Tank Davis’ next opponent named

And it’s not Ryan “Kingry” Garcia…not yet, at least.

Undefeated WBA “regular” lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) returns to his native DMV area to face undefeated WBA super featherweight champion and upset artist Héctor Luis García (16-0, 10 KOs) on Saturday, January 7 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., headlining a Showtime PPV event. Pre-sale tickets will be available Tuesday through Ticketmaster with the code: BOXING

Garcia is coming off consecutive upset wins over Chris Colbert in February and Roger Gutierrez in August. Against Davis, he will be a decided underdog again.

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  • Good for Garcia, he’s definitely earned the payday that this fight will bring. I don’t think wins it, but I thought the same thing before his last two fights and he proved me wrong both of those times, so let’s see what he can do.

  • Glad that Tank’s picked a good opponent for Tank. Tank should win of course but still a good opponent. Tank destroys Ryan Queenry next.

  • Tank fighting the smaller opponent once again whos not even in the same division. Looks good in the press but we all know its a cherry pick to make he look good.
    Kingry in 2!

    • Any fighting at 135 is 135.Tank moved from 130 to 135 . what’s your formula of smaller and bigger guy here.just because Tank destroy them at 135 is a bigger guy?cut it man.this is a credible opponent.stop the hate.i guess your excuse on the Ryan fight will be he was weight drained

    • Dude Tank is small himself and he already beat up a 140lbs guy. He’s set to take on the much larger Ryan Garcia. What more do you want from the guy?

  • Fighting a guy With no chance of stopping him so no chance of winning ..Garcia will destroy davis like tommy hearns did Duran

  • SHOWTIME has been making subscribers pay for PPV fights where one or both of the opponents, in this case, BOTH, do not have enough mainstream media recognition to merit a PPV- caliber event…

  • I think it is very kind of the Baltimore court to push back Tank’s trial date to February so that 27 months after his hit and run in the Lamborghini he will face trial. Perhaps the PPV will help provide sufficient funds in case he potentially has to pay out to the 4 victims hospitalized in the Toyota and to the store. That PPV $ will help buy more Lambos but he should get a driver so that he doesn’t have to leave the scene of the crime because of a revoked license. (Again) I think I’ll pass on the PPV. I like the Shobox just fine.
    On 2nd thought 238K PPV rate averaged over his last 3 fights isn’t too good. But it does reinforce the common opinion that his fights did not warrant PPV to begin with. Not because of him-he says he’s a great guy, because of his opponents.

  • Another Pay-Per-Spew from PBC. Along with promoters getting fans hyped up for yet another fight that won’t take place.
    Tank vs Garcia has no venue, no date and no contract signed.
    Moreover they will both argue over A-side, B-side, weight and money before Garcia pulls out citing “mental health”.
    This is the sad state of boxing

    • Hector Garcia is not a journeyman fighter. He has solid skills. Off course, Gervonta Davis is the favorite and should be, However, sometimes the man with the will to win beats the man with the skill to win.

  • Tank has been a world champ for 2 months short of 6 years now.
    Has fought in 3 weight classes.
    The best names on his record are still Pedraza, an ancient Gamboa and another pretender who was dragged up weight classes in Santa Cruz.
    No unification fights.
    No Haney, Stevenson, Lomachenko, Taylor, Lopez, Valdez, Garcia or Prograis.
    Hell, not even Linares, Berchelt or Tevin Farmer.
    His resume sucks and still they feed him guys who are no hopers.
    I feel bad for him as much as anyone. We’ll never know how good he could’ve been.

  • Tank had his hands full with Barrios at 140 until the stoppage. Ryan Garcia is as tall or taller than Barrios, more skilled, great hand speed. However, I think he’s chinny. This should be a great fight for as long as it lasts.

  • I think Héctor Luis García has a good chance in beating tank davis cause he fights smart!! Garcia is a live dog!!

  • Garcia is unconventional and will present a problem early, however, I believe Davis will adjust fire and win a decision.

  • Is Hector Luis García the Cuban cat that has been on a tear? Props to Davis as this won’t be a walk in the park.

    Garcia is also a southpaw and is awkward. Davis will have the opportunity to really let his hands go because of the pace, but that will also open him up for an unbalanced knockdown from counters.

    If Garcia is well ahead on points, it won’t matter because Davis has a potentially huge payday next fight.

    This one could very well end with Davis knocking out Garcia late, on a surprise counter uppercut.

    Regardless, this is going to be a good fight. I’d say great, but the styles call for a lot of hurry up and wait.

  • I have to say I respect his decision to take a tune up fight against a respectable opponent. Can’t wait to see him in the ring with Kingry, even the build up for that fight is intriguing.

  • another ho hum opponent for Davis. They protect this guy like no other. Let him loose already and let the fans get at least one real fight. Geeeez!

  • why pay for a tune up fight which probably be more of a sparring match getting ready for garcia tank should knock out garcia in the late rounds

  • Hahahaha what a pussy! I knew it.
    We all knew it. And now the tankie hankies going on damage control. Seems the only ones who think Ryan Garcia will lose are tankies hankies because Davis didn’t want the smoke.

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