Ryan Garcia seems set to fight Gervonta Davis in one of the biggest fights of 2023 after ‘Tank’ came through against Hector Luis Garcia this weekend.
Despite being the underdog with many fans, Ryan Garcia has provided a confident prediction for the proposed fight.
Both men are undefeated, with a combined record of 51-0 and are seen as two of the hottest prospects in the US. In an era where the top fighters scarcely face one another this clash could be the catalyst for more big fights being made.
In an interview on The Joe Pomp Show (reported by Ring News 24), a confident ‘King Ry’ explained that, although he has less fights that Davis, his experience in tougher fights may be the difference.
“Prediction for the [Davis] fight – I say I’ll beat him in about two rounds,”
“Part of me knows that I am just better than him. What I’ve seen from him. What I know about myself. What I know they are underestimating, just by the way he speaks and just how he fights.”
“But my main thing is that, I don’t think he’s really ever understood adversity in a professional ring in his career. I think he’s always had an understanding that nothing can go wrong because of the talent he’s facing. I don’t think he’s felt any risk in the ring.”
“When I’m in there, obviously he knows it’s a different level of speed and power, and that I am not oblivious to the different shots he’s trying to land, which are sometimes obvious that he throws.”
“I think that he’ll start facing the pressure that this is a lot harder than he may have thought. And I won’t let off the gas when I feel that. But this is boxing. You have to make adjustments on the fly. This is only what I see from the outside. On the inside, it’s all going to play out.”
Ryan Garcia was initially scheduled to fight Filipino southpaw, Mercito Gesta, in preparation for his fight with Davis, but has instead decided to maintain full focus on the fight with his American rival.
The superfight is expected to take place this April in Las Vegas, at a catchweight of 136lb.