Deontay Wilder has weighed in with a final prediction for the hotly anticipated clash between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia this weekend.
The two young stars will lock horns at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, putting to bed months of social media back and forth and trash talking.
Speaking to ESNews, Wilder revealed he is backing three weight world champion Davis to emerge with the victory.
“I’m more relatable to ‘Tank’ and how he came up, the rise through the concrete type of thing. I’m closer to him.
To me, it just seems like ‘Tank’ wants it more. I’ve seen him grow into what he is. So I’m going to move for him.
But Ryan Garcia’s doing his thing, and I wish them both well. At the end of the fight, I hope we’ve had something like Caleb Plant vs David Benavidez, where there are no losers.
The two young stars will fight at a catchweight limit of 136lbs, which has been questioned and criticised from certain pundits given the fact both Garcia and Davis have fought at 140lb in the past 18 months.
Furthermore, a 10lb rehydration clause is in place, which is thought to be a further hinderance to the chances of ‘King Ry,’ who stands 5 inches taller than Davis at 5″10.
Whether these terms are fair or not, the consensus amongst boxing fan is simply one of relief that the mouthwatering contest will take place after volatile negotiation period which looked all but guaranteed to collapse.
Garcia and Davis are two of the biggest commercial draws in the sport, and their bout is tipped to generate huge numbers in both pay per view sales and in terms of tickets sold on the night.