Gervonta Davis ‘Locked In Through Holidays’ Before Fight

Gervonta Davis is locked in.

The unbeaten WBA lightweight champion will defend his title against Hector Luis Garcia on Saturday, January 7. The event airs live on Showtime pay-per-view from the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

While many are enjoying the holiday season with their families, Davis is focusing on just one thing: his opponent.

“I’m just locked in through the holidays. I’ll do some stuff with my kids, but other than that I’m totally committed to this fight and training for it,” Davis said. “Going into a fight, any opponent is dangerous. He’s training hard and I know that someone like Garcia isn’t just someone stepping in. He’s been training for me for a long time.

“I can’t just go in there and try to knock everyone out right away. I have to show that I have more than just punching power. I have skills to go along with my boxing IQ.

“Héctor is a sound fighter who’s beat some top guys. He’s a durable guy who’s coming to fight. He’s undefeated and he’s a great opponent. You can’t sleep on him. If you’re sleeping on him, he might put you to sleep.”

Davis, a native of Baltimore, has held titles in three weight classes. He is a 27-0 and coming off a sixth round TKO victory over Rolando Romero.

His next fight is also booked, as he will meet Ryan Garcia in April from Las Vegas.

“I think Ryan Garcia’s being lazy not taking a fight before our fight. I don’t know,” Davis said. “When he was coming up, he was in the gym and everything and now he’s got some money and a little bit of fame and he’s partying and stuff like that. It happens to the majority of us, but it’s up to him to tighten up before it’s too late.

“I am hoping that the Ryan Garcia fight will open up doors for everyone to make more big fights. It also shows that I’m not ducking anybody.”

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