Capital One Arena, Washington, USA. In the main event of the PPV show, the WBA World lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg) is an American Gervonta Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) beat the champion below the Dominican division Hector Luis Garcia (16-1, 10 KOs). Interestingly, at the same time, he did not put his belt on the battlefield.
The fight of two left-handers began at a leisurely pace with a shootout with jabs. Both clearly strove to work as the second number, which is why almost nothing happened in the starting three-minute period.
In the 2nd round, Garcia fired below the belt, for which he received a warning from the referee (the Dominican had previously dealt with illegal strikes). Three minutes again did not work, but at the last second Davis still brought his fist to the target.
The fighters started the 3rd three-minute period a little more actively, but then again switched to tactical confrontation. Garcia is more accurate. He works very well as a counter puncher. In the next round, the underdog scored the first sweeping miss. Lucky – “Tank” did not have time to counter. We have a little more exchanges, mutual hits. Davis seems to have shot, but Garcia solidly responds.
Underdog boxing confidently and coolly. Today he proves that the victory over Chris Colbert was not at all accidental. When needed, he is very collected and focused. But to be honest, the low pace set by Davis plays into his hands.
The favorite began to press a little more aggressively. The number of successful moments immediately increased. Wow, what exchanges began in the 8th round.
The fight is suspended – a fight in the hall. The hooligans were taken out, the fight resumed. A few seconds before the bell, Davis staggered Garcia – it’s amazing that he stayed on his feet. Something is happening in the corner of the underdog. “Tank” is angry. It is clear that the Dominican will not enter the 9th three-minute period.
Davis RTD 8.