Hector Garcia fought Gervonta Davis Almost then anyone fought with him and did not come close to winning. Davis, as he often does, got off to a slow start against Garcia on Saturday at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, in his bout for the secondary lightweight title.
When Davis starts to feel it, it’s usually the guy on the other side of the ring who shines.
Davis finished the race on Saturday after eight rounds, as a disturbance late in Round 8 left Garcia unable to see. Garcia asked his corner to stop the throw and gave Davis his 28th loss without a loss and a 20th tie by knockout.
Also a potentially exciting and hugely significant fight with Ryan Garcia (no relation to Hector) on April 15th.
There are always questions about Davis. This time caught in domestic violence 10 days before the battle and spent the night in prison. But quoi will be recitedDavis was released without allowing the arrest or the interception of his schedule to be disturbed.
He now faces a court date next month to leave the scene of the accident in 2021. Not being placed in prison, the transition to what he imagines is not only the highlight of his fighting career, but one of the. most ambitiously boxing.
Ryan Garcia is lightning fast, unlike Hector Garcia, and brings exceptional speed with him. But Ryan could ask Hector about Davis’s power. Hector was reasonably competitive, although two judges had it 79-73, and the other had it 78-74 at stoppage time. Yahoo Sports had Davis ahead 77-75.
Davis began to open up in the fourth and slowly broke down Hector. No one could stand up to Davis when he landed those straight, clean lefts, crushing lefts and devastating right hooks.
It seemed to be an overhand left wide in the eighth that led Hector to rethink things and finally his corner was good enough.
“I knew he was hurt,” Davis said. “He’s hurt bad, but he’s a fighter and he tried to hide.”
He could not hide it for long. As he made his way to the corner unsteady on his feet after the eighth, he told coach Bob Santos, “I can’t see. I can’t see.”
Santos spoke with him briefly but Hector did not leave the stool when the ninth bell began. His last official TKO was 13 seconds into Round 9.
That’s the kind of overwhelming power that Ryan Garcia is going to navigate. Davis is a lightweight version of Mike Tyson. You can tear him apart at times, although the excellent Davis punches slipped inside. But if you start hitting yourself, it’s a huge deal.
Only Isaac Cruz went full 12 with Davis and Davis injured his hand in that fight.
He only carries his enemies and if he gets a clear shot, he uses the power in his hands to put him to sleep with one punch.
Hector Garcia allowed Davis to join in 73 of 139 power shots and in the end, he did it. To beat Davis, he’s going to go to a fighter who has the quick hands that Ryan Garcia has, a terrific punch and plenty of power. make Davis afraid.
Davis has a lazy chin, and because he’s short and usually gives a few inches to his chest, he’ll take a few shots to get into his range. Ryan is going to have to guard Davis on the outside, which Davis has proven to be very difficult to do over the course of the long fight.
If that fight happens, he’s going to create a big star. Davis became a ticket-seller at many major urban venues on the East Coast. The next step is for him to start selling pay-per-views in large numbers.
Ryan is a charismatic and entertaining fighter who has a huge social media following but is now proving that he is much more than just a fighting boy.
Even if he throws Davis deep, he will prove that he has the chin that Davis can match his weight with as few punches as possible.
He is more experienced than many give him credit for, and he is patient enough not to rush and get out of control.
It is manipulable to anyone at light or super light.
If things go Davis’ way in the next few months, he will face Ryan Garcia and get a chance to prove that he is the real deal.