Is he the biggest star in America?
If reports are accurate, the match against Hector Luis Garcia in Washington represents another solid event for Gervonta Davis and his ascent in the sport.
Davis scored a ninth round victory over Garcia when the Dominican Republic boxer was unable to return to his position after being punished in the eighth round. The WBA super featherweight champion’s audio broadcast said he ‘can’t see’.
‘The Tank’ scored its 28th win in as many fights that night on the PBC/Showtime box office card – which is impressive considering the whole thing seemed questionable just days earlier.
The young boxer from Baltimore was detained by police following an allegation of domestic violence, however the woman who complained later dropped it publicly.
With the event going as planned, veteran sports journalist, Dan Rafael, has now reported that it has sold around 200,000 pay-per-view views in the United States. This follows a similar pattern from all events titled ‘Tanks’.
The source: @Gervontaa-Hector Luis Garcia @ShowtimeBoxing PPV topped 200k buys. Read my story, which contains numbers for all Tank PPVs, and also subscribe to my channel #Boxing news: https://t.co/RNE71mPaU2#DavisGarcia@StephenEspinoza@mabramson13@DeBlaz@AlBernstein@JimGrayOfficial
– Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) January 19, 2023
Despite being known by purists for one of the upsets of 2022 – a decisive win over Chris Colbert – Luis Garcia is certainly not a big name in the sport. That, combined with January 7 and extremely successful live portalall support the argument that Davis is now one of the biggest U.S. stars in the sport.
Victory for ‘Tank’ sets up a super fight with undefeated star Ryan Garcia. The pair have agreed to meet on April 15 in Las Vegas at a tempting 136lb and ‘Tank’ has previously predicted that it could sell over a million pay-per-views.
Set to be a dual broadcast and co-promoted event, the start match is a welcome change in a sport that often sees major fights fail at the stage. negotiate.