Bozy Ennis say Tank has “street s**t” in him, Ryan “not from the streets”
By Sam Volz: Derek ‘Bozy’ Ennis says he favors Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis over Ryan Garcia because he’s got the “street s**t” in him, and that’s missing from Kingry ahead of their fight next month on Showtime PPV on April 22.
The Victorville, California native Ryan (23-0, 19 KOs) lacks the toughness that Gervonta (28-0, 26 KOs) was raised from the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, and that could show itself next month.
Ennis likes Ryan’s powerful left hook and size in this fight, but when it comes down to it, Tank, 28, could out-tough him when they get inside the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Ryan hasn’t fought a formidable opponent since his fight with Luke Campbell two years ago, and that guy may have scared him because he’s not fought anyone decent since.
What Ryan needed to toughen him up for Tank were fights against these guys:
- Frank Martin
- Eduardo Nunez
- Isaac Cruz
- Rolly Romero
- William Zepeda
- Jamaine Ortiz
Without the toughening-up process, the well-protected 24-year-old Ryan Garcia will be flying by the seat of his pants against Tank Davis on April 22, and he won’t last long with this killer. Ryan has got too much Instagram in him and not enough streets.
That is good for Tank but bad for the boxing fans who will pay an arm and a leg to purchase the card on Showtime PPV. They want value for their money, and unless PBC and Golden Boy stack the undercard, which is doubtful, fans could be unhappy.
“It’s going to be a tough fight. Ryan is fast; Ryan can punch. Like I tell everybody, I’m not going to call it 50-50 because I have Tank winning, and I think it’s going to be a knockout, but it ain’t going to be real easy,” said Derek ‘Bozy’ Ennis to Fighthype about his pick of Gervonta Davis over Ryan Garcia.
“To me, it’s who gets to who first because Ryan can also punch, and he’s fast. But like I said, if I’m putting my money on, I’m putting my money on Tank.
“It could be, but I don’t think it’s going to be a boring fight,” said Ennis when asked if Tank vs. Ryan will be a ‘cautious affair’ with both guys afraid to take chances. “No, I don’t think it’s going to be boring. Tank has got that street s**t in him, so he’s going to take it to another level.
“I don’t know where Ryan comes from. He can fight, and he can punch, but he’s not from the streets like Tank is,” said Bozy.
On Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko
“Loma looked pretty good in his last fight when he fought Jamaine [Ortiz]. That was a pretty good fight, too,” said Ennis when asked about his thoughts on the Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko clash on May 20th.
“I don’t know about that fight too. I think that’s a closer fight to call. Devin can pick you apart. He can box, he can move, and he’s taking more chances now. It might be a different fight, but if I were to bet, I’d bet on Devin.
On Haney vs. Shakur Stevenson
“I like both of those guys, but I’ll give it to Shakur. I’ve been around him, and I’ve played around with him too, and he’s smart. He knows his range, and he knows his distance,” said Bozy when asked when he picks Shakur Stevenson to defeat Devin Haney.
“I talked to him before, and like I tell everybody, if you want to be great, you’ve got to take chances. You seen those last few fights; he was going to them,” Ennis said of Shakur. “He was fighting them inside.
“That’s going to be a good fight and what I call a technical fight. It’s like a chess game.”
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