By Sean Jones: Vasily Lomachenko is picking Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis to defeat Ryan Garcia on April 22nd in their fight on Showtime PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Lomchenko says Ryan (23-0, 19 KOs) only has a left hook and nothing else, which will make it easy for Tank Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) to prepare to neutralize that one weapon.
Ryan’s right hand hasn’t been developed to the point yet where it’s a weapon that his opponents need to be concerned about.
Loma feels that the rehydration clause that Gervonta has put in the contract is “one more” reason why he’ll defeat Ryan in this fight.
For the highly technical, well-schooled two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko, it has to be disturbing to see a fighter with such crude & rudimentary skills as Ryan fighting a world-class talent like Tank Davis.
“It’s a big fight. I said before; I think Gervonta Davis will win because he’s more aggressive and always fighting with the biggest and highest guys. So, I hope he’ll be ready for Ryan Garcia,” said Vasily Lomachenko to the media, picking Tank to defeat Ryan Garcia on April 22nd.
“Everybody knows Ryan Garcia can make only one shot. It’s left hook, that’s it. So, I think his [Tank Davis] prepare for this,” Lomachenko continued.
“So, it’s one more thing why Gervonta Davis can beat him,” said Lomachenko when asked about his thoughts on the 10-lb rehydration clause for the Ryan fight. “I think so [it will be beneficial for Tank] because Ryan is very big for 135.”
It would be a miracle if Ryan catches Tank with one of his left hooks and blasts him out in this fight.
The boxing world would be shocked, and Ryan will be showered with endorsement offers left and right. It’s fair to say that Ryan would quickly accumulate a massive fortune from the victory and could retire a wealthy man without bothering to give Tank a rematch.
You got to credit the Golden Boy-promoted Ryan for talking himself into the fight with popular Baltimore native Tank Davis. There would be less criticism of Ryan if he’d at least beaten one note-worthy contender to show the fans that he rates this fight.
Sadly, Ryan didn’t have to work his way into the fight with Tank by beating the top dogs in the lightweight division, like Frank Martin, Shakur Stevenson, Keyshawn Davis, William Zepeda, or Isaac Cruz, to get the fight. Ryan talked his way into the battle after having a close call against Luke Campbell.