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Davis impresses ahead of big clash

Sports 10 Jan, 2023 Follow News

Gervonta Davis retained his unbeaten record

Gervonta Davis defended his WBA ‘regular’ lightweight title with a comfortable nights work in Washington on Saturday. ‘Tank’ stopped Dominican Republic’s Hector Luis Garcia after eight rounds.

Davis had a turbulent build up to the fight having been arrested in Broward Country, Fort Lauderdale for an alleged domestic violence incident. No charges were pressed because the accuser withdrew the allegations.

Davis has had an extensive legal history stemming from incidents outside the ring. He is set to appear in court next month for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident in November 2020.

Chaos outside the ring but inside the ropes he was again dominant. Davis, 28, extended his record to 28-0 with 26 knockouts and is set to face fellow American Ryan Garcia in April.

Against Davis, the previously unbeaten Garcia did not get off his stool for the ninth round after taking a battering in the eighth and was heard telling his corner “I can’t see”.

Davis said he was “surprised” Garcia, 31, did not make the ninth, adding: “I knew he was hurt, he was hurt bad. He’s a fighter, so he didn’t want to show it.”

Speaking about facing Ryan Garcia, he said things were “going in the right direction”, while Garcia tweeted: “No more talking, let’s get it on.”

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