Former fifteen times world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, who promotes Gervonta Davis, has responded to the repeated callouts from Ryan Garcia, stating that the fight can be made before the year comes to an end, only if Garcia agrees to fight at Lightweight.
Tank Davis won’t face Ryan Garcia at 140 says Mayweather
Ryan Garcia has been pursuing to secure a fight deal with Gerconta Davis for months. The former WBC interim lightweight champ recently marked his 23rd professional career victory as the 23-year-old took out Javier Fortuna via 6th round KO in a Light Welterweight bout at the Crypto.com Arena in LA last Saturday night. In the post fight interview, “The Flash” said that it felt better than fighting at 135 and even said he wants the Davis fight at 140 if the latter was up for it.
“I felt way better (fighting at 140),” Garcia told Chris Mannix in the ring, “I’m not going back down to 135 for nothing, but I will fight Tank next, if Tank wants that at 140,” Garcia went on, “That’s gonna give me the respect I deserve. I’m never afraid, I have a spirit of competition in me, and you’re gonna see that come out when I fight Tank and whoop his ass.” [H/T Bad Left Hook]
However, Floyd Mayweather is not keen on getting Davis to fight at 140, as during an interview with Ben Thompson of FightHype, “Money” passed onto Garcia that the fight can be made before the end of the year, but at Lightweight, as well as questioning Garcia’s decision to jump up.
“The main man in the sport of boxing right now is the one that’s attached to me, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis,” said Mayweather, “That’s the only thing this kid Ryan Garcia, that’s the only thing that he know is ‘Tank.’ That’s the only name that he know is ‘Tank.’ Right? ‘Oh, I wanna fight ‘Tank.’ I don’t care, it’s the biggest fight.’ OK, you wanna fight ‘Tank?’ You know, in boxing, we make sacrifices. So, we know ‘Tank’ fight at 135. So, if you wanna fight ‘Tank’ at 135, we can make it happen before the end of the year. You just fought at 135? So, why can’t you fight at 135 again?”
“I’m gonna have ‘Tank’ in the best shape of his life and just know, you know, when he hit that boy, he ain’t gonna wake up until next year. Don’t worry, ladies and gentlemen, I’m just sh!t-poppin’. I’m just sh!t-talkin’. All jokes aside, we can make the fight happen. You know, truthfully speaking, we can make the fight happen. But the fight gonna happen at 135. Sacrifices. Make the sacrifices, we can make it happen,” he added. [H/T Boxing Scene]
However, in case Garcia doesn’t agree to Mayweather’s conditions, he does have a Plan B.