Any notion that Gervonta Davis or Teofimo Lopez are a threat to Ryan Garcia has been completely dismissed by ‘KingRy’.
In fact, the 23-year-old reacted to the idea by blowing a raspberry after Elle Seckbach brought up the subject during a conversation a few days ago.
Garcia never lacks for confidence and his latest win, an impressive performance against Javier Fortuna, has brought out greater levels of self-belief.
Seckbach described fights against ‘Tank’ Davis and ‘The Takeover’ Lopez as big and dangerous. Many would agree. Not Garcia, who after his dismissive reaction said:
“That’s what I think about that. [They’re] dangerous to casuals. Dangerous to people that don’t know how to fight. It ain’t dangerous to me.”
“I’m whooping their a** and taking it straight to the bank. They can’t beat me. You’re looking at somebody that has every tool in the book. There’s literally nothing they can do.”
“They can’t change the dynamic of boxing. How do you stop the speed, the power, the technique? They say, ‘You have a problem in defence’. What if I fix that, then what?”
“You can try whatever you want to try I’ll be on top of it.”
Garcia was replaying some of the highlights from the Fortuna fight on his phone and was impressed by what he saw.
The Dominican, a former Super Featherweight champion, was never a threat and certainly made Garcia look fantastic at times, but he has has seen better days.
Tank Has Fear
Fighting Tank Davis has long been a career ambition of Garcia’s ever since the fight was mooted as a possibility.
The two men are now at separate weights with Davis campaigning at Lightweight and Garcia now up at Super Lightweight. The new addition to 140lbs described the WBA ‘Regular’ belt holder as ‘scared’ and a ‘coward’.
“He won’t sign the contract because deep down he has fear cemented in his heart. He knows what he sees. He’s not as dumb as he looks.”
No Big Deal
A potential showdown between Garcia and Tank is one to make dollar signs roll in the eyes of many involved. It sells anywhere in America and will do seven-figure pay-per-view buys. To Garcia it seems like no big deal.
“I’ll do everything in my power to make that fight big. But people think it’s monumental stuff. To me it’s just another fight. I beat him and go fight Loma, that’s it. I’m not thinking about how big it is, I think it’s an easy fight.”
As for Lopez, who himself has moved up to Super Lightweight, is seen as a viable plan b if a Tank fight can’t be made, Garcia’s prediction for an outcome against the former Lightweight champion was brief and to the point.
“Teofimo, I knock him out within five-six rounds. I stop Teofimo harshly. I like him, but no mercy.”