Gervonta Davis took an extra step for his entrance at Wednesday’s media workout.
“Tank” Davis pulled up to the first fight week event in an armored truck. The five-time world champion Davis and undefeated Hector Luis Garcia put their skills on display.
The two meets on Saturday, but their matchup was previously in question after Davis was reportedly arrested and charged with one count of domestic battery in Florida, which is where he was training.
Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions, who organized Saturday’s fight, have not directly addressed the incident.
“This means a lot. I’ve actually fought in this gym before as an amateur,” said Davis. “I’m happy to be home in front of a great crowd.
“Coming up through my whole career, back to the amateurs, I had to fight in D.C. if I wanted to get to the nationals. I’ve been fighting in D.C. forever, and it’s like a second home to me.
“I know that Hector Luis Garcia is going to come to fight. We’re going to give the fans what they want to see.
“Garcia did what he had to do to earn this fight. He beat a top contender and then won the belt. Giving him the shot was the perfect timing for everyone. He’s earned his stripes.”
Davis is coming off of a sixth-round technical knockout of Rolando Romero in May.
Garcia last overcame Roger Gutierrez by unanimous decision in August.