Gabe Rosado says Ryan Garcia must use jab to defeat Gervonta Davis
By Craig Daly: Gabe Rosado says the key to victory for Ryan Garcia is for him to utilize his jab to control the shorter fighter Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on Saturday night in their headliner mega-fight on pay-per-view.
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Rosado says the lanky 5’10” Ryan (23-0, 19 KOs) must use his height and reach to keep Gervonta (28-0, 26 KOs) trapped on the outside, unable to land his short power shots that he needs to.
In a boxing match, Tank stands no chance of beating Ryan because he’s not a great boxer, and his miniature height for the 135-lb division puts him at a distinct disadvantage in this fight.
For Tank, Rosado says he’s got to attack Ryan’s body because there’s a big target area for him to land his shots. If Ryan is stationary, that’ll make it easy for Gervonta to land his power punches to get him out of there.
Gervonta-Ryan will take place this Saturday, April 22, on DAZN & Showtime PPV. The event goes for $84.99. Rosado will be fighting on the undercard in a rematch against Bektemir Melikuziev.
Also on the card is WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight champion David Morrell defending against Yamaguchi Falcao in the chief support bout.
“I think Ryan has got to pop that jab, keep his distance, use the angles, that check hook,” said Gabe Rosado to Fight Hub TV on what Ryan Garcia must do to defeat Gervonta Davis.
“I think the jab is the most important punch of the fight for Ryan, and Tank has got to take advantage of Ryan being taller and lanky. I’m saying attack the body.
“The body is right there for Tank because of height. Tank can take advantage of the height advantage with the body, but Ryan can take advantage of the height advantage with the jab. So, I think whoever establishes that will be better off.
“No, it’s 50-50,” said Rosado when asked to make a prediction on the Tank vs. Ryan fight. “That’s 50-50. I really can’t call it,” said Rosado.
“If Ryan Garcia is right, and that he sees something. ‘There’s no way I’m leaving that ring without winning, no way.’ If he’s really and truly thinking about that frame of thinking, then no way am I saying he can’t get it done,” said Teddy Atlas at The Fight.
“I think something in this fight where a mistake can be made early. Hey, a mistake can be made late, I understand that, but being that Ryan Garcia is a lot less seasoned in certain areas, that’s a possibility of a mistake on his side of being made early,” said Atlas.
- Ryan Garcia fighting Oscar Duarte on December 2nd on DAZN
- Leonard Ellerbe says Tank vs. Shakur or Haney not big fights
- Gervonta Davis’ coach says “Something big coming” for Tank’s next fight
- Ryan Garcia vs.Teofimo Lopez targeted for February 10th