Gervonta Davis ‘Not Looking Past’ His Fight On Saturday Vs. Hector Luis Garcia
They fight on January 7 in Washington D.C.
The Gervonta Davis show will go on as planned.
Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) assured that he’s not overlooking his upcoming opponent Hector Luis Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) – even if Ryan Garcia is on the other side of it.
“I ain’t gonna lie. He looks a little hungry. A lot of people overlook him, but I ain’t trying to overlook him. He looks like he’s ready. And it could be a life changer for him. You know what I mean? He wants to take my spot. So I’m definitely not looking past him. I’m in a real fight. January 7 is going to be a crazy night,” Davis said on an episode of the Showtime series “All Access.”
Garcia has spoiled plans before.
In 2022, he handed prospect Chris Colbert his first professional loss in February. After that, in August, he went on to beat Roger Gutierrez for the 130-pound WBA title.
Come Saturday, it’ll be the first time in Garcia’s career that he steps up in weight and will compete at 135-pounds.
But Davis-Garcia’s fight didn’t always seem like it was set in stone.
Last Wednesday, Davis was arrested in Florida on an alleged count of domestic violence. He has since been out on bond and has denied the allegations.
Showtime and PBC representatives have not released an official statement on the matter.
But during the “All Access” episode, Davis addressed the incident:
“I’m made for this. I’m here for a reason, for sure. The only person that can break me is myself,” he said.
“I’m not a kid anymore. I’m taking my priorities seriously. These things matter.
“We’re happy but deep down inside there’s more to accomplish. That’s how I feel as a fighter. Our job is never done. I want it all.”
Fight week kicks off on Wednesday with a media workout.