Former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez gave Ryan García two advises for his upcoming grudge fight against Gervonta Davis this Saturday, April 22nd, at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Ryan, you want to know how to beat Tank?”- Teofimo Lopez
Lopez has trained on several occasions with Gervonta Davis and claims that he knows the “Tank” very well, and he took the time to give Garcia a couple of recommendations for this great matchup.
“I’m going to help Ryan Garcia right now, Ryan, you want to know how to beat Tank? Do you really want to know how to beat him? Don’t trade with him. That is. Don’t trade with him. Counter-hit it and wait for it. I told Rolly Romero how to beat Gervonta, and he was beating him from the first to the sixth round, but Rolly doesn’t have the experience, and he lost,” Lopez told MillCity Boxing on YouTube.
It appears that Lopez decided to advise Ryan for this fight because he considers that this confrontation is not an even affair, because according to him, Gervonta is a clear favorite in all aspects.
“No, it’s not a 50-50 fight, Tank is the heavy favorite there,” Lopez went on. “But you beat Davis with body shots. I sparred with Tank, and I know that he felt those blows. And I was young, I was 15 years old. We are talking about 10 years ago. Tank was already a professional.”
Finally, Lopez concluded by comparing Gervonta with Mayweather, since he believes that Davis does not choose strong boxers, but only chooses rivals that he thinks he can beat, just as Floyd did.
“I don’t think Tank will fight the best, because he doubts himself, he knows he can beat Ryan, that’s why he fights him, and that’s something he learned from Mayweather,” Lopez added.