Let the trash speak start.
Ryan Garcia wasted no time predicting what’s going to occur when he meets rival Gervonta Davis within the spring in Las Vegas, assuming each fighters win interim fights and Davis overcomes authorized points.
Garcia is worked up to be a part of the occasion. And he couldn’t have extra confidence.
“That is the struggle I need and that is the struggle boxing wants,” he stated. “The hype, the storylines, the 2 athletes defining their sport contained in the ring and out. I’m going to knock Tank out and take my place because the face of our unimaginable sport, and I’m bringing a brand new era of boxing followers with me.
“I admire Tank volunteering to get beat in order that I can get to work.”
Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) and Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) intend to satisfy in a non-title bout at a catch weight of 136 kilos, reportedly in April, if Davis defeats 130-pound titleholder Hector Garcia on Jan. 7 at Capital One Enviornment in Washington, D.C. and Garcia wins a struggle that has but to be introduced.
Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) shocked the boxing world by simply outpointing scorching prospect Chris Colbert in February and following that by taking Roger Gutierrez’s WBA belt by a one-sided choice in August.
Nevertheless, shifting up in weight to face a fighter of Davis’ capacity will probably be a frightening problem for the 31-year-old Dominican.
Davis is also scheduled to be tried on Dec. 12 for an alleged hit-and-run incident in November 2020.
The 28-year-old from Baltimore is a former two-time 130-pound titleholder who additionally gained secondary titles at 135 and 140, going 5-0 (5 KOs) in championship fights. He gave up all of his belts.
He’s coming off a sixth-round knockout of Rolando Romero at 135 this previous Could. That adopted a unanimous choice over cussed Isaac Cruz in December, a bout by which Davis stated he fought with an injured hand.
Garcia, 24, took a break from boxing final 12 months to take care of his psychological well being however returned to defeat Emmanuel Tagoe (UD) and formidable Javier Fortuna (KO 6) in April and July in 140-pound bouts, respectively.
The Los Angeles-area fighter’s greatest victory got here in January of final 12 months, when he knocked out 2012 Olympic champion Luke Campbell in seven spherical at 135.