Ryan García is ready to conquer the lightweight ladder, and he has the backing from his father cum assistant coach, Henry García.
Right after clinching the WBC interim lightweight belt, Ryan García called out WBA (Super) super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis, claiming that he will knock out “Tank” within just two rounds.
Davis himself has accepted the challenge, all in the presence of boxing virtuoso Mike Tyson.
Since the verbal heat between the two pugilists, the boxing fandom is split over the possible outcome of a García-Davis clash. For some, García indeed has the upper hand and will fulfill his promise, while for the rest, the Tank is expected to dominate the squared circle.
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However, Henry García has full faith in his son and believes he has made the right prediction.
Ryan García has the confidence of his father regarding his challenge at Davis
Speaking to Pro Boxing Fans on YouTube, Henry asserted that he has full confidence on his young man, referring to the ‘2-round’ challenge Ryan García threw at Gervonta Davis.
“I totally agree with my son, I will always back up my son,” said García senior, “If that’s what he foresees in the fight, he’s capable of doing it. I told him don’t worry if it doesn’t happen, don’t worry, I said but stay on task, which is becoming victorious.”
“But for some reason Ryan’s got that in his mind, all he needs is two rounds so hey, I’m with him on that,” Henry added.
While Henry García has full faith on his older son and his boxing abilities, his younger boy Sean wants to choose a different path than Ryan.
Henry García doesn’t consider Teófimo López as the lightweight ‘King’
Having won the IBF lightweight belt against Richard Commey in 2019 December, Teófimo López made a dauting return to the ring against Vasyl Lomachenko in October last year.
At the MGM Grand Conference Center in Paradise, Nevada, López earned a unanimous victory over Lomachenko, unifying the WBC Franchise, WBA, IBF, WBO titles and claimed himself the ruler of the lightweight division.
However, Henry García is not on board on that notion, addressing Lomachenko as ‘junior lightweight’ at 130 and will only thumb up López’s statement if he defeats Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis as well as his son KingRy.
Likewise, the other three pugilists will have to defeat the rest to become the king of the weight class, opined Henry.
“I know he beat Lomachenko, but think about it, Lomachenko is actually a 130-pounder, he’s a junior lightweight, he’s not a true lightweight,” Henry continued, “so if Teofimo beats Haney, if he beats Tank and if he beats Ryan, then I’m going to say you are the king and same goes for Ryan, if Ryan beats Tank, Haney and Teofimo, then he’s the king and it goes on and on, but do not call yourself the king unless you’ve beaten everybody.”