Gervonta Davis Defends WBA Lightweight Title Against Unbeaten Hector Luis García on SHOWTIME PPV® This Saturday, January 7
WBA Lightweight World Championship – 12 Rounds
Gervonta Davis – 134 lbs.
Héctor Luis Garcia – 134 lbs.
Referee: Albert Earl Brown; Judges: Dave Moretti (Nev.), Stephen Rados (Md.), Wayne Smith (Va.)
IBF Interim Welterweight Championship – 12 Rounds
Jaron Ennis – 145 ½ lbs.
Karen Chukhadzhian – 146 ¼ lbs.
Referee: Malik Waleed; Judges: David Braslow (Md.), Tammye Jenkins (Wash. D.C.), Paul Wallace (Md.)
IBF Welterweight World Title Eliminator – 12 Rounds
Rashidi Ellis – 146 ¼ lbs.
Roiman Villa – 145 ¾ lbs.
Referee: Brent Bovell; Judges: David Braslow (Md.), Tammye Jenkins (Wash. D.C.), Paul Wallace (Md.)
Super Middleweight Bout – 12 Rounds
Demetrius Andrade – 167 lbs.
Demond Nicholson – 167 ¼ lbs.
Referee: Malik Waleed; Judges: Stephen Rados (Md.), Wayne Smith (Md.), Paul Wallace (Md.)
Super Welterweight Bout – Eight/10 Rounds
Vito Mielnicki, Jr. – 153 ¼ lbs.
Omar Rosales – 152 ¾ lbs.
Referee: David Braslow; Judges: Wayne Smith (Va.), Stephen Rados (Md.), Paul Wallace (Md.)
Super Lightweight Bout – Eight Rounds
Brandun Lee – 141 ½ lbs.
Diego Luque – 141 ¼ lbs.
Referee: Brent Bovell; Judges: Wayne Smith (Va.), Stephen Rados (Md.), Paul Wallace (Md.)
Note: Contracted weight 143 pounds.
Super Welterweight Bout – Eight Rounds
Travon Marshall – 149 ¾ lbs.
Shawn West – 151 ¼ lbs.
Referee: David Braslow; Judges: Tammye Jenkins (Wash. D.C) Manuel Vincens (Wash. D.C.), Wayne Smith (Va.)
Note: Contracted weight 152 pounds.
On what he wants people to know about him:
“I’m human. I’m much more of a person than just a boxer. I’m not someone who’s mean or stuck-up 24/7. That’s just me in the ring or making weight. I’m a humble guy. I don’t boast about myself.”
On Ryan Garcia predicting he’ll stop Davis in two rounds:
“Two rounds? That’s crazy. Rolly said the same thing. [Ryan] made a bet with Errol Spence, and he lost that bet. Tell him that again, for sure.”
On Devin Haney’s authenticity as an undisputed champion:
“They gave Devin a belt. He didn’t fight for his belt. When he became undisputed, he waited for Kambosos to win the belts. When Teofimo had the belts (he didn’t fight him). But he has all those belts and people still don’t know him. He knows who the real champ is.”
On facing a difficult opponent in Héctor Luis García before he takes on Ryan Garcia:
“I feel as though it will keep me active so I’m not just sitting around. I feel as though I have a tough fight with Ryan so why not stay active and actually work on mistakes and things like that so I can be sharp for the Ryan fight.”