- Gervonta Davis opens as a -1600 favorite against Hector Luis Garcia at +820
- “Tank” Davis has a KO win ratio of 92.5% (25 KOs), what chance does Hector stand?
- I give my betting prediction on why Davis by KO is the best bet for Jan 7.
Hector Luis Garcia may not be the Garcia we were expecting boxing superstar Gervonta “Tank” Davis to take on next. Nevertheless, he poses a threat when “Tank” returns to kick off 2023 on Saturday, January 7, at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
The two southpaw boxers will headline a Showtime PPV, and Davis will put his 135-pound title on the line. We review the latest boxing odds for Gervonta Davis vs Hector Luis Garcia below with a fight pick to follow.
Gervonta Davis vs Hector Luis Garcia Odds
|Hector Luis Garcia||+820|
The latest boxing odds are heavily in favor of Gervonta Davis -1600. That’s an implied win probability of 94.1% for the Baltimore kid, who is looking to cement his legacy in 2023 with super fights. Hector Garcia is a solid champion at 130 pounds and is widely overlooked at +820 on most online sports betting sites.
Betting Prediction for Gervonta vs Hector
Hector Garcia, is 16-0 with three no-contests and 10 wins by knockout. After getting past Roger Gutierrez he won the most significant victory of his entire career this past year when he became the WBA super featherweight champion.
Hector Garcia is no joke and Davis will have to watch for the counter left, that knocked Chris Colbert to the canvas in Las Vegas earlier this year.
Garcia took the fight against Colbert on two-weeks notice and ended New Yorker’s 16-0 undefeated run. In terms of betting on Hector Garcia as an underdog, he was a +1500 underdog.
The Dominican boxer competed in the 2016 Olympics and then turned pro later that year. After amassing an impressive record of 16-0, at the age of 31. Garcia will be up against his toughest test to date this January as he takes on the rising star of “Tank” Davis.
We saw just how talented “Tank” is in his last bout against Rolly Romero. Shows the fans he can be patient when needed and then go for the finish once an opening presents itself. Davis has proven himself against great featherweights already such as Léo Santa Cruz and talented lightweights in Mario Barrios.
Garcia’s 130-pound title will not be on the line, as the fight is set for a 135-pound catchweight. Presumably in favor of Davis, defending his regular lightweight belt and looking to keep busy while fighting a recognized champion. Hector Garcia will be aiming to spoil Davis’ party and stop the build-them-up to the Ryan Garcia fight.
That all being said, Davis has always managed to find a way. The smart money here is on “Tank” by KO. If we are round betting I’d pick the later rounds, between 8-12.
Betting Pick: Tank by KO.
Frank Martin Hypes Future Fight Against Davis
Frank “The Ghost” Martin another PBC fighter who trains with Davis, wants to set up a future fight. Martin is 16-0 with 12 KOs to his name, his next fight takes place on December 17th against Michael Riveria.
“I want to get this fight with [Michel] Rivera out of the way, and I think the fight between me and Tank will be a super, a great fight,” said Frank Martin to Fighthype.
“With me sparring him [Tank], you got good days and bad days of sparring. It’s cool that I was able to get in there and spar with him and feel the power and feel the speed and stuff.
“It’s boxing. That’s the thing about it,” said Martin when asked if Hector Luis Garcia and Ryan Garcia pose a threat to beating Tank Davis.
“I think Hector Garcia is a good fighter. He’s a tough fighter, and he’s been upsetting guys too. I think with that fight, Tank is too elusive, and that guy, Hector, his defense is not the best.
“He’s got good offense, and he comes forward and coming to fight, but you’ve got have some kind of defense. You’re not just going to go in and walk Tank down in how he [Hector Garcia] walked Chris Colbert down. It’s not happening.
“He’s got to be careful. If he goes in and try to do something [against Tank], he might get caught. That’s a fight that I see Tank winning and the Ryan Garcia fight. I think Tank will win that fight too, but like I said, it’s boxing. Anything can happen in the ring,” said Martin.
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