Ryan Garcia Open To Showdown Against Gervonta Davis Or Teofimo Lopez
The current boxing lightweight division is stacked with Gen Z talent, and it appears as if we could be very soon witnessing the division’s top dogs battle it out for the crown.
Among the flag bearers of the division is the 23-year-old Ryan Garcia, who holds a number fifth spot on the ranking list. It’s been more than a year since Garcia stepped in the ring. His last appearance came against the tenacious English man, Luke Campbell.
Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) had his work cut out as he had to come off the canvas to knock out Campbell in a thrilling scrap 13 months ago.
Now he will be making his much-anticipated return to the scene against a formidable opponent in Emmanuel Tagoe who himself is coming off a two-year layoff.
Garcia isn’t taking his opponent lightly as he is determined to make a strong statement and possibly set up a super fight with either Gervonta Davis or Teofimo Lopez.
“I can make 135 if I want to,” said Garcia during an interview on Behind The Gloves.
“Obviously he’s coming off a two-year layoff, I’m coming off a year and a half, why not do 139? It’s not for a title, there’s nothing really on the line. It’s just a fight.”
After a start to his 2021 campaign, he totally went off the scene, fighting his mental health with a subsequent right wrist surgery further culminating in his absence from the ring. Now the 23-year-old Californian has completed his resurrection and is rejuvenated to climb the summit of the division.
A victory over Tagoe can open up many leads for the Californian native as he could get a chance to face one of the well-known names in the 135-pound division.
Garcia has been the center of the perpetual criticism that he has endured for the most part of his career. Many boxing experts have argued that the 23-year-old needs to be more active if he is to succeed in the fight game.
Lately, Garcia is clamoring for a showdown against either Lopez or Tank. And a win against any one of the mentioned subjects could be a perfect answer for the ‘Kingry’ to silence his critics.
“I don’t think Kambosos or Haney,” said Garcia.
“I don’t think you’ll see that but I think you have a better chance of seeing me fight Tank [Gervonta Davis] or Teofimo even, maybe do it at 140. Maybe those two are more likely than Haney and Kambosos because they’re going to be tied up. They have a rematch clause, they’re going to be going to Australia, you don’t know what can happen in the fight. There’s so much things that can happen.”