Undefeated lightweight star Ryan Garcia has reconsidered his Light Welterweight wish for Gervonta Davis fight after Floyd Mayweather’s no compromise 135-pound condititon, as the bout is paramount to him over any weight class.
Ryan Garcia agrees to 135-pound fight against Davis
After defeating Javier Fortuna via 6th round KO in a Light Welterweight bout at the Crypto.com Arena in LA on 16th July, Garcia said that he felt better fighting at 140 compared to 135 and that’s also where he wants to face “Tank”.
“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]
Upon hearing Garcia, Davis’ promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr said that the fight can only be done at 135 and said that if “The Flash” nods to it, the fight can be made within this year.
“…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?” Mayweather told Ben Thompson of FightHype,“…we can make the fight happen. But the fight gonna happen at 135. Sacrifices. Make the sacrifices, we can make it happen.” [H/T Boxing Scene]
While “The Flash” earlier said that Teofimo Lopez was his alternate option at 140, his feedback on Mayweather’s condition makes it clear that Garcia wants the Davis fight over anything else.
“It’s any weight any time any place, there’s your answer Floyd, oh yeah you can get it to if you want,” Garcia responded through Twitter.
It’s any weight any time any place, there’s your answer Floyd, oh yeah you can get it to if you want. pic.twitter.com/HLTNzgYyxa
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) July 22, 2022