Boxing Fans React to Gervonta Davis' Body Shot Knockout to Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas Fight

“King” Ryan Garcia and Gervonta "Tank" Davis faced off in a highly-anticipated matchup live on pay-per-view. Twitter had a lot to say about the outcome.

This is a photo of Gervonte Davis and Ryan Garcia.

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This is a photo of Gervonte Davis and Ryan Garcia.

One of the biggest non-title fights of the year has finally happened, as Gervonta “Tank” Davis took on “King” Ryan Garcia on Saturday.

Fans have waited months for these two young fighters to square off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada after they sent their fair share of shots at each other ahead of the main event. Things even spilled over when Davis and Garcia got into a shoving match and had to be restrained during the official fight weigh-in on Friday. 

Throughout the night, celebrities such as Damian Lillard, CJ Stroud, Micah Parsons, Erickson Lubin, Stephen Fulton Jr., Caleb Plant, Gary Sheffield, David Price, Maxx Crosby, Paul Pierce, Julius Erving, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Manny Pacquiao, and Andre Ward were announced in attendance.

Watched by over 20,000 people in the arena, the 136-catchweight bout went seven of the 12 rounds, with Davis hitting a devastating body shot to end the fight. Davis won by knockout and kept his undefeated streak.

Social media has erupted over who would come out on top between the talented lightweight boxers, and as expected, fans are talking all about the actual fight on Twitter. There are several reasons behind all the social media chatter, too, from Davis and Garcia wagering their respective purses to fans believing the outcome of the bout will determine who’s the best boxer in the lightweight division.

As the smoke clears from one of the most highly-anticipated fights of the year, check out some of the best reactions below.

Chief Keef walks Tank Davis to the ring. #GarciaDavis #DavisGarcia

— CHUCK JIGSAW CREEKMUR (@chuckcreekmur) April 23, 2023

The custom Nigo robe > Amiri

— CHASE. (@ChaseNCashe) April 23, 2023

🥊 Body Shot gets the win for Tank! #DavisGarcia

— NoSmokeSport (@NoSmokeSport) April 23, 2023

The most anticlimactic KO, but damn what a body shot. Davis surely hits like a Tank. #DavisGarcia

— Michael Crane, Jr. (@MikesPickz) April 23, 2023

Another angle of the body shot by Tank Davis that dropped Garcia… Brutal.💥#DavisGarcia

— Champion Picks (@ChampionPicks) April 23, 2023

Davis fights JUST like Mayweather. Defense and backing up all fight and waits for the right moment for those key punches. Hate the style but it's smart.. #DavisGarcia

— Andrew Salinas (@Salinasx10) April 23, 2023

Tank didn't throw a lot of punches, but he made sure the punches he threw counted.


I thought Ryan would win the fight coming in.

Tank's boxing intelligence is just to high for Ryan Garcia#DavisGarcia #Boxing

— Jean-Philippe (@mrjeanphilippe) April 23, 2023

Tank still has unfinished business. That Haney-Loma winner is needed. We need to be able to call him the Champ. But for now, Tank is the biggest threat to take Canelo’s face of boxing Crown 👑. Watch your back Canelo. The guard is changing. Nothing you can do. #DavisGarcia

— Adams Boxing Show (@AdamsBoxingShow) April 23, 2023


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