Two unbeaten fighters set to clash
Talented Garcia returns after long break
Gervonta Davis v Ryan Garcia
Live on DAZN
Oscar de la Hoy's Golden Boy Promotions brings boxing fans the fight they have longed for at super lightweight. Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia finally share the canvas at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fight fans can follow the action live on DAZN in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time.
Davis v Garcia has been a long time in the making, but it'll be worth the wait when two stars of American boxing finally trade blows. The build-up has been less than respectful, and we almost saw the pair start early on a few occasions. But now the time for talking is over, and by the end of this bout scheduled for 12 rounds, we'll know who the more talented fighter is, but will that be Tank or King Rye?
You can predict the outcome of this fight and take advantage of the betting odds and markets available at Betfair.
Battle of the unbeaten
Davis v Garcia is a battle of unbeaten fighters, both men entering with 100% records. Tank brings a stunning CV showing 28 wins from as many bouts, with all but two of his opponents falling inside the distance. Despite his record, the 28-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland is ranked number two in the weight division. He'll want to improve a place and dominate the division and knows victory here would push him towards pole.
The 5ft 5inch southpaw boxer was last seen in action beating Hector Luis Garcia inside nine pulsating rounds in Washington. That win came in January of this year, and it's impressive to see Tank back out again so quickly, especially for such a monumental clash against his main rival. That's refreshing in an age where most great fighters are accused of not being as active as the big names of the past. He knows the quickest way to the top and securing his legacy is by fighting regularly.
Do you expect Tank to beat Garcia and claim the bragging rights? You can back Davis in the fight winner market at odds of 1.434/9 on the Betfair Exchange. Those looking for more attractive odds may wish to try the method of victory betting. Back Davis for another KO/TKO at 1.84/5, or take a chance on a points win at 65/1.
Garcia returns to action
Garcia is recognised as one of the division's top fighters and amongst the most talented in the business. But despite carrying a proud 23-0-0 record, he has yet to realise his potential. The 24-year-old from California has suffered from extended periods of inactivity and an absence from the ring. His last fight was a summer win over Javier Fortuna in Los Angeles, a bout King Rye ended inside six rounds. He sent his opponent to the canvas three times before Fortuna was counted out.
From his 23 wins, Garcia has 19 knockouts, with each of his last nine opponents falling early. He's a man on form, and we've yet to see the best of him, but that will be required to collect victory on Saturday. We know Garcia is talented, but we're about to find out if he has the commitment to live up to the hype and change the landscape at super lightweight. He certainly has the qualities, including fast hands and excellent footwork. Ryan must bring everything together on the night and land a career-best win.
Do you expect Garcia to upset the odds and bag his biggest career win? You can back the underdog at 3.55/2 in the fight winner market. Another KO/TKO trades at 5.59/2, and that's sure to be popular, while the points verdict could net backers 8.615/2.
Everything on the line
There's everything to play for here, and it's not often we see two huge names battle at the peak of their powers. Not every bout involving two high-ranking boxers produces a classic. This is more likely to be a cagey affair, but the hostility between them means it will eventually catch fire.
Tank is the naturally stronger gladiator, but Davis enjoys a sizeable height and reach advantage over the favourite. As the fight goes into the second half, we expect King Rye to make it count. He will take control with his jab, use his size to stay out of trouble, and we're backing him for a points win.