By Adam Baskin: Trainer Stephen ‘Breadman’ Edwards says Ryan Garcia will be unaffected by the 146-lb rehydration limit for his fight against Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis if he weighs in the morning of their bout and has all day to rehydrate before fighting in the evening on April 22nd.
Breadman states that what’s important is your weight at night, not what you weigh in at. And with Ryan (23-0, 19, he’ll have plenty of time to rehydrate to 155 lbs by the evening.
Tank Davis’ management might be kidding themselves if they think the 10-lb rehydration limit they attached to the 136-lb catchweight fight with Ryan Garcia will weaken the popular Southern California fighter. It’s not.
Ryan Garcia won’t be drained
As Breadman points out, it’s the amount of time that a fighter has to rehydrate that is important, and Ryan Garcia has more than enough leeway to drink water from the morning until the evening after the secondary weigh-in to be at 154 or 155 when he steps inside the ring against Tank Davis.
“I don’t know about all the parameters of Tank and Ryan. That fight don’t have anything to do with me. I just know they’re fighting at 136, and I heard there’s a 10-pound rehydration clause,” said Stephen ‘Breadman’ Edwards to DontaesBoxingNation on the Tank vs. Ryan fight.
“I think the most important thing is the time you’ve got to weigh-in. A lot of people like to argue and gossip. If Ryan gets to weigh-in on the morning of the fight, he has all day to rehydrate. So you come into the ring at 154 or 155 and be fine.
“It’s the weight you get into the ring with. That’s the most important weight. The weigh-in weight is all artificial. Caleb Plant is 168 for an hour of his life.
“All he does is make the weight real quick and start drinking to get right back. I’m sure that David [Benavidez], who is bigger than him, does the same thing. It’s what weight you get into the fight.
“The time that you have to weigh-in is the most important. So unless you know the time they have to do for the rehydration clause agreement, it really doesn’t make any sense to argue about it. If Ryan has to weigh in at 146 in the morning, he’s good,” said Breadman.