Roy Jones Jr has weighed in on Ryan Garcia’s loss to Gervonta Davis last month, and ‘King Ry’ may want to stop reading now.
.Davis stopped Garcia in the seventh round at the T-Mobile Arena, with a left hand to the body bringing the biggest fight of the year thus far to a close.
Many have accused Garcia of quitting, mainly due to the fact he seemed to rise to his feet as soon as referee Thomas Taylor waved the contest off.
In a recent interview with 210BoxingTV, Jones admitted he agreed with that view.
“Any time you take two steps backwards then take a knee, you better use that knee to get yourself together and then come back again.”
“You don’t take two steps backwards, then take a knee and not get back up. That just doesn’t happen – if you love boxing.”
“There could be other issues we don’t know about, you’d have to ask Ryan about that. But from what we saw, he quit.”
Following the fight, Garcia confirmed he will move back up in weight to light welterweight, the weight class he had been campaigning at before the Las Vegas showdown with ‘Tank.’
The 24 year old has been linked to a shot at the WBA champion at 140lbs, Rolando Romero, who controversially picked up the strap with a stoppage win over Ismael Barroso last weekend.
Fights with the likes of Regis Prograis, Josh Taylor and even Devin Haney have been mentioned, with Haney expected to move up in weight after his clash with Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday night.