Gervonta Davis Vs. Ryan Garcia Kick-Off Presser – Here’s What Happened

In anticipation of their highly-publicized fight, Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia came face to face for the very first time today during their kick-off press conference in New York City.

The pair is set to meet on April 22nd, 2023, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. And in order to set the scene, the pair convened at the Palladium Times Square on March 8th, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. ET for their first press conference.

This will be the first of two press conferences, with the other set to occur on May 9th, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles at 4 p.m. ET.

With that being said, here is what the fighters had to say.

Ryan Garcia


“If I find a good shot, nine times out of 10, it should hurt him. And if not, I just beat him. How about that? I’ll just out-box him. I’ve been boxing since I was seven years old. I can move, I can dance. I don’t do it because I like knocking people out, but if I see in the fight I have to do it, I will.”

“Obviously Tank has the image of a devastating puncher, dangerous, and to me he’s a great fighter. Within myself, I know for sure what type of fighter I am. I’ve been doing this since I was seven, over 200 amateur fights. This is what I’ve always wanted. This is it.

“I think (this is) destroying (people) judging the book by its cover. I’m an easy person to target. ‘He’s not serious, he’s doing TikToks,’ whatever, but I wouldn’t be here if that was true. If that was my main focus, I wouldn’t be on this stage. This is the fight right here.”

Gervonta Davis

When it came to Davis, however, the American arrived over an hour late. But once he took to the stage, he had plenty to say:

“Both of us are young. I’m a little older than Ryan, but I think that both of us are at our peak. A lot of young fighters don’t fight each other.

“This is a stepping stone for the other younger fighters to get in the ring with each other. We both made our name coming up, and the time is now. He’s a great fighter. I’m a great fighter. We’re putting it all on the line.”

“An explosive fight. Two young guys that are hungry. It’s just who wants it more. Who’s built like that? That’s who’s gonna win. That’s who’s already won. Nobody can fight for him, nobody can fight for me. It’s about who’s really got that dog in him. That’s who’s gonna win.”

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