Gervonta Davis responds to Ryan Garcia calling him out
By Chris Williams: After being called out by an anxious Ryan ‘Kingry’ Garcia on early Monday morning, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis had to calm him down by telling the ‘lil man’ that they’ll be fighting soon enough.
The unbeaten Golden Boy prospect Garcia (21-0, 17 KOs) despite the fact that he’s STILL never won a world title or beat any of the lions in the 135-lb division. Tank Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) is LIGHT YEARS ahead of Ryan in accomplishment at this stage in his career having won two world titles [IBF & WBA] at super featherweight and another title at lightweight [WBA].
Garcia is still unproven
Ryan is still trying to win his first title, and his dad isn’t sounding eager about him fighting the highly ranked Jorge Linares the way that Golden Boy Promotions wants him to. To some boxing fans, it just looks like Ryan, 21, is trying to get that payday fight against Tank Davis without proving that he deserves a fight against him.
Lol, relax lil man. It’s gonna come & you know it like I know it! https://t.co/0nxZeRvr3a
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) March 16, 2020
Gervonta, 25, is doing the right thing by telling Garcia to CHILL because it won’t do either of them any good if they fight right now. It’s still too early for the Davis-Garcia fight to go down, and it won’t make nearly the kind of money it can later on down the road.
Maybe from Ryan’s perspective, he’s better off by fighting Tank right now than he is if he waits. It’s a bad sign that Kingry Garcia struggled to beat Carlos Morales in 2018 in winning a controversial 10 round majority decision. A lot of boxing fans thought Garcia should have lost that fight to Morales, and they think he was given a gift because he was the A-side.
Garcia never gave Morales a rematch to clear up the controversy over that win. We can only speculate why Ryan didn’t choose to fight Morales again. It looked really bad that Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) DESTROYED Morales by a 4th round knockout last month on February 14 on the undercard of Ryan’s fight against Francisco Fonseca. Linares basically showed Ryan how a professional takes care of a fighter like Morales.
Kingry Garcia needs to get some wins under his belt
Golden Boy Promotions has been matching Garcia against beatable guys that he’s been able to bowl over with his left hook. In Ryan’s last two fights, he’s knocked out Francisco Fonseca and Romero Duno in 1st round KOs. However, his opposition is so poor that it’s led to Ryan picking bad habits in just throwing left hooks all the time.
He’s not even using his right hand and just looking to throw left hooks all the time. That’s what happens when you get mismatches. Fighters develop bad habits and get sloppy.
Ryan wants to fight for the WBC lightweight title against the winner of the Javier Fortuna vs. Luke Campbell contest, but he’s going to have to wait. The Fortuna-Campbell fight is currently scheduled for next month on April 17 at the MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. That card is being talked about needing to be either moved to a different venue or POSTPONED due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We don’t know how long it’ll be before Campbell and Fortuna fight each other. If they wait for the coronavirus to disappear entirely before fighting, it could be 1 to 3 years. The Swine Flu pandemic landed almost a year and a half and the 1918 Spanish Flu was around for almost three years.
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