WBA Lightweight champion Gervonta Davis is going to defend his title against Hector Luis Garcia in Washington D.C. this Saturday.
Davis vs Garcia is TGB Promotion’s latest PPV boxing event for Showtime. The professional boxing event have announced 14 boxing bouts – 6 under the main card and 8 under the preliminary card. Both the main and co-main event will feature title fights in the event.
For the title feature bout, Gervonta Davis and Hector Garcia will face against each other. This will be Davis’ 3rd title defense following his regain in June of 2021. While Garcia will fight for a lightweight title for the first time in his career. Neither of them has met each other inside a boxing ring previously.
While the co-main bout will feature a fight between Jaron Ennis and Karen Chukhadzhyan for the interim IBF World Welterweight title. The American pro and the Ukrainian pro boxers will also face each other for the first time inside a ring.
Davis vs Garcia: Head 2 Head
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Both Davis and Garcia have been boxing in the professional ring for a good period. Davis first turned pro in 2013. While 3 years later, his upcoming opponent Garcia first stepped into the professional ring in 2016.
However, the Dominican has been mostly fighting under the super featherweight division, only shifting to the lightweight class this year. Which is why they haven’t faced against each other inside the professional ring yet. The upcoming Davis vs Garcia event match will be their first face-off against one another.
Davis vs Garcia Prediction:
The American professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis has an undefeated boxing record of 27 straight wins. Among which, 25 was won by KO. After winning the lightweight title in 2020, he regained it the following year defeating Mario Barrios. Following this, he defeated Isaac Cruz in 2021 and Ronaldo Romero last year to defend his title.
The Dominican boxer, Hector Garcia currently holds a 16-0 record with 3 NC from 19 professional bouts. Additionally, 10 of his victories came via knockout wins. Last year, he defeated Roger Gutierrez via unanimous decision to win the WBA super featherweight title.
Davis is definitely the more experienced and skilled one among the two. He has been fighting in the lightweight class for a good amount of time. While, this title bout will be Garcia’s first boxing match in the lightweight class. Therefore, he will require a good period before becoming accustomed with the extra weight.
Both fighters are excellent with their specialty, knockout. Therefore, the Puerto Rican is expected to provide a good challenge for the Tank. While, Davis seemly has the better odds, he shouldn’t take Garcia very lightly. Otherwise, his title and win streak might be in trouble.
But right now, the best active lightweight boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis is our definite pick for the upcoming Davis vs Garcia boxing event.