Gervonta Davis recently added to his knockout record by stopping Hector Luis Garcia in Washington DC.
‘Tank’ put in a measured performance until the time was right to start punishing his opponent – and punish he did. Garcia retired on his stool after a particularly brutal left hand that left him without vision momentarily.
With the victory, Davis moves to 28 win, 0 losses and 26 stoppages – and he continues to draw praise from throughout the boxing world. One man who had positive things to say was promoter, Eddie Hearn.
Hearn told the DAZN Boxing Show that he was excited by the hard-hitting and ‘fearless’ Davis, comparing him to legends of the game like Mike Tyson.
“Gervonta’s a very exciting fighter, he’s also an outstanding fighter. I wanted to know if he got through and progressed the Ryan Garcia fight and see how his head might be after everything had happened.”
“The dangerous thing about Gervonta Davis, he’s not a deep thinker. He’s not an articulate young man. He’s a bad kid. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. He’s a bad mother****** . Just like Mike Tyson, some of these other greats were. And that makes them dangerous because they’re fearless, you can’t get into his head.
“Gervonta loses rounds, but he wears you down, punches very hard. You can’t switch off against him. It’s not like he’s technically this incredible fighter, that you’re not going to win rounds off him.”
Despite the praise, ‘Tank’ and the promoter have a somewhat precarious relationship.
When the undefeated Baltimore brawler was out of his contract with Mayweather Promotions, Hearn reached out with an offer to stage a Ryan Garcia fight. In response, Davis posted the email – financial details and all – to his Twitter to publicly decline.
If everything plays out as it should, the fight will still happen – albeit without Hearn’s involvement. The two young superstars in the making have agreed to put their undefeated records on the line for an April 15 catchweight clash in Las Vegas.