See how Boxing Twitter reacted to Gervonta Davis knocking out Ryan Garcia.
In a battle of two of the most popular stars boxing has to offer, let alone at 135 pounds, Gervonta Davis proves why he is one of the top dogs of the lightweight division.
After a bit of a feeling-out process in the first round, albeit one where Garcia had more activity, Garcia tried to get things going in the second round but was dropped by a left hand from Davis.
Davis was the aggressor in the third, working with his jab, before starting to target the body with quicker and crisper strikes in the fourth. Garcia let his hands go more in an even fifth round before picking up the pace and landing effective punches on Davis in the sixth.
That same sixth round saw "Tank" continue to work the body, and that paid off in the seventh. There, a quick left from Davis forced Garcia to drop to a knee, unable to answer the referee's count of 10.
Twitter reacts to Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia
Tonight presented a battle of two of the greatest and most-followed boxers that are under 30 in the world today. It also presented quite the clash of styles with Davis's power and Garcia's speed and agile hands and feet.
Davis has been WBA (regular) lightweight champion since stopping Yuriorkis Gamboa in December 2019. He's since retained the title against Leo Santa Cruz, Isaac Cruz, Rolando Romero and Hector Garcia. Davis has also previously been the IBF and WBA (super) champion at super featherweight and the WBA (regular) champion at super lightweight.
Garcia has previously been the interim WBC champion at 135 pounds, which he earned in January 2021 with a stoppage of Luke Campbell.