Shakur Stevenson has weighed in with his analysis of Gervonta Davis’ win over Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas this past weekend.
In what was by far and away the biggest fight of the year so far, Davis stopped Garcia in the seventh round, with a sharp body shot proving to be too much for him to handle.
Whilst Stevenson gave ‘Tank’ his credit in an interview with ESNews, he admitted he felt Garcia put in a poor showing at the T-Mobile Arena.
“I thought ‘Tank’ looked sharp. He did everything that I thought he was going to do, but I think Ryan is not that good. I’m not trying to take any credit away [from Davis], he did everything he was supposed to do.
But Ryan didn’t know his distance, couldn’t keep his reach together and he was reckless. It was like he never watched a ‘Tank’ fight. He’s a great counter puncher and he didn’t think not to be reckless or wild.
Tank picked him apart. Ryan is nowhere near elite level”
There was huge excitement amongst fans across the globe for fight, and it was announced this week that it delivered over one million pay per view buys.
After an uneventful fist round, ‘King Ry’ began the second stanza on the offensive but found himself on the end of a clean Davis left hand that sent him to the canvas and significantly altered the path of the fight.
Though he beat referee Thomas Taylor’s count on that occasion, it was clear Garcia was cautious of ‘Tank’s power from that point on, and the Baltimore puncher began to assume control of the bout over the next few rounds.
Garcia appeared to regain a foothold in the fight in the sixth, having spells of success that had proved hard to come by up until that point.
However, a sweet left to the solar plexus from Davis in the following round brought proceedings to an end.