Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia: LIVE round-by-round updates, results, full coverage

Editor’s note: You can read a full report on the Gervonta Davis-Hector Luis Garcia fight here.

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The fight had been competitive, even into the final round. However, Davis started to land some really damaging blows in Round 8. And that quickly led to Garcia’s demise.

The fight has been stopped after eight rounds. Garcia didn’t come out of the corner. He complained about not being able to see. Maybe that’s the reason.

ROUND 8

Davis hurt Garcia late in the round. The Dominican is fortunate that it happened late or he might’ve been stopped. Garcia said late in the corner that he couldn’t’ see.

The action has been stopped. Looks like a fight or fights in the crowd. The commotion took place very close to the ring. It looks like people are being escorted out.

ROUND 7

Garcia was willing to exchange more in that round. Not sure that’s a good idea, but it’s working fairly well so far. This is a close fight. If Davis can’t stop Garcia, the scoring could be tight.

ROUND 6

Good, competitive round. Both guys did good work. Garcia landed some clean body shots. Davis picked up his pace in the second half of the round, landing some power shots.

ROUND 5

Davis looks comfortable now. Garcia is still doing well. He was busier in the first half of the round. But Davis is no longer having trouble getting close to Garcia to do damage. He clearly landed the cleaner shots.

ROUND 4

So much for the distance. A fight broke out that round, with Davis finding his way inside (or being allow to). That created some great toe-to-toe exchanges. Good round for Davis, who landed some eye-catchers.

ROUND 3

Garcia is doing a good job of maintaining distance. He’s using his jab and landed power shots here and there. And the shorter Davis is having trouble getting close to him. Garcia is looking good.

ROUND 2

The fighters picked up the pace … a bit. They’re still trying to figure things out. Garcia landed a nice body shot early, a few punches later. He might’ve won the round.

ROUND 1

Feel-out round. Neither guy did much of anything. Calm before the storm?

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Here we go, the main event.

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Welterweight contender Jaron Ennis easily outpointed a reluctant Karen Chukhadzhian by a shutout decision in a 12-round bout, snapping Ennis’ knockout streak at 19.

All three judges scored it 120-108, 12 round to none. Boxing Junkie had Ennis winning 119-109.

Ennis (30-0, 27 KOs) stalked Chukadzhian (21-2, 11 KOs) the entire fight and landed many more punches than the Ukrainian did.

However, Chukadzhian, a clever, athletic boxer, was more committed to surviving than winning, which made it difficult for Ennis to score another stoppage.

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Roiman Villa rallied to upset fellow welterweight contender Rashidi Ellis by a majority decision in a 12-round title eliminator.

One judge scored it 113-113, a draw. However, the other two favored Villa 114-112, six rounds each with the difference being the knockdowns. Boxing Junkie scored it 114-112 for Ellis.

Ellis (24-1, 15 KOs) got off to a strong start, fighting behind his jab to easily outbox his aggressive, but slower opponent to control the first half of the fight.

However, the relentless pressure of Villa (26-1, 24 KOs) paid off the second half of the fight, when he began to land hard, punishing shots to Ellis’ head and body.

The Venezuelan won the fight in the final round, when he put Ellis down twice — once midway through the frame and again in the final seconds — to earn a 10-7 round.

Ellis called for a rematch after the fight.

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Demetrius Andrade dropped Demond Nicholson twice and easily outboxed him to win a shutout decision in a 10-round 168-pound bout.

All three judges scored it 100-88, 10 rounds to none. Boxing Junkie also scored it 100-88.

Andrade, a former titleholder at 154 and 160, was making his debut at 168.

You can read a separate article on the Adrade-Nicholson fight here.

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The main portion of the Gervonta Davis-Hector Luis Garcia pay-per-view card at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. is getting underway.

First up: Demetrius Andrade (31-0, 19 KOs) vs. Demond Nicholson (26-4-1, 22 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round super middleweight fight.

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Lightweight contender Gervonta Davis will face Hector Luis Garcia on pay-per-view Saturday at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., not far from Davis’ hometown of Baltimore.

The fight is being billed as a prelude to a showdown between Davis and fellow young star Ryan Garcia, assuming Davis wins on Saturday.

The main portion of the show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The main event will take place later in the broadcast.

Also featured on the card: Jaron Ennis vs. Karen Chukhadzhian, welterweights; Rashidi Ellis vs. Roiman Villa, welterweights; and Demetrius Andrade vs. Demond Nicholson, super middleweights.

Boxing Junkie will post analysis after each round of the main event and the result immediately afterward. Simply return to this post and refresh when the time comes. We’ll also post the results of other featured bouts.

Full coverage – a fight story, photo gallery and analysis – will follow on separate posts the night of the fight and the following day.

Enjoy the fights!

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