Gervonta Davis stops Ryan Garcia in 7th round for KO triumph (1:51)
Gervonta Davis stops Ryan Garcia with a specifically put body shot in the seventh round of their battle. (1:51)
11:52 PM ET
ESPN Staff Writer
- ESPN Staff Writer
- Formerly a college football author for The Dallas Morning News
- University of North Texas graduate
LAS VEGAS– Ryan Garcia took a beat, then dropped to one knee, the postponed impact of a stinging liver shot from Gervonta “Tank” Davis that floored Garcia for the 2nd time in their incredibly battle on Saturday, and this time, he didn’t beat the count.
The referee reached the count of 10 at 1:44 of Round 7 prior to 20,842 at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena, an anticlimactic however definitive surface to boxing’s most-anticipated match in years.
“I could not breathe,” stated Garcia, 24. “I was going to get back up, however I simply could not get up. … He simply captured me with an excellent shot – I do not wish to make no reasons in here – … and I simply could not recuperate. … He captured me with an excellent body shot, snuck under me and captured me great.”
And with that single left hand, Davis sealed himself as one of boxing’s pound-for-pound finest fighters, if not among the sport’s particular greatest stars in a 136-pound catchweight battle that was preceded by months of garbage talk and buzz.
“I am the face of boxing,” Davis stated later.
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