Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez has had his say on the agreed but not yet official scrap between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia.
The pair delighted boxing fans when they announced they would face off in April, putting an end to a long period of the top talent in and around the 135lb weight class not fighting each other.
With that in mind, it’s one of the most hyped fights of the year by a long way, and the intrigue is heightened by the fighters being two genuine talents with a bunch of highlight reel knockouts between them.
Predictions are coming thick and fast, and Canelo is the latest to pick his winner. The undisputed super middleweight champ told ES News he’s choosing ‘Tank’ Davis to come out on top of a close contest.
“I think Tank has more experience. He’s got more things in his boxing skills. I think Tank, but it’s gonna be a good fight.”
Canelo has experience with Garcia in the form of some gym time underneath the same trainer. Garcia linked up with Eddy Reynoso for five training camps before making the switch to Joe Goosen.
As per ESPN, he claimed Reynoso ‘didn’t have time for him’ – a strong hint that the trainer puts more focus on his superstar attraction, Canelo.
In response, the Canelo told DAZN that Garcia was ‘ungrateful’ and criticised him for speaking a lot when he had ‘accomplished nothing.’
As for ‘Tank’, Canelo has a much more cordial relationship – the only real public interaction being praise of his fighting style.
Davis is set to meet Garcia in Las Vegas on April 15. They will put their undefeated records on the line at a catchweight of 136lb. The fight is yet to be officially announced, but believed to be close.