Ryan Garcia Predicting an Epic Battle with Gervonta Davis
At long last, WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champ Gervonta ”Tank” Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) and lightweight contender Ryan “King Ry” Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) will settle their differences in the ring. As 3King Boxing previously reported, the two have agreed to a bout targeted for April 2023.
HOW THE FIGHT WAS MADE
Tank and King Ry have often talked of fighting one another. The question begs: what was the thing that made this fight a reality? Appearing on ESPN First Take, Garcia gave his thoughts on what carried things over the finish line.
“I think finally, we all came together. He realized that he really wanted this fight, as well […] We both came together. It was a hard process, but we figured it out, and great things are going to happen now. Finally, a mega-fight is on the horizon.”
The 24-year-old Garcia respects the punching power of Davis and feels the southpaw champion is a fighter of substance. He predicts the fight with Tank will go down as one of the most memorable fights in boxing history.
“There are so many different options and so many different scenarios for myself. But I see probably one of the greatest fights you’ll see because if he doesn’t get knocked out early, this is going to be a war of speed, and power. At all times, somebody could get knocked down; somebody could get dropped . . . With the amount of speed I have, with the amount of power he has, explosion, this could be the greatest fight that you will ever see.”
NOT LIKE ANY OTHER OPPONENT
In Davis’s last outing, he stopped then-mandatory challenger Rolando “Rolly” Romero in six rounds in May 2022. But the champ received critiques from some pundits who noted how carefully he fought before ending the fight with a one-shot, counter left hand.
In attendance for that fight, Garcia says his rival is full of flaws. The pride of Los Angeles is looking to exploit what he feels is a fighter ready to be taken out.
“I’m just a whole different fighter than any of the guys he’s ever fought […] In my heart, I know that I’m going to beat him, and I’m going to beat him fairly easy.”
Davis has a bout coming up on January 7, 2023 against WBA 130-pound Super champ Hector Luis Garcia in Washington, DC . Presently, that is the only fight standing between the two athletes having their showdown. You would have two exciting fighters who like to throw TNT and are at or near their prime. Also, add to the mix that they do not like each other. Those are ingredients of a bout with mainstream appeal and assuredly will bring in a lot of money. That’s good for the fans and potentially a big boost to boxing. Fingers will be crossed that the fight will live up to what will be an extraordinary amount of hype.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.