Gervonta 'Tank' Davis looks to kick off 2023 by getting an early win under his belt when he takes on WBA super featherweight champion Hector Luis Garcia in a lightweight contest. Many fans will be hoping for Davis make a statement ahead of a potential clash with Ryan Garcia which is provisionally scheduled for later this year.
Will Davis extend his professional record to 28-0, or will Garcia derail plans for mega-fight later this year? Here's everything you need to know about 'Tank' Davis vs. Garcia.
When is Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia?
Date: Saturday, January 7 | Sunday, January 8
Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT
Main event: 12 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. GMT | 4 p.m. AEDT (approx.)
Davis vs. Garcia takes place on January 7. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT. Davis and Garcia should make their way to the ring around 12 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. GMT | 4 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
What has been said?
Davis: ““I know we got two fights lined up, but this the main one that we focused on. “I’m ready to go through everybody in that division, that 135 division. “But this Garcia is the first person that we got to focus on, so we got to get through him first. “I ain’t gonna lie. He looks a little hungry. A lot of people overlook him, but I ain’t trying to overlook him. He looks like he’s ready “And it could be a life changer for him. You know what I mean? He wants to take my spot.
“So I’m definitely not looking past him. I’m in a real fight. January 7 is going to be a crazy night.”
Garcia: “Davis in my opinion is a top pound-for-pound fighter and one of the biggest punchers in boxing, so I know going into this fight that I’m an underdog. Not a lot of people are giving me a chance in this fight, but that’s what motivates me,”
“I was in the same situation going into the Colbert fight, but this time I had a real training camp. I believe my style will give ‘Tank’ problems. I’m a southpaw with many tricks and I will be using all of them when I step in the ring on January 7.,
“A victory against ‘Tank’ will solidify me as one of the best fighters in the world. I already believe that in my own mind, but the world will realize how good I am after this fight. I didn’t get here by myself. I want to thank my team for all their support. Getting this fight has changed my life forever, but winning it will do wonders for everyone on my team.”
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