(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: Directly from the site of what has been billed as the “Fight of the Year” thus far in 2023, we present coverage of the “King”, Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta “Tank” Davis bout. Although it is NOT for a prestigious world title, it has become “Thee” fight that the world’s boxing fans have been clamoring for and dying to see. And see it they will tomorrow, on Saturday, 4/22, “Live” from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
We also thank Mario immensely for providing us access to some of the outstanding Pre-Fight and Final Press Conference photos as well as the fighters’ quotes that we are posting for you. This will certainly give our viewers a chance to see the full fight scene environment and get a sense of the intensity and promotion that surrounds this mega-battle of these two young, great ones. In addition, there are some photos that were captured during the Press Conferences that took place here in Los Angeles and in New York.
Boxing fans can watch it in the relaxed comfort of your home, apartment, Man Cave, etc. with family and/or friends, via Pay Per View (PPV) on Showtime PPV. It promises to be one of the most incredible displays of heart, courage, fury, and pride all wrapped up into one 12 round professional boxing match that we repeat, is NOT up for a Title Belt. See what our good friend, the Publicist from Las Vegas, NV, Mario Serrano, has sent us to share with our viewership.
On the fight card’s great Co-Main event, please keep your eye on WBA Super Middleweight Champion, David Morrell Jr. as he takes on Olympic® Bronze Medalist Yamaguchi Falcao in a Title fight. Morrell’s professional boxing record is currently at an undefeated (8-0), which includes seven knockout wins. He is on an eight-fight winning streak. Morrell, a 25 year-old native of Santa Clara, Cuba, is at the top of his WBA Super Middleweight Division, and is planning to stay there awhile.
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LAS VEGAS – April 20, 2023 – Undefeated rivals and boxing superstars Gervonta “Tank” Davis and “King” Ryan Garcia went “face-to-face” for the first time during fight week at Thursday’s final press conference before they meet tomorrow, April 22, in a SHOWTIME PPV production from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The press conference also featured fighters competing on the pay-per-view undercard including WBA Super Middleweight Champion David Morrell Jr. and Olympic® Bronze Medalist Yamaguchi Falcao, who meet in the co-main event, super middleweight sluggers Gabriel Rosado and Bektemir Melikuziev, who battle in a 10-round rematch, and hard-hitting 19-year-old middleweight Elijah Garcia and Mexico’s Kevin Salgado, who duel in the pay-per-view telecast opener at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The event is promoted by GTD Promotions, TGB Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions.
Here is what the press conference participants had to say Thursday from KÀ Theatre at MGM Grand:
“All he talks about is that one punch. I only need one too. I touch that jaw and I’m telling you, you’re going to sleep. I’ll probably break your jaw.
“We’re here. Enough with the talking. I’m ready to get down and dirty. I’m from Baltimore city and you’ll see how we turn it come Saturday. See y’all then.
“He’s gonna feel me for sure. I am what I say I am. I’m that guy. I didn’t get all the way here for no reason. I put the work in and I got those guys out of there. He’s gonna see it come Saturday night for sure.
“Don’t forget I’m the most accurate puncher out there. Make sure you’ve been practicing on putting your hands up.
“He’s getting his ass whooped. It’s gonna be an exciting fight. I’m excited to be here. I don’t know about him, but I’m coming with some stuff for sure.
“He doesn’t have the fundamentals at all. If Joe Goossen is that great of a trainer, he’s gotta fix his fundamentals. All he’s got is that weak hook. That’s all he’s relying on.
“He’s delusional if he thinks he’s knocking me out. That’s it.”
“Everything is catching up to you. Everything is coming to a halt for you on Saturday night. You’re gonna learn the hard way.
“What an honor to be here. This is a dream come true. I’m seeing my face on the big screens at MGM and this is what I’ve dreamed of since I was a little boy. I’m very happy and excited.
“I don’t have much to say really, I’m just staying focused and preparing. I know there’s a big task at hand, but I’m gonna come out victorious.
“He’s gonna find out exactly why I’m here. You don’t get to this position without having something special. Anybody can see that. We’ll just have to wait and see when I’m in there. He’ll see it when I’m in there.
“This man has never punished anyone in his life. He’s always losing in these fights. Get that out of your mind. You’re gonna get punished. You got the lowest punch output in boxing.
“This is the biggest moment in sports right now. It means a lot. The magnitude of this fight is huge. Everything is already on the line. I’m just ready to go as deep as I have to. This moment is everything to me. I’ve envisioned this for years and it’s finally here.
“I just need one shot. That left hook. I feel like I’m gonna break his jaw with that hook. I just see him lying on the floor.
“I’m ready to do what I do. I’m gonna end him, I promise that. It’s over.”