Garcia: “I Should Be Champion! I Want To Fight Tank Davis By December!”

Ryan Garcia Wants A Big Fight Now!

Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis
Ryan Garcia (left) and Gervonta Davis

Ryan Garcia feels he should be a champion!

Golden Boy Promotions’ undefeated top prospect Ryan “The Flash” Garcia (19-0, 16ko) has been focused on a championship fight since resolving his public “show me the money” dispute with Oscar De La Hoya.

The latest person-of-interest that the 21-year-old has targeted is WBA “regular” lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22ko). This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone considering the social media bonanza that took place after the Baltimore power-puncher’s victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Garcia recently had an interview on Sirius XM Boxing channel: The AK and Barak show. The hungry young Lion emphasized that he should be a champion and wants to fight the WBA “regular” champion.

“My first take, was he was probably undisciplined in his camp. Then my other reaction was I should have been a world champion by now.

“Now I consider myself a world champion. He got a title for fighting Gamboa and I was supposed to fight Gamboa two years ago. You got Haney and you got Davis as world champions, and then Teofimo.

“The only one I think deserves a championship completely is Teofimo because he went through the ranks.

“But looking at all their competition, I should have been a world champion by now because I never fought no old man.”


Garcia’s comments about IBF champion Teofimo Lopez deserving to be a world champion is a personal opinion and a valid one. However, in defense WBC champion Devin Haney, he was looking to fight top contender Luke Campbell for the vacant title.

Then, the WBC favored unified champion Vasyl Lomachenko to get the opportunity instead.

Furthermore, the organization elevated the pound for pound unified champion with the franchise tag. Haney, being the number one contender, would fight for the interim title before being elevated to full champion.

The California boxer would finish the interview with a bold statement for his plans in 2020.

“I’m just here to shock the world! I want to fight Gervonta Davis. I am pushing for that fight! I am trying really to get that fight done by December.

“I want him to have another spectacular performance. Hopefully I get a couple more and we can do a huge fight in December.”

That would be a huge fight that the boxing community undoubtedly would be in favor of seeing. The lightweight division holds all kinds of great potential fights and hopefully 2020 will be the year that the majority of them take place.

Garcia can’t look too far into the future. Before any of this can come into fruition, he must first take care of business when he faces Francisco Fonseca at the Honda Center, Anaheim, California on February 14.

By: Garrisson Bland

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