Gervonta Davis Calls Ryan Garcia ‘Lazy’
The two are scheduled to fight in April 2023.
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis gives an honest assessment of Ryan Garcia skipping a tune-up fight ahead of their reported mega-clash in the coming new year.
Ahead of their bout, Garcia was tentatively scheduled to fight Filipino lightweight Mercito Gesta on January 28, but the Californian decided not to appear in that preparation and get straight into the firing range with Davis.
While Davis is taking a different strategy and wants to get a feel of the occasion before he steps in the ring with the Kingry. The Baltimore native will meet Hector Luis Garcia in their 12-round fight for Davis’ WBA world lightweight title on January 7 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Davis will need to come out victorious in order to secure the deal with Garcia.
As Tank prepares for Hector’s fight, he shared his thoughts regarding Garcia taking some free time instead of hitting a gym and facing Gesta.
“I think Ryan’s being lazy not taking a fight before our fight,” Davis said while talking to media during an open workout at 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, Florida.
“I don’t know. When he was coming up, he was in the gym and everything, and now he’s got some money and a little bit of fame, and he’s partying and stuff like that. It happens to a majority of us, but it’s for him to tighten up before it’s too late.”
The Davis-Garcia is the biggest fight in boxing from a commercial standpoint. And with both undefeated and willing to go under the knife, the promoters have a job on their hand to make it as quickly as possible.
The duo have reportedly agreed to fight later next year, perhaps as early as April 15, at a catch weight of 136 pounds. Only the official paperwork is needed to be done.