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Gervonta Davis next fight will take place in Washington, DC.


Gervonta Davis' return to the ring appears to be on the horizon. The knockout artist announced on his verified Instagram account on Tuesday that he will fight in Washington, D.C. in January.


Davis did not provide an exact date, venue, or opponent, and he quickly deleted the post announcing the news. Davis has recently been in talks to fight rising upstart Ryan Garcia in a superfight.


Garcia stated in late October that he had agreed to a 136-pound catchweight bout against Davis in January, but that "we gotta get the [bullsh!t] figured out." One of the major points of contention in the negotiations has been who will carry pay-per-view distribution rights between Showtime and DAZN.


Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) was born and raised in Baltimore, and Washington DC is nearly 40 miles away, so if his 2023 return goes as planned, he should receive a strong showing from his hometown fans.


Davis could presumably headline a show at Capital One Arena, which is home to the Washington Wizards and Washington Wizards.


Davis has been a box office draw in similar venues and markets as Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Antonio, and Baltimore, but he has never headlined a show in the nation's capital.


Davis faces a trial date of December 12 for a hit-and-run incident in November 2020 after a Baltimore judge rejected a plea agreement in September. Davis last fought in May, when he defeated Rolando Romero via TKO in six rounds.



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