One of the biggest fights you can make in boxing is just days away and slated to headline a sold-out T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis meets ‘King’ Ryan Garcia in a catchweight bout of 136 lbs.
These super fights come in rare instances nowadays in boxing as politics plays a huge part in them not happening. A lot of fans thought this mega fight was impossible to make official with two major networks having to work out differences with money, contracts, etc. as Davis represents Showtime and Garcia is promoted by DAZN. It took a while with hurdles and hoops to jump through, but we have a historical fight that is just right around the corner.
For ‘Tank’ Davis, we have seen him come from a young kid under the wing and tutelage of Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and morph into a bonafide superstar that is basically managing his own career now. Boasting an undefeated career of 28 wins with 26 of those coming by way of knockout, ‘Tank’ truly has become one of the biggest names in the sport today and while it seems like it happened overnight it has been a life’s work at just 28 years of age.
As for his opponent ‘King’ Ryan Garcia he is slowly but surely creating his own path of greatness at a young 24 years old. With every fight Garcia gains experience and continues to show why he is a star in his own right. Garcia’s biggest and most telling win of his career came against Luke Campbell in January of ‘21 in which we saw him face adversity with getting dropped but came back to win by (T)KO in the seventh.
The matchup itself is very intriguing and a bit of a puzzle if you are on the outside looking in. But once you truly dive into the fight and break it down you can get a better understanding on why Gervonta Davis is the favorite and has the best path to victory between the two combatants. In Tank’s early days he was nothing short of just a guy who threw with recklessness, and it worked out for him as none of his opponents could withstand his power. Now he has matured into an incredibly sound defensive fighter who has nearly perfected his timing, counters, range, and sets up his power shots very well. Just watch his fights over the last few years and you will see he has fought differently in all of them but in very smart and tactical ways. The one issue I could see Davis having in this fight is that he is a slow starter and tends to not throw much early on which could lead to Garcia winning the early rounds with his speed and counter shots. However, once Davis gets comfortable enough, he starts opening up more and truly makes his opponents feel every bit of his power shots from all angles with his most famous one being the uppercut. I expect this fight to be close and a bit of a feeling out process early on as the stakes are high with the world watching but, after the first three or four rounds we will begin to see why Gervonta Davis is nicknamed ‘Tank’. I think we will see Davis eventually hurt Garcia from the effects of his energy-zapping pressure or a perfectly timed counter. From there it will only be a matter of time until Davis finishes the job with another knockout on his record and the biggest win of his career.
Bet: Gervonta Davis Wins By (T)KO (-135), Gervonta Davis Wins In Round 7-12 (+250)
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