Former unified lightweight world champion, George Kambosos Jr, has shared his thoughts following Ryan Garcia’s recent loss to Gervonta Davis.
Garcia suffered the first defeat of his career when he was stopped by ‘Tank’ in the seventh round of their much-anticipated contest, but received credit for taking the fight in a time where many boxers avoid their biggest threats.
The manner in which Garcia lost has led to criticism from some well-respected figures in the sport, who claim that he quit rather than being truly unable to continue.
In an interview with Fight Hype, Kambosos – who was undefeated until coming up against Devin Haney – made his opinion clear on losses in the sport of boxing at the top level.
“Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia, all these guys are the elite of the elite, fighting the best. Just because one of them takes a loss [they get written off], who gives a f**k.”
Whilst Garcia now looks set to move up in weight, Kambosos is fully focussed on earning the opportunity to fight for the lightweight world titles once again after losing them to Haney last year.
The first step of the Aussie’s comeback appears to be a clash against Britain’s Maxi Hughes – who was once linked to a fight with Garcia – in an eliminator for the IBF world title.
Haney currently holds the undisputed title, and is scheduled to make a second defence against Vasily Lomachenko on May 20. The winner is expected to defend against Shakur Stevenson in their next contest.