Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis exchange words in Twitter war
By Aragon Garcia: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis didn’t like someone telling him that they’d like to see him fight the young lightweight superstar in the making Ryan ‘Kingry’ Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) last Saturday night, and he ignited a mini-war of words by taking a shot at the young 20-year-old Golden Boy Promotion fighter on Twitter.
Garcia was getting a lot of love from the boxing world last Saturday night after his crushing second round knockout over the capable Jose Lopez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) on DAZN at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California. Although there were a lot of other amazing talents on the the stacked Golden Boy card, Ryan Garcia’s fight was the one that the boxing fans were talking about, both on social media at at ringside at the Fantasy Springs Casino.
It was a coming out party for the youngster Garcia after his performance. Saul Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya entered the ring after the fight, and posed for photos alongside the young star Ryan Garcia, who may be the next big thing for the promotional company.
Here’s the exchange between Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) and Ryan Garcia on Twitter:
Gervonta: “You want to see a cold case?” Davis said in response to one of his boxing fans saying, “I want to see Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis.”
Garcia: “Stay focused, Gervontaaaaaa. I’m coming for you!”
Gervonta: “Mayweather vs. Oscar part 3, but a little different. I’n going to go for the knockout.”
Garcia: “It won’t actual be part 2. Oscar [De La Hoya] never got the rematch [with Mayweather]. I understand you aren’t the sharpest of the bunch, mate.”
Gervonta: “Sharp enough to f— up if Golden Boy ever have the balls to put you in front of me.”
As you can see from this brief exchange between the two, there’s some bad blood there between Tank Davis and Ryan Garcia for some reason. In this case, Davis drew first blood by taking a shot at Ryan by asking one of hi boxing fans if he wanted to see a “cold case” when they merely mentioned wanting to see him fight Ryan Garcia. There’s nothing wrong with Davis being told by one of his fans that they want to see him test himself against one of the up and coming stars in the sport.
It looked like Davis didn’t take it too well seeing Ryan Garcia’s name mentioned thrown out there by one of his fans. I mean, Gervonta is going to have to get used to hearing and seeing Garcia’s name, because he’s on the express route to the top of boxing with him being on high profile cards on DAZN. Garcia will next likely be sliding into the co-feature spot on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs card on May 4 on DAZN at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Golden Boy is going to keep moving the young Ryan Garcia along towards a path to a world title. As of now, Garcia, 20, is likely three to four fights away from fighting for a world title at lightweight. A fight between Garcia and Tank Davis is at least two years away if not more. Golden Boy is going to want to let that fight marinate more before they put it together. Once Garcia wins a world title at lightweight, a fight between him and Tank Davis will have a lot more meaning than it does if it were to take place right now with Ryan still just a contender and not a world title holder. If Garcia continues with his path to the top, the two of them could wind up facing each other in a big money showdown in several years from now.