Gervonta Davis / Hector Luis Garcia (RECAP) Review
By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)
Gervonta Davis did what he was supposed to do against Hector Luis García and after three inert rounds at the beginning of the fight, he took control of the fight and stopped Garcia. The first round was a feeling out round with little activity but Garcia landed a few more shots in the second round to take the round,. You might have given Garcia round one and two plus possibly three, but after that it was all Gervonta “the tank” Davis.
The fourth round saw Tank dominate most of the round but García managed to land a straight left late in the round for his most notable shot. Throughout the fifth and sixth round, Davis was the busier and landed some good shots but García was competitive in both rounds. I had the fight even after the sixth round but it was becoming evident that Davis was the harder puncher.
Davis took his game to another level and started to throw and land more punches. Garcia still managed to land his share of punches throughout the seventh, but the seventh round belonged to Davis . The eighth round saw Davis take command, but the round was delayed as a fight in the stand delayed the fight in the ring. Tank landed 30 punches to Garcia only three and Davis entered into a search and destroy mode. Garcia eyes started to close and at the end of the round, he turned to his corner and stated he couldn’t see .
Davis connected on 99 punches vs Garcia 55 and Garcia only connected on 16% of his shots. While Garcia was more active with more punches thrown, they proved ineffectual as he failed to hurt Davis and Davis connected on 41% of his punches as he landed nearly double the punches and was more efficient with his shots.
The big fight over the horizon will be Ryan Garcia, the LA Flash with 23 victories and no defeat to go with 19 knockouts and Davis. This is one of those fights that will actually sale a few PPV . The problem is at what weight. Garcia has moved to140 pounds and a recent fight with Javier Fortuna. The first obstacles will be what weight they will fight. Davis titles are in the lightweight division and a 140-pound fight will not involve a belt .
The other obstacles are Davis’s legal issue including a possible domestic altercation and a hit and run accident that can land him in jail. So, the negotiations continue for what could be a big fight.