Before Gervonta Davis attempts to take down Ryan Garcia in a potential April 2023 clash, he must defend his WBA (Regular) lightweight title against the game Hector Luis Garcia on January 7. The fight takes place inside the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Davis won the lightweight title against Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2019. He defended the title against Leo Santa Cruz in October 2020 via knockout, winning the WBA (Super) super-featherweight title in the process. The 28-year-old has since defended the lightweight title successfully against Isaac Cruz and Rolando Romero, with the Romero fight back in May.
“Tank,” a Maryland native, made his pro debut in Washington. He last fought in Washington in 2016, beating Guillermo Avila via TKO.
“It feels good to be back home,” Davis stated. “All the greats have fought here and now I get to come back home and put on a great event. I love getting everyone together to have a party. That’s what it is. We grind in the gym, and a lot of people don’t see that, so when the big event comes, it’s time to show up.”
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Garcia knows a thing or two about upsets. He beat top prospect Chris Colbert back in February, ending his undefeated streak. In August, he returned and beat Roger Gutierrez for the WBA super-flyweight title.
“We’re coming to make this a battle,” Garcia stated. “Whether it’s toe-to-toe or he wants to move and box, me and my trainer are ready. We trust each other and that goes a long way in fights like these. “I want to make my name in this sport and make it last a lot longer after I’m around. I’m taking it one fight at a time, but I have big goals that I’m looking to reach.”
Here’s how much the two fighters are set to earn in this lightweight clash.
Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia fight purse, prize money
Per Sports Payouts, Davis will take home a guaranteed salary of $1.5 million. Garcia is expected to earn $350,000. The PPV share is split 60/40 in favor of Davis.
Per Total Sportal, Davis made a guaranteed total of about $2 million ($5 million following PPV sales) in his last fight against Rolando Romero. Romero made about $500,000 ($1.5 million following PPV sales). The PPV split was also 60/40. Against Isaac Cruz in 2021, Davis earned about $1 million. He took home 50% of the pay-per-view share.
Per Total Sportal, Garcia took home a guaranteed purse of $75K against Chris Colbert, who took home $500K.
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What is Gervonta Davis’ net worth?
Per Celebrity Net Worth, Davis’ net worth is around $4 million.
Comparing him to some of boxing’s young stars and all-time greats, Ryan Garcia has a net worth of around $10 million. Canelo Alvarez has a net worth of about $180 million. Errol Spence Jr. has a net worth of around $7-$8 million.
What is Hector Luis Garcia’s net worth?
It is unknown at this moment the net worth of Hector Luis Garcia.
When is Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia?
- Date: Saturday, January 7 | Sunday, January 8
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT
- Main event: 12 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. GMT | 4 p.m. AEDT (approx.)
Davis vs. Garcia takes place on January 7. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT. Davis and Garcia should make their way to the ring around 12 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. GMT | 4 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
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How to watch Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States/Canada||Sat. January 7||Showtime PPV|
|United Kingdom||Sun. January 8||TBA|
|Australia||Sun. January 8||Main Event, Kayo|
Fans can watch Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Garcia via Showtime pay-per-view.
You can stream on Showtime via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, your laptop, and any mobile or tablet device.
Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia PPV price: How much does the fight cost?
The fight will cost $74.99 on pay-per-view.
Davis vs. Garcia fight card
- Gervonta Davis (c) vs. Hector Luis Garcia for the WBA (Regular) lightweight title
- Jaron Ennis vs. Karen Chukhadzhian for the interim IBF welterweight title
- Rashidi Ellis vs. Roiman Villa; Welterweights
- Demetrius Andrade vs. Demond Nicholson; Super-Middleweights
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