Gervonta Davis put his hands on Hector Luis Garcia during Thursday’s face-off at the press conference, but the lightweight champion said it was all “cool.”
Davis said that he was just testing his upcoming opponent, Garcia, who he fights in the main event on Saturday night from the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
“It was cool. He was prepared for what I was about to do,” Davis said. “That was just to check his temperature.”
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Davis has made it clear that he can’t get to his anticipated grudge match against former interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia in April until he gets past this Garcia on Saturday. “Tank” has credited Garcia for being a formidable foe, especially for his February 2022 upset over Chris Colbert.
“Tank” said that he isn’t looking past him.
But Garcia spoke confidently when he said that he should be the Garcia to be worried about.
“The REAL Garcia is right here. I don’t care who he’s focused on, because I know that I’m the true challenge,” Garcia said during yesterday’s press conference.
Garcia is undefeated in all 16 of his professional fights so far, and 10 of them are by knockout. He must recently overcame Roger Gutierrez by unanimous decision in August.
For Davis, he is undefeated in all 27 of his pro fights will all but two fights ending with a knockout. He most recently shut down Rolando Romero with a sixth-round TKO in May.