By Dan Ambrose: Ryan Garcia says he wants to fight Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis next and make a “bunch of money” after his win over the old lion Javier Fortuna in a showcase fight last Saturday night.
After the fight, Ryan repeated his mantra, “Belts don’t matter,” and then went into a long rant about how he wanted to fight Tank Davis at 140 to make money.
It was pretty off-putting to listen to, as it was pretty clear that Ryan is undeserving of a fight against Tank Davis, as he still hasn’t proven himself against high-level opposition. Fortuna was an old over-the-hill fighter and a smaller one at that.
This fight was never meant to be a competitive one. It was more about soft match-making to give Ryan an easy without getting beaten before he gets the significant money cash-out against Tank Davis.
Ryan (23-0, 19 KOs) did what he was supposed to, stopping the ring-worn Fortuna (37-4-1, 26 KOs) in the sixth round in the main event at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles.
“Now I feel I want to beat the best fighters that are really good, and what the people want,” said Ryan Garcia to DAZN Boxing after his win over Javier Fortuna. “These belts don’t matter.
“I want to give them that, and I’m satisfied. I just care about fighting Tank, beating him, and making a bunch of money for my family and everybody around me. That’s all I care about, Ryan Garcia said.
It looked like Fortuna never even tried to win to some boxing fans, but that was the same thing we’d seen from him in his loss last year against Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz.
Fortuna looked shot in that fight against Jojo, which may have been why he was selected for Ryan to face. Kingry needed an impressive win over an old fossil to make him look good to help his chances of getting the Tank Davis fight to make a “bunch of money.”
“You guys can complain about belts all you want. That’s not a shot at any organization. To me, the belts are diluted. It’s like putting water into alcohol. It’s not going to hit right,” said Ryan.
“If they fight Ryan in, they’re getting knocked out,” said Oscar De La Hoya to Fighthype. “He’s got sneaky power, and the speed is like no other. Let’s do it! Al Haymon, Mayweather, let’s do it,” said De La Hoya when asked if Gervonta Davis is next for Ryan.
“That’s a mega-fight,” said Gabe Rosado about the Tank vs. Ryan Garcia fight. “That division is stacked. You got Tank; you got Haney, you got Ryan, and you got Shakur [Stevenson].
“That’s the hot division. For real, it’s a toss-up for any of those dudes. Shakur is a problem, but they’re all a problem.
“They’re all undefeated. It’s special. When those dudes fight, it’s going to be Duran, Hagler, Hearns. It’s going to be like when it was the Four Kings,” said Rosado.