Gervonta Davis sealed a 7th-round victory against Ryan Garcia with a brutal body shot. Garcia’s fans were roaring for him to get up after he was down on his knees, but to their disappointment, he didn’t since he was heavily injured.
Garcia’s undefeated boxing journey comes to an end, and the updated stats are now 23-1 (19 Knockouts). Conversely, Gervonta Davis will continue fighting in the world of boxing as an undefeated boxer whose record is now 29-0 (27 Knockouts).
It wasn’t exactly a one-sided match, Garcia threw some excellent combinations and got Davis hurt multiple times, but Davis smartly maneuvered and dominated. The entire arena was invigorated with energy when Davis knocked down Garcia in round 2.
After the outcome of the match, everyone is wondering who’s next for Gervonta Davis, and from the looks of it, Devin Haney could be the potential opponent; Another clash between the undefeated.
Gervonta Davis on the body shot
In the post-fight interview, Gervonta Davis speaks about the brutal body shot he landed; he was expecting Garcia to stand up.
“I didn’t think that body shot would end it, but I saw his facial expression and that’s what made me take it to him,” Davis said, as quoted by theguardian.com. “It was a good shot, for sure. I thought he was going to get up but I like to play mind games, so when he was looking at me, I was looking at him trying to tell him, ‘Get up!’.
. And he just shook his head, no”.
Ryan Garcia on losing the match
One defeat shouldn’t define anyone’s career; the young fighter has displayed performances that will be remembered in the history of the sport.
A comeback is always greater than a setback; it will be very interesting to see how Ryan Garcia makes his return. “I know we talked a lot of trash leading into the fight, but (Davis) knows what it is,” Garcia said. “It’s all love at the end of the day.
I was honored to be in the ring with a great fighter and I respect him a lot”. (Image source: Los Angeles Times)