George Kambosos gives Gervonta Davis edge against Ryan Garcia
By Jim Calfa: Former unified lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr finds himself on the outside looking in for the massive 136-lb catchweight fight between Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Ryan Garcia on April 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kambosos Jr views both fighters as having elements to their games that could lead to victory, but he feels that the activity level of Gervonta (28-0, 26 KOs) could tip things in his direction because he’s been fighting more than the Golden Boy promoted 24-year-old Ryan (23-0, 19 KOs), who hasn’t been as busy as he was earlier in his career following his close call against Luke Campbell in 2021.
Ryan tasted the canvas in the second round after getting nailed by a lead left hand from Campbell. The experience could be the reason why Ryan has fought just twice since against weak punchers in Emmanuel Tagoe and Javier Fortuna.
“We’ll see who is going to be victorious in that fight. I think Tank has the edge. He’s been active, and he’s explosive, but Ryan is very big, he’s rangy, but his footwork isn’t the greatest,” said George Kambosos Jr to Fighthype about the Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight on April 22nd.
“We’ll see. It’s a great fight, and that’s what boxing is about. It’s two top guys going at it as well,” said Kambosos.
If Ryan’s entire career focused on getting a big money cash-out payday against Tank Davis, he’s accomplished his goal because everything else from here would be just gravy. He’ll have enough money to move to Beverly Hills and live well for the remainder of his life, and it won’t matter if his career sinks afterward.
Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko
“No, Haney traveled all the way to Australia to fight me twice and fought me in front of 45,000 people. He dealt with that well, and then he came back at the Rod Laver [arena] in front of 13,000 or 14,000 more,” said Kambosos Jr when asked if Devin Haney will be negatively affected if he defends against Vasyl Lomachenko in Saudi Arabia rather than in the United States on May 20th.
“Look, I think he’s got the leverage to fight wherever he wants to fight. If the money is in Saudi Arabia or the money is in Las Vegas, he deserves to fight wherever he wants to fight, and the money is. I don’t know if that’s what the hold-up is.
“It’s a good fight, and I’m looking forward to it. Like I said, I’ll mix it with these guys. I’m looking forward to seeing that fight,” said Kambosos Jr about the Haney vs. Lomachenko clash.
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