WBA “regular” lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) retained his title by stopping previously unbeaten WBA super featherweight champion Héctor Luis García (16-1, 10 KOs) between rounds eight and nine on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 19,731 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Competitive fight early on. Davis began to connect midway. Garcia had his moments also. Good exchanges in round seven. Tank staggered Garcia in round eight and Garcia didn’t come out for round nine. Official time was :13 of round nine. At the time of the stoppage, Tank led 79-73 on two cards and 78-74 on the third.
Garcia later stated that a Davis punch short-circuited the eyesight in his right eye. He will return to the 130lb division where he remains champion. Tank moves on to a mega fight with Ryan “Kingry” Garcia.