Gervonta Davis has offered his view on Ryan Garcia’s decision to skip a fight in between their proposed meeting on April 15.
The pair are due to face off in Las Vegas in 2023, making a fight happen that boxing fans have been calling for for some time now. Despite the good news that terms are agreed, there are still obstacles in the way.
Davis faces Hector Luis Garcia on January 7 in Washington, and until recently it was assumed that ‘KingRy’ would have a similar level of fight towards the end of that month to prepare him for the biggest test of his career.
The young fighter announced this week, however, that he’s skipping a tune-up fight to go straight into the ‘Tank’ bout – something his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, called a ‘big mistake.’
Whilst Garcia claims that he never wanted a fight in the interim, Davis doesn’t buy that reasoning. He told BroBible that he believed his future opponent was taking performance enhancing drugs, or drinking too much.
“I think a couple reasons. It could be him juicing, and you know when you juice they be having on cycles and off cycles. That’s why I was pushing for the VADA.”
“He looks bigger than he’s been over the years. Or maybe because he’s been drinking, too. I know he’s been drinking a lot. Either that, or he juicing for sure.”
— BroBible (@BroBible) December 22, 2022
‘Tank’s accusations come after a series of tweets in which he demanding Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency involvement in the fight for testing. Garcia responded to say that using VADA had never been an issue.
Should everything go to plan – and these public accusations not impact the deal between camps – the two undefeated fighters will take the stage in what many see as a pick ’em fight in a stacked division.