Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia FULL FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS. Gervonta “Tank” Davis knocked out Ryan Garcia with a seventh round body shot, a delayed reaction that saw Garcia take a knee and fail to beat the 10-count from referee Thomas Taylor.
Garcia (23-1, 19 KO) had also been down in the second round, caught open on a counter left hand from Davis (29-0, 27 KO).
Garcia, 24, had his good moments in the fight, but once Davis caught him in the second round, it just felt like the 28 year old from Baltimore was a bit too skilled overall for Garcia, who was taking a big step up in competition in his career, entirely because he truly wanted to do just that, he wanted a big fight and demanded it.
He got it, and Davis proved what he’d said in the build-up, that he was simply a better fighter. Davis did tell Jim Gray that a lot of his talk was just talk, and that he wasn’t entirely sure what approach he’d have until they were in the ring.
“I really don’t know until I actually got in there, but once I got in there with him, I felt like, skill-wise, (I) was unmatched,” he said.
The two combatants did show a lot of respect to one another when all was said and done, with Garcia taking the L with grace.
“Tank is a great fighter, I take my hat off to him,” Ryan said. “I know we talked a lot of shit, but he knows what it is, it’s all love at the end of the day. I was honored to be in the ring with a great fighter and I respect him a lot.”
The two shook hands at that point.