Gervonta “Tank” Davis has a very lucrative date with fellow superstar Ryan Garcia this April, but he’ll have to pass a potentially dangerous test this evening when he takes on undefeated Super Featherweight champion Hector Luis Garcia in Washington, DC.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of today’s main event below. The Showtime-streaming broadcast kicks off at 9 p.m. ET, with Davis and Garcia likely making the walk closer to 12 a.m ET.
Garcia is no stranger to flipping the script, having routed the highly touted Chris Colbert in what multiple outlets consider 2022’s Upset of the Year. He subsequently claimed the WBA’s 130-pound title with a wide decision over Roger Gutierrez, and now he’ll move up five pounds to face Davis.
“Tank” is coming off a one-punch knockout of rival Rolando Romero, which followed his first trip to the judges since 2014 in a victorious effort against Mexican slugger Isaac Cruz. Though he’s faced considerable legal trouble, both in recent accusations of domestic violence and an alleged hit-and-run, there’s a whole lot of money on the table if he can get past Garcia.
In Welterweight action, ultra-prospect Jaron “Boots” Ennis faces undefeated Karen Chukhadzhian in an IBF eliminator and Rashidi Ellis takes on Colombian puncher Roiman Villa. The broadcast opener pits former two-division champion Demetrius Andrade against Demond Nicholson in the former’s Super Middleweight debut.
Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia
Jaron Ennis vs. Karen Chukhadzhian — Ennis def. Chukhadzian by unanimous decision (120-108 x3)
Rashidi Ellis vs. Roiman Villa — Villa def. Ellis by majority decision (113-113, 114-112 x2)
Demetrius Andrade vs. Demond Nicholson — Andrade def. Nicholson by unanimous decision (100-88 x3)
WBA “World” Lightweight Championship: Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia
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