The world of fight sports activities is slowing waking up from its holidays slumbers. The primary massive boxing match of the yr is upon us this weekend with Gervonta Davis defending his WBA (common) light-weight title in opposition to Hector Luis Garcia.
The battle is a giant one solely due to the inclusion of Davis, who is among the prime pound for pound skills on the planet. The undefeated light-weight is anticipated to cruise by means of this battle to arrange a much more compelling contest in opposition to the undefeated Ryan Garcia.
This battle goes forward regardless of Davis’ ongoing authorized points. Davis is due in court docket subsequent month to reply 14 fees pertaining to a suspected hit and run incident, the place his SUV slammed right into a automotive holding 4 individuals (together with a pregnant lady). Earlier this month a girl accused Davis of making an attempt to kill her. That result in a home violence cost and a police report accusing Davis of slapping that lady within the face. Nonetheless, the 911 caller has since claimed that Davis didn’t damage her throughout this incident.
So there’s a variety of baggage going into this battle. Frankly, with the battle more likely to be a squash match, probably the most fascinating factor to occur right here might be Davis’ post-fight interview (if he’s requested about his very current run ins with the regulation).
Major Card (9 p.m. ET on Showtime PPV)
Light-weight: Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia (ringwalk anticipated for 12 p.m ET)
Welterweight: Jaron Ennis vs. Karen Chukhadzhian
Welterweight: Rashidi Ellis vs. Roiman Villa
Tremendous middleweight: Demetrius Andrade vs. Demond Nicholson
Prelims (6:45 p.m. ET on YouTube)
Middleweight: Vito Mielnicki Jr def. Omar Rosales by way of TKO, spherical 4 (0:26).
Junior welterweight: Brandun Lee def. Diego Luque by way of TKO, spherical 4 (2:55)
Junior middleweight: Travon Marshall def. Shawn West by way of TKO, spherical 1 (0:50)
Tickets on the Capital One Area in Washington D.C. can be found right here.
Davis vs. Garcia will air on tv by way of Showtime Sports activities PPV and value $74.99. The Showtime app can be utilized to stream Showtime content material on TV streaming companies Amazon FireTV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, XBOX One and sensible TVs from LG and Samsung.
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