Ryan Garcia has given his thoughts on the upcoming super fight between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford after ‘setting the tone’ for big bouts in the sport of boxing.
The 24-year-old is coming off his first career defeat, a seventh round body shot stoppage at the hands of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
Despite coming out on the losing end, the fight was applauded by boxing fans for crossing promotional boundaries and pitting two young, undefeated fighters against one another.
In the wake of his loss, Garcia split with trainer Joe Goossen in favour of Texan Derrick James, and he now joins Spence in the World Class Boxing Gym in Dallas.
It’s no surprise then that he’s siding with his stablemate to get the victory, but is predicting that neither he nor Crawford adds to their prolific stoppage record.
He spoke to Fight Hub TV about the undisputed welterweight clash.
“He’s just gonna do what he does. Put that pressure on him, start getting to him in the later rounds. It’s gonna be a good fight but I think Spence is obviously gonna win. By decision, I unanimous. But we’ll see.
Terence is a bad man too, but I got Errol for sure.”
Spence and Crawford spent years failing to make a fight materialise, but delighted fans in early 2023 with their announcement. Spence brings the WBA, WBC and IBF belts to the table against Crawford’s WBO.
Garcia believes he and ‘Tank’ laid out the blueprint for such a fight to be made.
“Yeah, we set the tone. Boxing’s gonna keep elevating from here. Everybody knows the new blueprint now. Make the fights happen, big money’s coming and that’s it.
That’s how you make money and how you make the fans happy. Just give them what they want.”
Spence and Crawford fight to crown the first four-belt 147lbs champion on July 29 in Las Vegas.