Ryan Garcia has confirmed that he’ll look to rematch Gervonta Davis in the future following his first career loss.
The pair faced off in Las Vegas recently in what was far and away the biggest boxing event of the year so far. Of all of the talk of its potential 50/50 appeal, Davis won quite comfortably with a body shot stoppage in the seventh round.
The Baltimore fighter moves onto superstardom while Garcia comes to terms with losing his undefeated record. In the aftermath, he has split with his trainer, Joe Goossen.
Speaking to TMZ days after the bout, Garcia was positive. He said the plan was to get back to winning ways and look at a rematch in the future.
“I’m good, yeah. Life’s good. Make changes, come back stronger and rack up some wins. Hopefully down the line, at the right time, get the rematch.”
The fight entered Nevada’s top five most successful fight cards in terms of gate, and was reportedly purchased over 1.2 million times on box office. With that in mind, there’s little doubt that the matchmakers would be keen to run it back.
Garcia has floated a move up to 140lb after claiming that the 136lb catchweight for the Davis fight was a disadvantage. ‘Tank’ has fought as high as that just once – a stoppage victory over Mario Barrios – and it’s clear if he fancies it again in the future.
In the mean time, he should be targetting that top dogs at lightweight – namely undisputed champ Devin Haney, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Shakur Stevenson.
Garcia’s first move will be to link up with a new coach to guide him back towards ‘Tank’ in the future.