Davis is the heavy favorite in this fight because Garcia is younger, less experienced, and hasn’t fought the same level of competition as Davis, according to many boxing experts such as Teddy Atlas. Davis has also never been knocked down in a fight. Garcia was sent to the canvas by Luke Capmbell.
Gervonta “Tank” Davis
Gervonta Davis is one the best young boxers in the world. Davis is 28 years old and from Baltimore. Davis’ professional boxing record is a perfect 28-0, winning 26 of his fights by KO or TKO. He won his last fight against Hector Garcia by injury retirement/TKO in the 9th round. Davis has -160 odds to win by KO and +433 odds to win by decision.
The odds for the fight to go the distance is +240 for yes and -367 for no. Davis is known for his punching power and finding a way to knock out his opponent. Many in the boxing world don’t anticipate this fight going the distance because both men have knockout power.
Davis is the current World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight world champion. Davis is listed at 5’5 and is a southpaw according to Premier Boxing Champions. A former three-division champion, Tank has defeated Ronaldo Romero, Isaac Cruz, and Mario Barrios prior to defeating Hector Garcia. According to Premier Boxing Champions, he is a five-time world champion over three divisions. He should be the toughest opponent Garcia has stepped in the ring with during his pro career.
Ryan “King” Garcia
Ryan Garcia is known for his speed and power. Max Kellerman said Garcia has fast hands and a lot of punching power during an interview with the 24-year-old boxer. Garcia’s professional boxing record is 23-0. Garcia won 19 of his fights by KO or TKO. He has +210 odds to win the fight, +400 odds to win by KO and +650 odds to win by decision. He is the underdog on betting sites.
The overall consensus from boxing experts is Garcia is the less experienced fighter despite only having five less professional fights. However, this is a moment he has prepared for. Not only did he start boxing at 7 years old, according to Garcia, he fought south paws Javier Fortuna and Luke Campbell as preparation for Gervonta Davis. Garcia said he will knock out Davis on multiple occasions. Garcia has been knocked down before, but went on to win that fight by KO.
28-0 (26 KO)
23-0 (19 KO)