Amir Khan picks Gervonta Davis to beat Ryan Garcia

By Boxing News - 09/09/2022 - Comments

By Adam Baskin: Amir Khan is giving the edge to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis over Ryan Garcia if the two meet in a mega-fight this December.

Khan feels that the punching power of Tank (27-0, 25 KOs) makes him a formidable foe for the 23-year-old Ryan Garcia, who has yet to face anyone near as good as him.

Ryan’s best hope of beating Tank, according to Khan, would be to keep it at long range and not allow him to set his feet to get full power on his shots. With the 27-year-old Davis’ boxing ability and power, he could get to Ryan at some point and knock him out.

Most boxing fans would agree that the Golden Boy promoted Ryan could use a couple of more years of experience under his belt to have a better chance of beating Tank Davis.

With the rush that Ryan is in to face Tank, he’s not going to get that experience. Ryan wants that fight now, and he’s just going to have to hope for the best.

“A fight between Ryan Garcia and Tank. It’s a good fight,” said Amir Khan on social media when asked about a bout between Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Ryan Garcia.

“Tank’s a beast. He’s got s great name, Tank, because he is a bit of a tank, to be honest with you. Whoever they put in front of him, he not only beats them, he destroys them.

“If Ryan Garcia and Tank fought, I go for Tank. I like Ryan Garcia. Unless Ryan keeps it long and boxes him, keep it long range, hit & move, and don’t let Tank settle.

“When Tank settles, then he gets those big power shots in. You don’t want to let him do that. You want to keep it moving.

“If Lomachenko fights against Tank, I think Tank will win again, but then again, I think it’s a harder fight for Tank because it’s very technical. Loma is very technical.

“You think so? ‘Tank vs. Ryan Garcia breaking pay-per-view records.’ I can’t see that happening. I’m sorry. I don’t agree with you there because being big in the boxing world, Ryan is, yeah. But it’s not like Mayweather – Pacquiao fight.

“So, I can’t see that really breaking big records. It’ll do four or five hundred thousand buys,” said Khan about the Tank vs. Ryan fight.

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