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Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis FIRES back at Ryan Garcia after he calls him out

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By Aragon Garcia: Ryan Garcia made it known last Friday that he plans on fighting WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis in December, and he sees himself as already a bigger star than him after just 4 years as a professional.

Instead of Tank Davis accepting the challenge by Garcia, he questioned his popularity and star power. For Davis to be focusing on Ryan’s popularity, it suggests that he might not be up for fighting him in December. It’s strange that Tank Davis isn’t agreeing to fight Ryan, because that would be the normal response in being called out.

Tank Davis looked poor in last fight against Gamboa

Ryan has likely spotted the poor stamina and conditioning for Tank Davis from his recent performance against Yuriorkis Gamboa on December 28. Davis looked slow and lethargic throughout the fight with the injured Gamboa, and it took him 12 rounds to finally put him away.

The talented Golden Boy Promotions contender Garcia says he’s going to push hard to get the fight with Tank Davis done in December, and he’ll be ready to dethrone him at that time.

Tank Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) then asked if the 21-year-old Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) has been fighting in the main event, and he also asked what his ticket sales are like. The fact of the matter is, ‘Kingry’ Garcia hasn’t been fighting in main events since he turned pro, but he’ll be headlining next month against Francisco Fonseca on February 14 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The fight will be shown on DAZN, and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of numbers Ryan brings in. If he brings in better numbers than Davis, it’s going to put him on the spot.

Tank Davis questions Ryan Garcia’s star power

If Ryan isn’t at the same level as Davis is now, he could soon be eclipse his popularity in short time. Obviously, what’s holding Garcia back is the fact that he hasn’t yet captured a world title. Davis is ahead of Garcia in that respect in having won world titles in two weight classes during his seven-year professional career. At 22, Tank Davis captured his first world title.

The 21-year-old Ryan could theoretically match Davis if he can get a world title shot in 2020 like he wants to. That’s one of the reasons why Garcia is trying hard to get a title shot against Tank Davis, and if he can’t fight him, then he’ll take on WBC champion Devin Haney.

Garcia wants Tank Davis in December

“I’m just going to shock the world,” said Ryan to XM Fight Nation Channel 56 in discussing his goal for 2020. “I’m already the biggest star…I’ve been a bigger star than ‘Tank’ Davis. I want to fight Gervonta Davis. I’m pushing for that fight, and I’m trying to get that fight done by December. I want it right away, and I want to have another spectacular performance. Hopefully, I’ll get a couple of more, and then I’ll have a huge fight in December. That would be the biggest fight in the upcoming years,” said Garcia.

The Golden Boy talent Garcia could see his star power shoot skyrocket into the stratosphere if he can win a world title in 2020. All he needs is a chance to fight for a world title, and he’s chomping at the bit looking to get that opportunity.

Ryan is working on his left hook to prepare him for his fight next month against Fonseca on February 14.

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