By Dan Ambrose: Ryan Garcia says he’s committed to making the fight happen between him and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis in 2021 after he deals with Luke Campbell on January 2nd.
The unbeaten Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) wants to add WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Tank Davis’ name to his resume under the win collum, and then move forward to take on the big lion Teofimo Lopez for his IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO 135lb titles later in 2021.
Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) says he’ll retire Ryan if and when the two of them in 2021, but that talk isn’t scaring the California native. He still plans on doing whatever he needs to for them to fight in 2021.
Tank Davis, 26, will be step up in class for Ryan Garcia next year. The question is, will Ryan Garcia be ready for that type of fighter, or will he get brutally knocked out?
Ryan Garcia ready to make Tank fight happen
“That’s the quickest way to go into retirement,” said Tank Davis to Ryan Garcia in responding to one of his Tweets.
“I promise you I will do whatever it takes to make that fight happen,” said Ryan Garcia on Twitter when asked about Tank Davis. “Ima have to put boxing on my back after Luke I’m coming straight for Tank.
“I box to hurt you. I box to knock you out and I box to win. Punishment pain hurt damage break. I want to be in the ring already,” said King Ryan.
Many boxing fans believe that Tank Davis is too powerful, too quick, and too experienced for King Ryan right now. That perception is likely to continue unless Ryan looks exceptional in his next fight.
Garcia faces Campbell on January 2nd
Ryan, 22, needs to win his next fight first against Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) on January 2nd at the Fantasy Springs in Indio, California. Garcia and Campbell are headlining on DAZN in a fight with the interim WBC lightweight title.
The 33-year-old Campbell is coming off of a loss to Vasily Lomachenko last year, and he’s an Olympic gold medalist from 2012.
Whether the young Ryan Garcia wants to admit it or not, he’s going to have his hands full trying to beat Campbell, let alone a talented fighter like Tank.
Campbell recently tested positive for coronavirus, which is why his fight with Ryan has been pushed back to January 2nd.
It’ll be the quickest shot you ever get hit with when i knock you out! https://t.co/JPVk6lxCD4
— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) December 7, 2020
January 2nd watch as the reign begins 👑 and you can watch from anywhere on dazn 🌎 pic.twitter.com/ls7pvXNrex
— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) December 2, 2020
Like many people, Ryan was surprised at the news of Floyd Mayweather Jr taking on YouTuber Logan Paul on February 20th on pay-per-view. Those two are fighting in an exhibition match.
“I have no words. Wow,” said Ryan Garcia reacting to the news of Floyd Mayweather Jr facing Logan Paul on February 20th, 2021.