At this point, even Gervonta Davis’ harshest critics will acknowledge that his violent knockout power is very much real. With a KO percentage of just under 93%, more times than not, the Baltimore native has found a way to close the show.
When last seen, Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) was busy adding to his long list of highlight-reel-worthy knockouts. During the first week of the new year on January 7th, Davis placed his WBA “Regular” lightweight title on the line when he squared off against Hector Luis Garcia.
Although he attempted to bemuse Davis by using a bevy of angles and sly tricks, the hard-hitting star eventually laid his man out, stopping him in the ninth round. Now, the 28-year-old will look to take Ryan Garcia apart.
Officially, the two will slug it out in the center of the ring on April 22nd, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. By and large, the 23-year-old Garcia is expected to give Davis a rough night at the pugilistic office. However, despite Garcia liking his chances, most of the boxing world believes that at some point, the power of Davis will prove to be too much.
As the former multi-divisional star continues to ramp up his camp activity, Garcia has done the same. In his most recent outing, the flamboyant contender made quick work of Javier Fortuna, blasting him out in the sixth round of their July of 2022 showdown.
With Davis putting in the work behind the scenes, Garcia has decided to offer a bit of advice to his longtime rival. In short, Garcia hopes that Davis is doing much more than simply hitting the heavy bag and sparring countless hours in preparation for their mega bout.
“He better start training his chin,” said Garcia to InsideFighting. “He better start training his chin.”
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