Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18 KOs) believes the winner of a fight between himself and Gervonta Davis becomes ‘The next face of boxing’.
Any notion of the lightweight super fight happening will dissipate should Garcia not beat Javier Fortuna on July 16 at the Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Both fighters got an opportunity to speak at yesterday’s kick-off press conference with the subject of a fight involving Garcia and ‘Tank’ Davis never far away.
“I want ‘Tank’ Davis next,” said the 23-year-old.
“I know that ‘Tank’ is a big fighter and so am I. Whoever wins that fight is the next face of boxing.”
Fortuna (37-3-1 26 KOs), who is ten years older than Garcia and has nearly twice as many fights, says his opponent doesn’t have the abilities to beat him and is eagerly anticipating fighting the unbeaten star in his back yard.
“Ryan is a small fighter. He doesn’t have the capacity and doesn’t have the talent to beat me. I hope he is ready.
“Ryan’s speed doesn’t faze me. I know how to take that away from him. I have the experience to do it. You’ll see during fight night. You’ll see my power. I am looking forward to beating him at his house.”