The time for talking is over. Gervonta Davis and Hector Luis Garcia are ready to speak with their fists when they face off for the WBA (Regular) lightweight title. Will Garcia score an upset inside Washington, D.C.’s Capitol One Arena, or will Davis defend his title and add another knockout to his impressive resume?
A three-division champion, Davis won the WBA (Regular) lightweight title against Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2019. Davis has since won four in a row, his last fight a TKO win against Rolando Romero in May.
Davis’s title defense is clouded by ongoing legal battles.
There was originally some speculation that this fight could be postponed or called off after Davis was arrested for a domestic violence incident late December. Booked on one charge of Battery Causing Bodily Harm, Davis’ accuser later retracted what she stated on a 911 call, previously indicating that she was in danger. While the bout vs. Garcia continues, Davis is set to appear in court in February for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident in November 2020.
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A win against Garcia may bring Davis closer to a fight against Ryan Garcia, tentatively agreed upon for April in Las Vegas. He is looking to make the most of his upcoming fight while not dismissing his opponent.
“There’s been a lot of talk from other fighters in the division. I’m putting them on notice with this fight and the Ryan fight,” David stated at the pre-fight press conference. “I can’t get to Ryan unless I get past Hector. I’m showing everyone that I’m one of the elite guys.
An underdog in the fight (Davis the -1200 favorite and Garcia the +700 underdog, per BetMGM), Garcia is ready to put on a show fans won’t forget.
“The bottom line for me is that I can fight at whatever distance the fight requires me to,” Garcia stated before the fight. “I can use my reach or my power. I’m going to be ready. Gervonta better watch out on Saturday night. Because he lit the competitive fire under me when he put his hands on me during the face off. The real Garcia is right here.”
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Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia live results, updates
9:15 p.m. ET: Here comes Demetrius Andrade, the former WBO middleweight champion, ready to compete in super-middleweight action against Demond Nicholson.
9:08 p.m. ET: Brian Custer brings up Gervonta Davis’ recent domestic violence situation right as the Showtime PPV broadcast began. He and the woman involved will be undergoing counseling.
9 p.m. ET: The main card of Davis-Garcia has begun!
Prior to the main card, the YouTube prelims took place. Kyrone Davis def. Cristian Rios via unanimous decision (80-72, 80-72 and 79-73). Keyshawn Williams def. Gustavo Vittori via unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 60-54), and Jalil Hackett def. Joel Guevara via KO (2:22 into round one). Meanwhile, Brandun Lee def. Diego Luque via stoppage (2:55 in the fourth).
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— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 8, 2023
Vito Mielnicki Jr. def. Omar Rosales via TKO (0:26 into round four).
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When is Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia?
- Date: Saturday, January 7 | Sunday, January 8
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT
- Main event: 12 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. GMT | 4 p.m. AEDT (approx.)
Davis vs. Garcia takes place on January 7. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT. Davis and Garcia should make their way to the ring around 12 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. GMT | 4 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
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How to watch Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States/Canada||Sat. January 7||Showtime PPV, PPV.com|
|United Kingdom||Sun. January 8||Fite.TV|
|Australia||Sun. January 8||Main Event, Kayo|
Fans can watch Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Garcia via Showtime pay-per-view.
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Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia PPV price: How much does the fight cost?
The fight will cost $74.99 on pay-per-view.
Davis vs. Garcia fight card
- Gervonta Davis (c) vs. Hector Luis Garcia for the WBA (Regular) lightweight title
- Jaron Ennis vs. Karen Chukhadzhian for the interim IBF welterweight title
- Rashidi Ellis vs. Roiman Villa; Welterweights
- Demetrius Andrade vs. Demond Nicholson; Super-Middleweights