The possibility of a fight between Ryan García and Gervonta Davis has just increased by leaps and bounds as the latter has nodded to the challenge, in front of Mike Tyson right in his podcast!
Soon after his 7th round victory over Luke Campbell, WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan García (21–0, 18 KOs) called out WBA (Regular) lightweight titleholder Gervonta Davis (24–0, 23 KOs) for a contest, even assuring to drop him within just two rounds.
We’re fighting next: Gervonta Davis thumbs up Ryan García
Ryan García was recently seen as a guest in the latest episode of Mike Tyson’s ‘Hot Box In’ podcast, where he took a shot at Davis for being 5 inches shorter than himself.
“How tall are you? 5’5″? You’re going to need a ladder to hit me. Boy, you won’t be able to touch me. You’ve never fought a 135 in your life. This is different. I don’t care what you say,” an enthusiastic “KingRy” asserted.
However, things went up a notch when Tyson got Davis on the phone, which got García speaking directly to the “Tank”, issuing the same statement he said earlier.
“2 rounds baby, 2 rounds,” García told Davis, who was on the phone with Mike on the show, “two rounds. I don’t care what you got. You’re going to need a ladder to hit me. You’re going to need a StairMaster to hit me.”
Davis was ready with a witty reply, pointing out how Campbell had staggered García in his last fight, “He got dropped by somebody that can’t even hit.”
“If I would have hit him, you know I would have jumped on him,” Tank continued, “We’re fighting next.”
Gervonta Davis was last seen in action back on 31st October 2020, clinching the WBA (Super) super featherweight belt as well as retaining his WBA (Regular) lightweight title with a 6th round victory over Léo Santa Cruz
Even though García is finally getting his much-anticipated contest with Davis turning to reality, the 22-year-old will still have to take on WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (25–0, 15 KOs).