Davis vs Garcia set for first big fight of 2023

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Davis vs Garcia set for first big fight of 2023

Davis vs Garcia set for first big fight of 2023

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Davis vs Garcia set for first big fight of 2023

Gervonta Davis and Hector Garcia will star in the first world title fight of 2023 this January 7 at the Capital One Arena in Washington. The American will defend his WBA lightweight title against the Dominican in the night’s main event. 

It will be the fourth defense for the 28-year-old southpaw fighter, who is one of the most impressive talents in boxing who combines his excellent quality with exceptional punching power, which has made him an opponent to be feared by anyone he faces.

Gervonta won his 135-pound belt in December 2019 when he defeated Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa by technical knockout in 12 rounds. He has defended it against Leo Santa Cruz, Isaac Cruz and Rolando Romero in three big fights and will now face another challenge in his career.

Garcia is the super featherweight champion of the organization and accepted the challenge of moving up one category for this great fight. The Dominican, also a southpaw, has a good background in amateur boxing and that has helped him to establish himself in the professional ranks.

The Caribbean has earned his place through hard work and consistency, first with a victory over Chris Colbert in his eliminator fight last February and then by beating Roger Gutierrez for the world super featherweight title in August. 

Pre-fight promotional activities will take place this week and the official weigh-in will be held on Friday. Davis has 27 wins, no losses and 25 knockouts, while Garcia is also undefeated in 16 fights, with 10 knockouts.


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