Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0-0) defeated Ryan Garcia (23-1-0) Saturday night time at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas by way of a seventh-round knockout to stay undefeated. The KO was eerily much like how Bernard Hopkins defeated Oscar De La Hoya in 2004.
Davis, 28, had additionally knocked down Garcia within the second spherical after surviving a flurry of punches. His positioning and consciousness allowed him to ship the highly effective blow that left “King Ry” on the mat.
Garcia, 24, didn’t look the identical after falling to the canvas and was too busy making an attempt to keep away from one other brutal blow to stay the aggressor.
Davis is understood for his gradual begins, however solely threw lower than 5 punches by the point he dropped Garcia within the second body, which ultimately proved to be sufficient.
Tank managed the remainder of the struggle, and simply when Garcia was beginning to develop into extra lively, he landed the strike to the abdomen that emulated Hopkins.
Gervonta Davis emulates Bernard Hopkins
De La Hoya, 50, took a success much like what his fighter suffered by the hands of Tank. It occurred practically 20 years in the past at MGM Enviornment.
Hopkins, 58, was on Garcia’s aspect for the struggle and even began a scuffle throughout the weigh-in by touching Davis.
Knocking out Garcia similarly as Hopkins did De La Hoya is sort of poetic justice.
Regardless of the trash-talk within the two years main as much as the struggle, each fighters confirmed one another respect after the tip of the occasion.
Floyd Mayweather helps Gervonta Davis
Davis is now not promoted by Floyd Mayweather, however that did not cease the legendary boxer from stepping onto the ring alongside Davis earlier than and after the struggle.
Mayweather, 46, even gave Davis suggestions all through the bout whereas sitting ringside. At instances, Tank did not even hearken to his personal trainers, however was all the time trying to the entrance row seats in quest of “Cash.”
Davis’ victory makes him, by many’s requirements, the face of boxing and can possible enter him into the record of finest pound for pound boxers on this planet.
A rematch will most likely be within the works ASAP after packing your complete area on an evening filled with eventful knockouts.