Ryan Garcia calls out Gervonta Davis for 2020 fight
By Kenneth Friedman: Ryan Garcia says he’s ready to make the fight with Gervonta’ Tank’ Davis in 2020 and that the money will be there for the contest. Ryan (20-0, 17 KOs) is confident that the match can happen.
Ryan Garcia nor Gervonta Davis call the shots with their respective promoters, which means all their back and forth trash-talking is pointless chatter.
Until the management with Golden Boy and Mayweather Promotions decide to make this fight, Ryan and Tank are getting their fans worked up for nothing.
He states that his original plans were to fight Tank Davis in December, and he’d still like to do that.
WBA World lightweight champion Tank Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) hasn’t called Garcia’s bluff by accepting his offer. The only thing Davis has said in response to Garcia in the last 24 hours is by saying he’s a “Clown.”
Mayweather Promotions unlikely to make Garcia vs. Davis fight in 2020
Davis probably knows that his promoters at Mayweather Promotions wouldn’t let him fight Ryan Garcia fight now at this point. If they’re going to make that fight, they’ll wait until it can take place in front of a large crowd.
Right now, that’s not doable because of the pandemic. Mayweather Promotions will likely wait until the Garcia vs. Davis fight marinates as much as possible before they make it. Look at the head of the company Floyd Mayweather Jr. he waited six years before facing Manny Pacquiao.
The problem with Mayweather taking that approach to the Garcia-Tank Davis fight is that one of those guys could lose before they get a chance to face each other. Additionally, Ryan is someone that is going to outgrow the 135-pound division, and he’s not going to come back down once he’s up to 140 or 147.
— ABNER MARES (@abnermares) June 4, 2020
Ryan Garcia won’t be in action fourth of July
“It looks like that fight on July 4 is not going to happen. It’s just not going to happen,” said Ryan Garcia on Instagram. “There are a lot of things taking place behind the scenes that are making it not happen.
“If I could find a way to do it, I would definitely hop in the ring because I want to entertain. That’s what I do, but I definitely don’t see July 4 happening. It can, but I don’t see it happening,” Ryan Garcia said.
It’s still not definite that Ryan Garcia won’t be fighting on July 4, but it’s not looking good. Golden Boy Promotions hasn’t been able to nail down an opponent for Ryan. They were looking at Mercito Gesta and Hector Tanajara as options for him, but it’s not happening. Tanajara took to social media on Friday to say this:
“Now that you can’t get the easy opponents, you usually get you to make some bulls*** excuses? I’ve been ready. Sign the contract, and let’s go on July 4.”
It sounds like there’s not a lot of options for Ryan other than Gesta and Tanajara, and the money might not be there. If Ryan doesn’t fight on July 4, Golden Boy Promotions will have good reasons for not doing it.
The real hassle of assembling a behind closed doors event is enough trouble as it is. On one month’s notice, it might be too much red tape to get it done in a hurry.
At 5’5,” Tank Davis is stuck at 135. If he moves up to 140 or 147, he’ll be too short to fight against the elite level guys. In other words, Davis will be another Felix Diaz.
King Ryan wants Davis fight in 2020
“I want to fight him this year,” said Ryan Garcia when asked about Gervonta’ Tank’ Davis. “My plans were to fight him in December. I wanted Gervonta Davis, and I still want Gervonta Davis. I think it’s a great fight for us, for me and everybody.
“Do you guys want to watch that fight? I want a thumbs up to everyone that wants to watch that fight. I mean, let’s get it. I’m pretty sure everyone wants to watch that fight. It would be a perfect time to fight. Why not? I’m sure I can make it happen.
“I definitely can make it happen with the people I know, and the people he knows want to make it happen. Let’s make that fight happen. Why wait? Would you guys be entertained right now? Would it be very entertaining?” said Ryan Garcia.
For these two popular lightweights to face each other this year, it would be great for boxing. The sport needs a big fight like this to bring some excitement back after the pandemic has sidelined the sport for the last three months.
The winner of the Davis-Garcia fight would see their popularity go through the roof. However, Mayweather Promotions isn’t going to make this fight. They want to put Tank in with Leo Santa Cruz next, which is a far lesser fight, but that’s what they want.
We probably won’t see Mayweather Promotions put Tank in any risky fights until his contract with them is about to expire. Once it reaches that point, they’ll have no choice but to cash out because he’s not likely to re-sign with them.
The money will be there for Garcia vs. Davis fight
“Let Gervonta know that Ryan Garcia wants to fight,” Kingry Ryan continued. “Why not? He’s all about making money, and this fight will make us a lot of money, so why not? I’m about beating the best, but I know you want your money good.
“Let’s get the fight going. The money is going to be there. We already know that. That’s not a question. The money is going to be there. Let’s fight, and let’s get it going on. I’m down to do it. I’m definitely ready for it,” said Ryan Garcia.
There is money to be made in Ryan and Tank fighting each other in 2020, but not nearly as much if they face each other in 2021 in front of a live audience. Big money won’t be there for this fight until the U.S economy rebounds but knows how long that’ll take.
It took 16 years for the U.S economy to rebound from the 1929 Great Depression. Things didn’t get back to normal until 1945, which came at the end of the Second World War.
Davis and Ryan Garcia can’t afford to wait until the U.S economy rebounds fully, but they can wait until the situation improves.
Ryan wants to see what Tank Davis brings
“I want to see what he brings. I know he’s a great fighter,” Garcia said of Tank. “We all know he’s a great fighter. He’s talented, and I’m ready to go, though. I’m ready to prove to the world that I’m good. I’m a very good fighter, and I know I can beat him.
“A lot of questions have been asked about me, and a lot of people have said that I’m not ready. But I’m here to prove them wrong. That’s my thing. I’m here to prove people wrong. I want to shock the world, baby,” said Ryan Garcia.
A lot of boxing fans would favor Tank Davis over Ryan Garcia if that fight happened in 2020. Davis has more experience against quality opposition, he’s older, and he’s got a great chin. Some of the shots that Yuriorkis Gamboa was hitting Tank with last December might have knocked out Ryan.
You a clown https://t.co/YT7XRLP1pZ
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) June 5, 2020
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