By Dan Ambrose: WBA ‘common’ light-weight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis says he’s involved about Ryan Garcia being scared away if he seems too good in defeating his January seventh opponent Hector Luis Garcia on Showtime PPV on the Capitol One Area in Washington, D.C.
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Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) commented at this time with the media that he hopes Ryan (23-0, 19 KOs) doesn’t attend the combat reside, that means that his spectacular displaying could intimidate the younger 23-year-old.
The very last thing Tank wants are for Ryan to tug out of the combat, as we noticed him do the primary time he was scheduled to combat Javier Fortuna final 12 months.
Tank desires to get the combat with Ryan out of the way in which in order that he can transfer on to larger & higher alternatives.
Ryan has chosen to remain inactive up till the April fifteenth combat with Tank as a result of, in response to him, he desires to focus solely on that match-up.
Some really feel that Ryan was being lower than truthful with that flimsy excuse, contemplating his punch resistance isn’t what it must be for him to 100% defeat a motivated opponent attempting to take his head off.
Given how Ryan was dropped laborious by southpaw Luke Campbell final 12 months, it is smart for him to duck the tune-up in opposition to Mercito Gesta on January twenty eighth.
“Yeah, most likely. That’s why I don’t know. Hopefully, he don’t come and see it in particular person. Possibly watch it on TV or one thing like that,” stated Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis when requested by the media if he could inadvertently scare away Ryan Garcia by wanting too good in beating Hector Luis Garcia on January seventh.
“I believe Hector is a sound fighter. He simply beat a prime prospect [Chris Colbert]. He’s a sturdy man. He’s coming to combat, and is 16-0. You’ll be able to’t sleep on Hector. If you happen to sleep on Hector, Hector would possibly sleep you.
“Each fighter is harmful. I believe each opponents. Even Ryan, he’s coaching now. I don’t suppose both of them is an entire fighter.
“I preserve getting caught in my [left] eye with a thumb in camp,” stated Tank Davis about his coaching with southpaw sparring companions. “Hopefully, it don’t occur within the combat with me getting caught with a thumb.
“I can’t go in with both opponent and attempt to knock them out. It’s extra than simply punching energy. It’s expertise together with the boxing IQ,” stated Tank.