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Ryan Garcia & Devin Haney want Gervonta Davis in 2020

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By Aragon Garcia: Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney both have taken to social media to express interest in facing newly crowned WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis in 2020 following his off performance against Yuriorkis Gamboa last Saturday night. Davis looked terrible in fighting like a guy 40-year-old fighter rather than 25-year-old, and Gamboa was able to compete with just one healthy leg.

Ryan Garcia wants Tank Davis AND Devin Haney in 2020

The young 21-year-old Ryan Garcia is fearless, saying he wants to fight both Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis in 2020.

The 2004 Olympic gold medalist Gamboa injured his right Achilles in the 2nd round after being dropped. The remainder of the fight, Gamboa dragged his right leg around the ring, and couldn’t generate power on his shots. Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) eventually stopped Gamboa in the 12th, but that was after 11 lackluster rounds by the Baltimore native.

Do Haney and Ryan Garcia see weakness in Tank Davis?

The young unbeaten phenom Ryan (19-0, 16 KOs) and WBC 135-lb champion Haney (24-0, 15 KOs) are like a couple of sharks that smell blood in the water. They both witnessed Tank Davis’ tougher than expected 12th round knockout win over 38-year-old Gamboa (30-3, 18 KOs) last Saturday at the State Farm Arena.

It’s going to be difficult for the unbeaten WBC lightweight champion Haney and Ryan to get a shot at Davis in 2020. Davis fights for Premier Boxing Champions on Showtime, whereas Ryan and Haney are with DAZN.

For a Haney-Davis or Garcia-Davis fight to take place, it would need to be a dual-platform broadcast. Additionally, it would likely need to be pay-per-view. All three of those fighters have yet to make the move to pay-per-view, but it’s possible the fights could well well.

Ryan Garcia could be fighting next against Franchisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs) on February 14, according to Steve Kim. That’s a good step up fight for Ryan from his last contest against Romero Duno on November 2. Garcia stopped Duno in the 1st round in stealing the thunder from the Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev fight in the main event on that card.

Is it too early for Ryan and Haney to face Tank Davis?

Mayweather Promotions are trying to turn Tank Davis into a star, and they’re slowly doing that. But his last performance against Gamboa was a big setback for them, and they’re going to need to do something to have Davis redeem himself. Although he didn’t lose the fight to Gamboa, he looked so poor that his stock dropped considerably.

Golden Boy Promotions are slowly building Ryan into a star as well, and he just needs a breakout fight for him to get to the next level. It would be a risk for Ryan to take the fight with Tank Davis right now, but it would have a huge potential payoff if he beat him.

Mayweather Promotions might drag their feet at the idea of letting Davis fight Ryan Garcia or Haney, because there would be too much to lose.

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