Gervonta Davis vs Hector Garcia: Live Results
Showtime PPV Main Event: 12 Round WBA “Regular” Lightweight Title Bout
Gervonta Davis vs Hector Luis Garcia
Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Hector Garcia met in the main event of tonight’s Showtime PPV. The first few rounds were a feeling out process with both men not committing to anything major. In the fourth round Davis started to land cleanly and push Garcia back. As the fight progressed Davis began landing more power shots as it appeared he was in total control. In round eight Tank turned up the heat and had Garcia in real trouble. Hector went back to his corner claiming he could not see, and his corner stopped the fight. Davis was awarded the winner via corner stoppage at the end of the eighth, and improves to 28-0 with 26 KOs. Hector Garcia loses his first fight as a professional, dropping to 16-1. With the win, Davis now turns his attention to the proposed April 15th mega-fight with Ryan Garcia that will be at the forefront of the entire sports world.
Co-Main Event: 12 Round interim IBF Welterweight Title Bout
Jaron Ennis vs Karen Chukhadzhian
Jaron “Boots” Ennis was expecting a quick and easy night, but it did not go exactly to plan. The sharp jab from Ennis controlled the opening round as Chukhadzhian used feints and movement to try and keep his distance. Chukhadzhian continued to move on the perimeter of the ring, making it hard for Ennis to land any power punches. In the fourth round there was two way action with both guys landing clean counter shots. A right hand hurt Chukhadzhian in round five but he was able to recover without going down, as did a left hand near the end of the round but Chukhadzhian survived that as well. The rest of the fight went the same way the early rounds did. Chukhadzhian showed slippery head movement, but never put himself in a position to land any serious punches. The body work of Ennis late affected Chukhadzhian and forced him to once again retreat. It was good to see Ennis go twelve rounds, this will definitely serve him well going forward. Though I would like to see Boots cut the ring off a bit better, Chukhadzhian was in survival mode basically throughout and made it almost impossible for Ennis to look good. Boots picked up his 30th straight win, while Chukhadzhian fell to 21-2.
PPV Undercard: 12 Round IBF Welterweight Eliminator Bout
Rashidi Ellis vs Roiman Villa
“Speedy” Rashidi Ellis and Roiman Villa met in an IBF welterweight title eliminator. The jab from Ellis kept Villa at bay early on, and the more Villa opened up Rashidi made him pay with the counter right hand. The fourth and fifth rounds was where the class and talent of Ellis began to really show, as he let his hands go landing a variety of punches. In rounds seven through ten Villa started to gain confidence, hitting Ellis clean, visibly affecting him and backing him up as a result. Villa knocked Ellis down twice in a classic twelfth, and made up for starting the fight slow. The final scorecards read 113-113, and 114-112 in favor of Roiman Villa as he scores the upset victory. Villa improves to 26-1, while Ellis picks up his first pro defeat and is now 24-1.
PPV Opener: 10 Round Super Middleweight Bout
Demetrius Andrade vs Demond Nicholson
Two division world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade opened up the Showtime PPV against Demond Nicholson. Nicholson is the hometown fighter, being from nearby Laurel, Maryland, but Andrade never gave the crowd a chance to get behind their guy. He came out fast firing a combination seconds into the fight and stunned Nicholson later in the first frame. A jab by Andrade knocked Nicholson off balance and a glancing left hand then sent him to the canvas in the second. Nicholson started to gain more confidence in the middle rounds, landing his jab sharply and making Andrade box more on the back foot but was still being outworked. Andrade closed the show strong in the final rounds, and he scored a second knockdown with less than a minute left in the bout. Andrade improves to 32-0 with the win, while Nicholson falls to 26-5-1.
Showtime Sports YouTube Prelims:
8 Round Junior Middleweight Bout
Vito Mielnicki Jr vs Omar Rosales
Vito Mielnicki and Omar Rosales met in the feature fight of the Showtime YouTube undercard. Vito boxed well in the first two rounds and countered Rosales with some right hands. He hurt him with a left hook to the liver in the third, and followed it up by scoring a knockdown as the round expired. Rosales was hurt right away as the fourth round began, and his corner threw in the towel ending the fight. Mielnicki is now 14-1 with 9 KOs, Rosalses 9-2-1.
8 Round Junior Welterweight Bout
Brandun Lee vs Diego Gonzalo Luque
Brandun Lee used his jab well to set up his combination work well in the first two rounds. In round three a combination finished by a straight right hand stunned Luque and he was wobbly but survived the round. Lee worked the body better in the third and fourth rounds and after a barrage of punches near the end of the forth round the referee stopped the fight. Lee gets his 27th straight win to begin his career along with his 23rd KO win, while Luque’s record is now 21-11-2.
8 Round Junior Middleweight Bout:
Travon Marshall vs Shawn West
Travon Marshall blitzed Shawn West and stopped him less than a minute into their scheduled eight round fight to open up the YouTube undercard. He put him on the ropes immediately and had West in major trouble and forced the referee to step in and end the fight. Marshall is now 7-0 with 6 KOs, and West 7-3-1.
6 Round Welterweight Bout
Keeshawn Williams vs Gustavo David Vittori
Keeshawn Williams picks up his third win in the past six months in the last fight of the non-televised undercard. He utilized his jab and overall boxing ability to win a comfortable unanimous decision and hopes to continue to be active in 2023. He boosted his pro record to 11-1-1 and Vittori is now 27-12-1.
6 Round Junior Welterweight Bout
Lamont Peterson vs Michael Ogundo
The former two division champion returned in front of his home town crowd. The fight went nothing like most in attendence figured, as Peterson was saved by the bell in round three before getting floored in the forth. His corner threw in the towel in round four to save him from further punishment and with that Michael Ogundo scored without a doubt the best victory of his pro career. Ogundo is now 17-16 with 14 KOs, while Peterson falls to 35-6-1. Tough to see Lamont go out this way, as this very well could have been the last time we saw him in a pro boxing ring.
8 Round Super Middleweight Bout
Kyrone Davis vs Cristian Fabian Rios
Super middleweight contender Kyrone Davis was successful in his stay busy fight, picking up a unanimous decision victory. Rios was game and didn’t come to lay down by any means, but Davis was in control for nearly the entirety of the contest as the scorecards suggest (80-72 x2, 79-73). Davis improves to 17-3-1 and hopes to get a higher ranked opponent later in 2023, while Rios falls to 23-16-3.
4 Round Middleweight Bout:
Jalil Hackett vs Jose Guevara
The 19-year-old Hackett began his 2023 with an impressive first round knockout. He landed some strong body work that wore Guevara down and caused him to drop his guard. After dropping him twice in the opening round the fight was stopped with 38 seconds remaining in round one. Hackett is now 5-0 with 4 KOs, Guevara 4-9-1.
4 Round Junior Lightweight Bout:
Mia Ellis vs Karen Dulin
Mia Ellis started the night off strong with a first round stoppage. She dropped Dulin in the first round, and then jumped right on her forcing the referee to waive the fight off with just a few seconds left in the round. Ellis improved to 6-1 with 5 KOs, Dulin falls to 5-26-1 and was stopped for only the third time in her pro career.