Fights like the one on Saturday between the rising prospects Ryan Garcia and Gervonta "Tank" Davis are unusual in the risk-averse sport of boxing.
To both men's credit, they overcame substantial political obstacles that typically derailed such fights to press the issue and force the fight to occur.
On Saturday night in Las Vegas, the two are scheduled to square off live on Showtime PPV.
The battle pits Garcia's lengthy reach and lightning-quick hands against Davis' amazing technical ability and brutal knockout power.
Taking on a fierce opponent so early in their careers is a huge risk for both men, but it may pay off by helping to boost their profiles.
He only discusses that single punch. I also only require one. You're going to sleep, I assure you as I touch that jaw.
At the closing news conference, Davis threatened to smash your jaw. We've arrived. Enough talking already.
I'm prepared to work hard. You'll be able to tell how we turn it on Saturday since I'm from Baltimore City. See you all later.
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