Ryan Garcia Getting Personal with Gervonta Davis!

Garcia and Tank Starting to Get Personal

Ryan Garcia (left), Gervonta Davis
Ryan Garcia (left), Gervonta Davis

Garcia and Tank Starting to Get Personal

It’s no secret that lightweight contender Ryan “KingRy” Garcia (20-0, 17 KO’s) is gunning for 2020 showdown with WBA world lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KO’s). Garcia and his team have consistently verbalized wanting this bout in a number of interviews.

Over the past several days, KingRy has taken his pursuit to social media and has directly reached out to Tank. Since taking the matter to the social platforms, the back and forth quickly turned personal.


When Garcia initially staked his claim for a showdown with Gervonta Davis, there was nothing out of the way said. However, when Tank called Garcia a ‘little man’ in a response, KingRy clearly took it personal. In his very next post, Garcia began condescending on Tank’s current belt and deemed him to be a fake champion.

Ryan Garcia goes after Gervonta Davis
Ryan Garcia goes after Gervonta Davis

Shortly after that Garcia made a more or less slanderous reference to a recent, and very public, incident involving Tank and his child’s mother. While at a sporting function, Davis was caught on tape roughly grabbing his child’s mother and strong-arming her out the door. When a fan advised that KingRy should not make this a personal matter, Garcia was not trying to hear it.

In response to the fan, Garcia replied that back in 2019 Tank said that his mother looked ‘retarded’ and therefore all gloves were officially off. Yet, who can be mad at that?! There are few things that can be said to make a loving child mad faster than dishing out disrespect to their mother. It seems that Garcia is no different!


While this juicy back and forth makes for fun reading material, it doesn’t appear that it will result in an immediate fight. As 3kingsboxing has reported, all current indications are pointing to a midyear showdown between WBA super world featherweight champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KO’s) and Gervonta Davis.

Now if something caused that fight to fall apart, Davis v Garcia is a stellar consolation prize. Or, if Cruz v Davis does happen, a late year slug-fest between Davis and Garcia would be a fantastic way to close out the year.

Regardless of whom Davis actually tangles with next, stay tuned to 3kingsboxing for all the latest boxing news and updates.

By: Bakari Simpson

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