- Tarrian Rodgers
Gervonta “Tank” Davis dominate with Ryan Garcia mega fight on the horizon
Boxing fans are soon going to get one of the mega fights they have been clamoring for in Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia. Saturday night set the path to this opportunity when “Tank” Davis left no doubt as he walked his undefeated opponent Hector Luis Garcia down and caused enough damage to make him stay on the stool and forfeit in the 9th round. Davis ended the bout Saturday after eight rounds, as a flurry late in Round 8 left Garcia unable to see. The eighth round was a very controversial round as the fight was temporarily stopped when rapper Meek Mill got ejected for a fight outside the ring.
Once the fight commenced. Tank landed a fury of hard punches on the temple that nearly floored his opponent. Garcia asked his corner to stop the bout and gave Davis his 28th win without a loss as well as his 26th win by knockout. Next for Davis is the megafight with Ryan Garcia. After the fight Garcia took to twitter saying "Goodbye Tank, [it's] over for you. ... No more talking, let's get it on April 15." The Garcia fight is one of significant importance to the sport of boxing because it puts two of the sport's youngest and popular stars against each other. Garcia has lightning quick hand speed and will enjoy a considerable size advantage over Davis, who is 5-feet-5-and-a-half inches (Garcia is 5-foot-11.) Davis, as shown tonight, inflicts more of a patient approach; he constantly sets up his opponent for a Killshot. Davis' displays crushing power and combination punching, which is among the best in the sport. It’s a fight that has to happen. The only backdrop is Davis’ legal issues. Davis will stand trial on Feb. 16 in Baltimore for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident that took place in November 2020. Davis was accused of fleeing the scene of an accident that involved four people, including a pregnant woman. Davis faces 14 charges, including failure to immediately return and remain at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury. According to the Baltimore City State Attorney's Office, a Baltimore Circuit Court judge declined to approve a plea deal that would have avoided jail time. The trial is expected to last two days. When asked by the media about his legal situation Tank responded. "I have to bring my people in close and listen to my close ones, listen to [PBC founder] Al Haymon and just stay focused," said Davis. "There's a lot of bumps in the road but if we stay focused together -- that's how I'll (maintain) longevity in the sport." If Davis can get his legal matters out of the way, the next journey for his boxing career will be a hefty pay day. Culminating in the fight that everyone wants to see.