Gervonta Davis’ exciting ninth-round stoppage over Héctor Luis García on Saturday night on SHOWTIME PPV® in which Davis caused Garcia to retire on his stool in a dramatic, made-for-TV-moment, will air on SHOWTIME this Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, giving fans another chance to watch Davis’ methodical breakdown of the previously undefeated champion Garcia.
In addition, Roiman Villa’s thrilling comeback majority decision victory against formerly unbeaten Rashidi Ellis on the pay-per-view undercard will also be included in Saturday’s delayed telecast. Villa, who upset a previously undefeated fighter on SHOBOX: The New Generation® in September, sent Ellis to the canvas twice in the pivotal 12th round to clinch the decision.
The event set a new live gate record for ticket revenue for Capital One Arena, topping a previous Rolling Stones concert. The Baltimore-native Davis has now sold out arenas in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York and Washington, D.C., cementing his status as boxing’s hottest, must-see young attraction.
Below are some notable headlines coming out of the event:
- The Washington Post— Davis Finds His Mojo
“Boxer Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis continued his rapid ascension with a convincing victory.”
- Associated Press— Davis Beats Garcia
“Davis found his groove in the fourth round, landing several jabs and bringing fans to their feet.”
“Tank once again packed the house, this time bringing in an announced attendance of 19,731 to Washington, D.C. He is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in the sport.”
- The New York Times— Gervonta Davis Sets Up For Ryan Garcia
“Inside the ring, Davis remains a reliable, efficient problem solver.”
- Yahoo! Sports— Davis Forces Garcia To Quit On His Stool
“Davis is like a lightweight version of Mike Tyson.”
- Sports Illustrated— Boxing Pound-for-Pound Top 10 Rankings
“This was a quality win.”
“Davis out-landed his foe by a margin of 99 to 55. Davis also landed an incredible 53% of his power punches.”
- Washington Times— Gervonta Davis On The Cusp Of Superstardom
“One of the biggest draws in boxing, Davis has proven he can attract a crowd in several cities throughout the United States. Davis remains captivating.”