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Showtime Confirms Gervonta Davis January Return

Showtime Confirms Gervonta Davis January Return

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Showtime Confirms Gervonta Davis January Return

Esther Lin- SHOWTIME

Showtime Confirms Gervonta Davis January Return

Friday afternoon saw Showtime Boxing confirm the early 2023 return of Gervonta Davis in a PPV for them.

And, while the bigger news Thursday had been the confirmation that Davis and fellow unbeaten Ryan Garcia will be meeting in the first half of 2023, Davis had insisted that this tune-up bout will take place first.

From the Showtime official release

“Five-time world champion and boxing superstar Gervonta “Tank” Davis is returning to his native DMV area to face undefeated world champion Héctor Luis García in a high-stakes showdown on Saturday, January 7 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., headlining a SHOWTIME PPV in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions….

The Baltimore native Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) has established himself as one of boxing’s hottest attractions, capturing five world titles through three divisions, including the WBA Lightweight Title he currently holds. After blasting out the previously unbeaten Rolando Romero with a single punch in May, Davis returns to take on Héctor Luis García needing to pave the way for the recently announced blockbuster clash against unbeaten star Ryan Garcia in the Spring of 2023.

The WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Héctor Luis García (16-0, 10 KOs), who represented the Dominican Republic in the 2016 Olympics, is coming off a spectacular 2022 with two marquee victories. Now training in Las Vegas, García scored one of the biggest upsets of the year in February, when he defeated then-unbeaten Chris Colbert, before capturing the world title with a decisive unanimous decision over incumbent Roger Gutierrez in August.”

Not an easy opponent for “Tank” Davis

The decision to take on the unbeaten Garcia is intriguing and is definitely more marketable than some other opponents that Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime could have put in front of Davis.

You can hear our insider Dan Rafael and me about Davis and concerns over his legal troubles perhaps creating a serious obstacle for the potential Garcia fight on our “Big Fight Weekend Preview Podcast” by clicking below.

It’s still unclear whether Garcia will also have a “stay busy” fight coming in January like Davis to get him some activity or whether he would simply continue to train and get ready for the biggest fight of his career by meeting the flamboyant hard punching Davis.

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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