Jesús Cova’s view: war in Las Vegas  

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Jesús Cova’s view: war in Las Vegas  

Jesús Cova’s view: war in Las Vegas  

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Jesús Cova’s view: war in Las Vegas  

The undefeated Gervonta Davis Davis (The Tank), from Baltimore, Maryland, 28 years old and undefeated in 28 fights with 26 knockouts, WBA regular champion, and the Californian from Los Alamitos and of Mexican parents Ryan “The King” Garcia, 24 years old and with the same number of wins, 19 before the limit, will star this Saturday at the luxurious T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what is predicted to be a real war, scheduled for 12 rounds but without any title in discussion, at 136 pounds. Davis and Garcia are two of the best and most popular fighters of the moment, so much so that they have, respectively, 4.900 million and more than 9 million followers on the social network Instagram.  

The former is the current regular lightweight champion of the World Boxing Association, the dean of the controlling bodies of the sport of gloves universally. he won the belt against Cuban veteran Yuriorquis Gamboa by TKO12 on 12/28/19 and defended and retained it by unanimous decision against tough Mexican Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz on 12/5/21; Rolando Romero by KO6 on 5/28/22 and by TKO in 9 rounds against Hector Garcia, his last fight, last January.  

Before that Davis had won the WBA super lightweight title with a knockout in 11 against Mexican Mario Barrios in June 2021. He also won the super featherweight belt with a 7 round technical knockout over Jose Pedraza and kept it against Jesus Cuellar (KOT3), Hugo Ruiz (KO1) and Ricardo Nunez (KOT2) to go against Gamboa, as we said.(I)(II)  

A southpaw boxer (who switches to the right on the spur of the moment depending on how things are going), possessing a devastating left hook, which he opens the way with a scintillating jab. Davis, who was managed and protected by the legendary former world champion Floyd Maywheater from whom he parted ways last November, will go up against Garcia with the odds clearly in his favor.

However, it is clear that the challenge will not be easy to achieve their ultimate goal, to step out as the winner because Garcia will surely demand the maximum supported by his hand speed and great mobility in the ring, plus he will have two advantages that must be taken into account, such as his greater height and reach of 1.79 meters and 178 centimeters for 1.66 and 171 of the opponent. 

The Californian, who does not speak Spanish despite his Mexican family roots, but who always shows his pride in the land of his paternal and maternal heritage, will surely have a good part of the support of the spectators who should fill the capacity of 2O thousand people at the T-Mobile, a not insignificant support at all.  

Garcia made his professional debut on June 9, five years ago with a one-round knockout of Edgar Meza. He extended his winning streak to 11 and in the 12th bout he knocked out Miguel Carrrizoza in 1 to win the WBC and North American Boxing Federation (NABF) featherweight throne.  

He successfully defended it vs. Cesar Alan Valenzuela (TKO3), Fernando Vargas Parra (KO1) and then was crowned WBO, North American Boxing Organization (NABO) and NABF super featherweight monarch against Jayson Velez (DU) in May 2018. In November 2019 he knocked out Romero Duno in the first and was crowned WBO-WBC silver lightweight champion. Following a defense was for the WBC interim lightweight belt, which he won against former WBC bantamweight and lightweight Olympic champion, British Luke Campbell, by knockout in 7 after recovering from a knockdown, a performance considered the best of his young career. In his most recent victory, he defeated Javier Fortuna, on June 6 of last year, by knockout in 6.  

With that last victory he opened the door for next Saturday crucial test against the heavily favored Gervonta Davis in a clash that, we repeat, should be explosive, loaded with dynamite while it lasts, with the knockout hovering at every second on the T-Mobile stage in a show produced by DAZN and Showtime that will begin at 8:00. pm (Las Vegas time) with a card that will consist of three other bouts in one of which WBA super middleweight world champion, Cuban David Morrell, will expose the crown against Yamaguchi Falcao.  

We finish with a prediction about the potential outcome of a bout that has generated enormous interest in the boxing world, a prediction that we should have stated in a paragraph above: Notwithstanding Garcia’s obvious physical advantages (height, reach, very fast hands), we believe that “El Tanque” Davis is a couple of steps above the Californian and that in the end his defensive ability and destructive power (proven since amateur, in which he won over 200 fights, He will be propelled to victory, by any means necessary, most likely by KO, to remove any doubt that he is the best lightweight in the world and one of the five most brilliant fighters on the planet today.

With that last victory he opened the door for his crucial test next Saturday against the overwhelming favorite Gervonta Davis in a clash that, we repeat, should be explosive, loaded with dynamite while it lasts, with the knockout hovering at every second on the stage of the T-Mobile in a show produced by DAZN and Showtime that will begin at 8:00. pm (Las Vegas time) with a card that will consist of three other bouts in one of which WBA super middleweight world champion, Cuban David Morrell, will expose the crown against Yamaguchi Falcao.        

We finish with a prediction about the potential outcome of a bout that has generated enormous interest in the boxing world, a prediction that we should have stated in a paragraph above: Notwithstanding Garcia’s obvious physical advantages (height, reach, very fast hands), we believe that “El Tanque” Davis is a couple of steps above the Californian and that in the end his defensive ability and destructive power (proven since amateur, in which he won over 200 fights, He will be propelled to victory, by any means necessary, most likely by KO, to remove any doubt that he is the best lightweight in the world and one of the five most brilliant fighters on the planet today.


Great atmosphere in Las Vegas for Davis-Garcia



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