This past Saturday night in Washington, Gervonta 'Tank' Davis retained the WBA 'regular' lightweight title with a stoppage win over previously unbeaten Hector Luis Garcia.
In what was a physical fight, Davis opened up in the eight with several hard punches to put Garcia in serious trouble at the end of the round. Garcia was unable to come out for the ninth after indicating to his corner that his vision was impaired.
An interested observer in last weekend's pay-per-view clash, was former two-division world champion Shakur Stevenson.
During the battle of unbeatens, Davis came forward with little fear of Garcia's power.
"[Davis] doesn’t care about getting hit. He’ll have no concern. In his brain he will feel like he can take anybody’s punches and so far he’s been holding up," Stevenson said to The DAZN Boxing Show.
Davis is now lined up for a high-stakes pay-per-view mega-fight with undefeated Ryan Garcia. Their clash is targeted for the month of April.
Garcia, who now competes at the junior welterweight division, will meet Davis at a catch-weight of 136-pounds.
While Davis had little regard for the punching power of Hector Garcia, Stevenson believes Tank will utilize much smarter tactics against Ryan Garcia, who has some pop in his punches.
"No, I don’t think so. I think Ryan is a good puncher, but I doubt that he is going to just walk forward and take any punches from Ryan Garcia. I think he’s a smart fighter and will adjust," Stevenson said.
Garcia was slated to have an interim-fight in the month of January, against veteran Mercito Gesta. He decided to walk away from that scenario and will now sit back to finalize the terms for the April fight with Davis.