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Davis vs Barrios: Robert Garcia backing Mario Barrios to beat Gervonta Davis

Garcia says he thinks Barrios takes a decision in a tough fight.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Trainer Robert Garcia give his assessment of this weekend’s Showtime PPV main event between Gervonta Davis and Mario Barrios. Garcia readily admits that the bout will be a tough outing for both fighters, but says he’s taking Barrios to score the decision win. Check out what Garcia had to say below.

On Davis-Barrios

“I think it’s gonna be a really good fight. I think it’s a tough fight for both. I know that Gervonta Davis is probably the one that mostly everybody expects to win but I’m going with Barrios. I gotta go with Barrios, he’s a Mexican, Mexican-American, from San Antonio. I love San Antonio, I have a lot of fighters from San Antonio so my heart is with Barrios but it’s gonna be a tough fight.

How to Watch Davis vs Barrios

Date: Saturday, June 26 | Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Location: Virgin Hotels - Las Vegas, NV
Streaming: Showtime PPV | TV: Showtime PPV
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“I think Gervonta Davis has insane power and he’s willing to take a risk by moving up in weight so I would probably favor Gervonta but I’m going with Barrios, honestly. I would like to see Barrios win.

“I think it’s gonna be a decision. I think Gervonta Davis has the power but I think it’s gonna be hard for him to land that solid punch and hurt Barrios because Barrios is very big and tall. So I don’t think Tank lands that one punch to knock him out. So I think it goes the distance.”

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