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By Olu Allen

Saturday’s fight turned into an all-out war. Tank and Hector were trying to outdo the other. Jabs turned into hard shots to the body and face as both men tried to find an edge. Hector was smart when the fight began. He kept away from Davis’ power while landing vicious shots of his own. He continued to control the pace of the fight as Round 3 began. Davis was winding up his shots as Garcia found holes.

When it got to rounds 4 and 5, Tank started to gain momentum. While Garcia was keeping Tank at bay, Tank still leaned forward to scare his opponent. He was eventually able to counter Garcia’s shots with right hooks that wowed the crowd. He was starting to heat up, but Garcia would not budge.

Round 8 became interesting. Garcia had the early momentum, but then a fight broke out in the crowd, halting the action. It appeared to have involved the family and teams of Gary Russell Jr. and rapper Meek Mill.

After being buzzed late in the eighth, Hector Luis Garcia told his corner “I can’t see! I can’t see!” Seconds later he didn’t get up off the stool for the ninth round and that’s it! “Tank” Davis gets the win and can now look forward to fighting another Garcia in Ryan Garcia.

Judges Steve Rodas (79-73), Wayne Smith (79-73), and Dave Moretti (78-74) all had Davis in front by large margins through eight rounds.

Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) retained the WBA’s secondary lightweight title in the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View telecast. The Dominican Republic’s Garcia (16-1, 10 KOs, 3 NC), who moved up to the lightweight limit for this huge opportunity, still owns the WBA 130-pound championship.

Tank can now look forward to clashing with another Garcia in Ryan Garcia as the two young sensations have a fight slated for later this year.

According to Compubox stats, Tank landed the first and Hector the E3 the 33, and second?  scores:

Total landed        99     -55

Total thrown       239   -345

Percent      41%- 16%

Jabs landed         26-    5

Jabs thrown        100   -157

Percent      26%- 3%

Power landed     73     -50

Power thrown     139   -188

Total percent      53%  -27%

By Olu Allen

Saturday’s fight turned into an all-out war. Tank and Hector were trying to outdo the other. Jabs turned into hard shots to the body and face as both men tried to find an edge. Hector was smart when the fight began. He kept away from Davis’ power while landing vicious shots of his own. He continued to control the pace of the fight as Round 3 began. Davis was winding up his shots as Garcia found holes.

When it got to rounds 4 and 5, Tank started to gain momentum. While Garcia was keeping Tank at bay, Tank still leaned forward to scare his opponent. He was eventually able to counter Garcia’s shots with right hooks that wowed the crowd. He was starting to heat up, but Garcia would not budge.

Round 8 became interesting. Garcia had the early momentum, but then a fight broke out in the crowd, halting the action. It appeared to have involved the family and teams of Gary Russell Jr. and rapper Meek Mill.

After being buzzed late in the eighth, Hector Luis Garcia told his corner “I can’t see! I can’t see!” Seconds later he didn’t get up off the stool for the ninth round and that’s it! “Tank” Davis gets the win and can now look forward to fighting another Garcia in Ryan Garcia.

Judges Steve Rodas (79-73), Wayne Smith (79-73), and Dave Moretti (78-74) all had Davis in front by large margins through eight rounds.

Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) retained the WBA’s secondary lightweight title in the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View telecast. The Dominican Republic’s Garcia (16-1, 10 KOs, 3 NC), who moved up to the lightweight limit for this huge opportunity, still owns the WBA 130-pound championship.

Tank can now look forward to clashing with another Garcia in Ryan Garcia as the two young sensations have a fight slated for later this year.

According to Compubox stats, Tank landed the first and Hector the E3 the 33, and second?  scores:

Total landed        99     -55

Total thrown       239   -345

Percent      41%- 16%

Jabs landed         26-    5

Jabs thrown        100   -157

Percent      26%- 3%

Power landed     73     -50

Power thrown     139   -188

Total percent      53%  -27%

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