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Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight prediction, odds, undercard, preview, expert picks, Showtime Bo

Check out who the experts at CBS Sports are taking in the blockbuster main event in Las Vegas on Saturday night
In the notoriously risk-averse sport of boxing, fights like Saturday's clash between young superstars Ryan Garcia and Gervonta "Tank" Davis are a rarity. To the credit of both men, they forced the issue to make the fight happen, overcoming significant hurdles involving the politics that normally derail such contests. The two are set to throw down on Saturday night in Las Vegas live on Showtime PPV.

The fight features Davis' tremendous technical skills and brutal knockout power being matched with Garcia's long reach and blistering hand speed. It's a massive risk for both men to face a bitter rival while still relatively early in their careers but those risks can pay off in raising the profile of both men.

"All he talks about is that one punch. I only need one too. I touch that jaw and I'm telling you, you're going to sleep. I'll probably break your jaw," Davis said at the final press conference. "We're here. Enough with the talking. I'm ready to get down and dirty. I'm from Baltimore city and you'll see how we turn it come Saturday. See y'all then.

"He's gonna feel me for sure. I am what I say I am. I'm that guy. I didn't get all the way here for no reason. I put the work in and I got those guys out of there. He's gonna see it come Saturday night for sure
And Davis and Garcia already hold status as among the most popular fighters in the sport, having cultivated followings through both in-ring performances and strong social media presences. All these factors combine for an intriguing fight that will draw significantly more attention than almost any other possible bout in the sport.

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The undercard in Las Vegas is loaded up with interesting matchups before we get to the main event. Secondary WBA super middleweight champion David Morrell is back in action when he takes on late-replacement Yamaguchi Falcao in the co-main event. Morrell is hoping to earn his shot at Canelo Alvarez and the undisputed crown at 168 pounds if he continues to win.

Plus, a rematch is set for the main card when veteran Gabriel Rosado takes on Bektemir Melikuziev at super middleweight. Rosado scored one of the biggest upsets of 2021 when he shockingly stopped Melikuziev. Rosado was expected to face Gilberto Ramirez earlier this year, but that fight fell apart when Ramirez badly missed weight.

With so much happening on Saturday night, let's take a closer look at the full fight card with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook before we get to our staff predictions and picks for the PPV portion of the festivities.

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