Canelo Alvarez picks Gervonta Davis to defeat Ryan Garcia on April 15th
By Dan Ambrose: Canelo Alvarez is picking Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis to beat Ryan Garcia in their agreed upon but still unsigned mega-fight on Showtime PPV on April 15th.
Like many, Alvarez feels that the 24-year-old Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) lacks the experience to defeat a fighter of Tank Davis’ caliber at this early juncture of his career, so he’ll lose the fight.
The Golden Boy-promoted Ryan has been carefully managed during his career, put in with non-threats to ensure that he wouldn’t get beaten repeatedly before he got that big-money payday fight.
“I think Tank has more experience. He’s got more things in his boxing skills. I think Tank, but it’s going to be a good fight,” said Canelo Alvarez to ESNEWS about his prediction of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis defeating Ryan Garcia on April 15th.
To date, the left-hook artist Ryan’s best opponents are Emmanuel Tagoe & Luke Campbell, two low-level fighters that would be no match for the upper echelon of the lightweight division.
Ryan Garcia = Manufactured fighter?
Canelo would have another view on the Tank-Garcia if Ryan proved himself against killers like Frank Martin, Shakur Stevenson, Richardson Hitchins, William Zepeda, Isaac Cruz, Devin Haney, or Regis Prograis.
Unfortunately, Ryan Garcia hasn’t fought any of those guys, which is why many boxing fans believe he’s just another example of a fighter that was manufactured to look world class to sell to the gullible public; in reality, he is another one of the many social media influencers, hustling fights that they have no chance of winning. That is to say, to make quick money only at the public’s expense.
If this were another sport, Ryan would have to claw his way to the top by beating the quality fighters like Shakur, Hitchins, Haney, and Vasyl Lomachenko. That hasn’t happened. Ryan has leap-frogged over all the prerequisite fights that he should have fought and is getting a match against what many boxing fans feel is the top dog in the 135-lb division in Tank Davis.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Golden Boy reloads Ryan Garcia for another big money fight after he loses to Tank Davis. It goes without saying that they’ll return Ryan to fighting bottom dwellers for him to put together a handful of wins before looking to match him against a big star that will make him a ton of cash.
The question is, who will that be? Devin Haney isn’t a big star, and it’s highly unlikely Golden Boy will allow Ryan to fight Shakur and get embarrassed by him.
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