Ryan Garcia targeting Gervonta Davis fight in December
By Aragon Garcia: Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) says he’s going to look to make the fight with WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) this year in December, and he’ll be SHOCKING the world.
Ryan, 21, believes he should already have been a world champion if he’d fought an old guy like 38-year-old Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-3, 18 KOs), because he was supposed to fight him two years ago.
Mayweather Promotions will need to sign off on letting Davis fight Garcia
For the Garcia vs. Davis fight to take place, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya will need to agree to it. Further, Davis would need Leonard Ellerbe and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to give their blessing.
They may drag their feet on letting Davis anywhere near the talented Ryan, because Tank has been matched in a strategic manner throughout his career. Fighting Garcia would go against the match-making formula that Mayweather Promotions has used in picking fights for Tank Davis.
The mild-mannered Davis has let Maywether and Ellerbe pick his opponents thus far, and he probably won’t make waves if they reject Garcia as an opponent in 2020.
‘Kingry’ Garcia further states that the only world champion at lightweight that’s earned the title is IBF champion Teofimo Lopez, because he’s gone up the hard way in taking on good fighters.
Garcia is fighting next month against Franciso Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs) on February 14 on DAZN at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Ryan Garcia: I’m pushing for Gervonta Davis fight
“I’m just going to shock the world,” said Ryan to XM Fight Nation Channel 56 in discussing his goal for 2020. “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.
Ryan looks more than ready to take on Davis, and beat him. The speed, accuracy and the defensive ability of Garcia will give Tank Davis fits. Mayweather Promotions may choose to keep Davis, 25, away from Garcia after his recent poor performance against Gamboa last Saturday night in Atlanta.
Davis gassed out after the first few rounds, and he was unable to take Gamboa out until the 12th. Gamboa was fighting with a torn right Achilles tendon that he ruptured in the 2nd round.
Davis was very lucky that Gamboa was old and had a torn Achilles. If this was a young Gamboa that Davis was in there with last Saturday, he likely would have lost. Of course, if Gamboa was young, Mayweather Promotions probably would have never made the fight.
If Garcia can beat Davis in December, it would turn him into a superstar overnight. Ryan just needs one good scalp for him to take his career to the next level. He could be bigger than Canelo Alvarez, because he’s got the Hollywood movie star looks, and personality.
Garcia says he should be champion already
“I should have been a world champion by now, because he got a world title for fighting Gamboa” said Ryan Garcia when asked what his reaction was to Gervonta Davis’ win over Yuriorkis Gamboa. “I was supposed to fight Gamboa two years ago,” said Garcia.
Gamboa wasn’t a world champion two years ago, so it wouldn’t have helped Ryan to fight him in 2017. Tank Davis just lucked out with the World Boxing Association sanctioning the fight between him and Gamboa.
Even if Gervonta rejects a fight with Garcia, he still has a good chance of fighting for a world title in 2020.
Teofimo = only 135-lb campion that deserves it says Ryan
“You got Haney, you got Davis are world champions and Teofimo,” said Garcia. “The only one I feel deserves a championship completely right now is Teofimo, because he went through the ranks,” said Ryan Garcia. “But in looking at all their competition, I should have been a champion by now, because I never fought no old man.
“I fought [Romero] Duno when he was a young guy, and I fought Carlos Morales. I fought all these young dudes, and I should have been a champion by now,” said Garcia.
Davis proved himself to a certain extent when he was fighting at super featherweight, since he did win 2 world titles. But the guys that Davis beat to capture his IBF and WBA belts were far from great fighters. He beat Jose Pedraza to win the IBF title, and Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar to capture the WBA 130-lb strap.
Teofimo has impressive wins over the following fighters:
- Richard Commey
- Masayoshi Nakatani
- Edis Tatli
- Diego Magdaleno
- Mason Menard
- William Silva
Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy will likely opt to let the Davis vs. Garcia fight build for a couple of more years before making the fight on pay-per-view.
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