Calvin Ford Respects the Challenge Joe Goossen Presents in Davis vs Garcia Fight
There is no doubt that in his next prizefight, Regular WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (28-0, 26 KO’s) is the heavy betting favorite. Across the ring on April 22 in the T-Mobile Arena, “King” Ryan Garcia will be positioned in the opposing corner. Many prospective spectators argue Davis’s power and sneaky traps will eventually lay waste to King Ryan. Team Davis is certainly confident of victory. Still, chief second Calvin Ford has a healthy respect for the opposing troops, and head coach Joe Goossen, in particular.
THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN
In a recent interview with Fight Hub TV, Calvin Ford was quick to give King Ryan (23-0, 19 KO’s) the accolade of being slick enough to make it to the elite level. Yet, his Spidey Senses are really being triggered by the savvy and battle tested head coach Goossen. Considering Joe’s history, this should come as no huge surprise. He was a central part of launching the family owned 10 Goose Boxing well back in the 80’s.
His father secured a promoters license, his brother Dan fulfilled the role of manager while Joe and several other brothers served as trainers. As a trainer, Joe Goossen has guided many notable fighters to some of the most memorable moments in their careers. Think names like the Ruelas brothers, Gabriel and Rafael, Amir Khan, Shane Mosley, Michael Nunn, Riddick Bowe and Diego Corrales. With Joe having been eye-balls deep in boxing for so long, with the caliber of fighters that he’s prepared, Ford is not taking the duel lightly.
“It’s different because of the coach that we are facing. Joe is smooth, he has been with his dad for a long period of time . . . it’s a process with us. We have a method to how we work and whatnot. I got to see what Joe tells him to do and then I’ll work from there.”