Hector Luis Garcia: Once I Take Care of Tank – I’ll Be Fighting Ryan Garcia

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After a red hot 2022 campaign, Hector Luis Garcia plans on picking right back up where he left off in 2023. He takes on WBA world lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis on January 7th in a Showtime pay-per-view main event.  The event will take place in Washington, DC. 

The 2016 Dominican Olympian scored a huge upset win over the previously undefeated Chris Colbert in February and followed that performance up with a dominant unanimous decision win over Roger Gutierrez in August to capture the WBA super featherweight title. The two victories have placed him in the conversation for Fighter of the Year. 

Garcia was as high as a 50-1 underdog against Colbert and will be a sizable underdog against Davis as well. All the long odds seem to do is motivate the 31-year-old. 

“All of that stuff doesn’t matter. It is nothing new for me. It just makes me look better when I win,” said Garcia. 

An agreement has already been reach for Davis to face bitter rival Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas in the spring. However, the agreement is contingent on both fighters winning “tuneup” bouts in January. 

Hector Luis not only laughed off the notion of himself being a tune up fight but revealed that he plans on upsetting the apple cart. He plans on not only upsetting Davis but also being the one getting the big showdown against Ryan Garcia. 

“I don’t care when they scheduled that fight but I am glad they already have it locked in. Once I take care of Davis it will be me fighting Ryan. Don’t be surprised and just sit back and watch,” Garcia told BoxingScene.com. 

Garcia is trained by red hot trainer Bob Santos whose stable of fighters also includes among others, Carlos Adames, Alberto Puello, Lenier Pero and Erick “Mini Pacman” Rosa. 

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