Ryan García has a response to Gervonta Davis’s questions about his weight and his lack of “Mexicanness”- by eating some Al pastor tacos with cheese during the open training held this Tuesday.
Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia will finally have their much-awaited grudge battle on April 22nd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Last month, Davis opened up about his own love for Mexico and his fanbase there, as well as street tacos. At the same time, “Tank” questioned his rival considering himself Mexican.
“Ryan, how can he consider himself Mexican if he doesn’t speak any Spanish?” said Davis during the promotional press conference for the fight. “He’s not Mexican, really. He’s from Los Angeles.”
And now, Garcia has responded to Tank’s questions.
“See how I cut weight,” Garcia told the media present during the open training.
He approached the area where the Mexican tacos were being prepared, and he was offered pastor and Carne Asada tacos. “Gringas tacos,” Garcia requested, ordering the traditional Al pastor tacos with cheese, also called gringas.
The former interim WBC lightweight champion is currently at 139 pounds, and one of the main plots that surround this fight is Garcia’s weight. The fight has been agreed at 136 pounds and in addition, Davis has imposed a 10-pound rehydration clause on Garcia. That is to say, Garcia cannot enter the ring above 146 pounds.
Garcia revealed to the reporters gathered there that in terms of weight, he is doing better than he had scheduled and had already weighed 139 pounds.
“I feel good,” he went on, “I’m doing the same amount of training as when I was at 150 pounds.”
“I’m not going to make it to 155 pounds,” said Garcia when asked if he usually rehydrates up to 155 pounds for his fights. “I don’t even do my normal life at 155 pounds. Normally I walk 151 or 152”.