Gervonta Davis critical of Ryan Garcia after getting dropped by Campbell
By Chris Williams: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis was having fun on social media commenting about Ryan Garcia’s fight last Saturday night against Luke Campbell on DAZN.
During the fight, Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) noted that Ryan (21-0, 18 KOs) was walking into Campbell’s shots with his aggressive style of fighting.
Moments later when Ryan hit the deck in the second round from a lead left from Campbell, Tank said, “See.”
King Ryan was standing straight up, not moving his head, and made it easy for the 2012 Olympic gold medalist Campbell to repeatedly hit him. Initially, Ryan was getting hit when he was attempting to hit Campbell with five-punch combinations.
Campbell was nailing Ryan during the middle and the end of the combos. When Ryan stopped throwing the combinations, that’s when Campbell began hitting him with lefts to the body and head.
Tank Davis not impressed with Ryan
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) January 2, 2021
Ryan recovered from the knockdown in the second and showed heart in brawling with Campbell in an entertaining fight. In the event, Ryan landed a powerful left to the body that paralyzed Campbell, sending him down on the canvas in pain.
That punch showed the kind of power that Ryan has in his left hand. The guy is dangerous, but so flawed right now. It would be a crime for Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN to let Ryan face a Gervonta right now.
De La Hoya hinting that he won’t let Ryan take on the champions
“We could see that possibly happen, when we’re ready, when Ryan is ready, and obviously Ryan is ready to face anybody, that’s never a doubt, but it’s going to be on our terms, on the terms of Ryan Garcia,” Golden Boy Promotions promoter Oscar De La Hoya said to Fighthub when asked if Ryan will be fighting Haney.
“When he’s ready, when he wants to. Every champion out there needs Ryan Garcia, it’s not the other way around.”
De La Hoya is making it abundantly clear that he’s not going to let Ryan fight any of the champions anytime soon.
The theatrics with Ryan calling out Tank Davis after the fight last Saturday is going to be meaningless because that fight isn’t going to happen soon.
Vargas wants Ryan to fight Haney
“I was surprised but I knew it could happen. Luke Campbell is strong and he’s very experienced,” said Jessie Vargas to Fighthub in reacting to Ryan Garcia getting knocked down by Campbell.
“100 percent,” said Vargas when asked if Ryan Garcia learned from the fight with Campbell. ”
He was able to adapt. I think that would be a good fight for both. I think they fought six times in the amateurs,” said Vargas about Garcia and Devin Haney.
“We could have a trilogy there. Whoever wins the first one, and it would be entertaining, and then you can have a second and third one.
“They’re young guys and they can have long careers fighting each other. Whether they lose or they want, they’re both going to have a good career.
“He recovered and he wasn’t following the game plan, but the minute that he did, he got the knockout,” said Vargas about Ryan Garcia.
Ryan can become a star with his power, speed, and social media following. But he’s got to stay away from the big four – Tank Davis, Teofimo Lopez, Devin Haney, and Vasily Lomachenko – right now. A fight between King Ryan and WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney
Golden Boy should let Ryan develop for three or four years before they put him in with any of the dangerous 135-lb fighters. Ryan can still make a lot of money as a contender while he’s learning.
He doesn’t have to put himself in a position where he takes on experienced guys that are further along than he is with their careers. Teofimo Lopez really isn’t even a lightweight. That guy is 140-pounder, so it doesn’t make sense for Ryan to fight him.
Ryan should get more experience and leave the talented fighters like Tank, Teofimo, and Haney alone for a while.
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