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Live updates, fight results, boxing analysis

Live updates, fight results, boxing analysis

LAS VEGAS — Two of boxing’s top young fighters, Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia, will meet in a 12-round bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Davis (28-0, 26 KOs), 28, from Baltimore, Maryland, and Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs), 24, from Victorville, California, have been calling out to each other on social media for a long time, after lengthy negotiations, he agreed. He can fight at up to 136 lbs. Davis is ranked #3 by ESPN in the lightweight division. Garcia is No. 6 junior welterweight after only two fights in the division.

Both Davis and Garcia have won four of their past five bouts by stoppage, and both have incredible speed, strength, and a willingness to fight on the inside, all essential ingredients for a very entertaining bout. They also have a massive following on social media with 14 million followers on Instagram alone.

Davis (-200) is a slight favorite over Garcia (+170) as of 9:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, according to Caesars Sportsbook.

Mike Coppinger and Ben Pepe recap the action at T-Mobile Arena as it happens.

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