for his or her mentioned superfight, although April was talked about because the focused timeframe all alongside. Davis (28-0, 26KOs) acknowledged at effectively after the combat, although mentioning the month however not a selected date for his or her beforehand agreed upon showdown which is able to take reportedly place at a most weight of 136 kilos.
“God keen, I’m prepared for the combat, it’s scheduled for April,” Davis advised Showtime’s Jim Gray after Saturday’s win. “He’s been speaking, he’s been coaching. Let’s see who’s actually about that.”
As beforehand reported by BoxingScene.com, Davis and California’s Garcia (23-0, 19KOs) reached a deal in precept final November, although on the time with the settlement that each would take separate interim fights earlier than resulting in a head-on collision. Davis seized the chance after having to accept a one-fight 2022 marketing campaign.
Garcia opted to forgo a deliberate January twenty eighth combat versus San Diego-based Filipino southpaw Mercito Gesta, preferring to go straight into the combat he wished all alongside. It can imply a nine-month ring absence for the 24-year-old from Victorville, California. His final combat got here on July 16, scoring a sixth-round knockout of Javier Fortuna simply three months after ending a 15-month hiatus with a twelve-round determination win over Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe final April 9 in San Antonio, Texas.
The unbeaten contender feels that he’s prepared now for the blockbuster combat he has craved for greater than a yr—and ready to grab the second as soon as that day arrives.
“Goodbye Tank,” insisted Garcia. “[It’s] over for you.”
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox