Via Craig Daly: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis says he purposely kept quiet about his potential big fight against Ryan Garcia later this year because he feels the Southern California native is unreliable.
So, instead of talking about the fight that is still hot, Tank (27-0.25 KOs) said that he will wait until the match is over before he starts commenting on it.
Ryan’s record has been poor since the end of the year, when he pulled out of the fight with Javier Fortuna and Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz in 2021. He also had a chance to fight the Tank last year but then changed course. , said he wanted to fight Manny Pacquiao .
Kingry also had a chance to face Devin Haney after becoming his must, but he changed his mind and benched for a year before taking on Emmanuel Tagoe last April.
On a positive note, Ryan announced on Friday that he’s agreed to fight Tank in any weight class, be it 135 or whatever he wants. This is a great move because Tank promoter Floyd Mayweather said this week that he won’t fight Ryan unless he agrees to drop to 135.
“I didn’t hang out with Ryan because we all know he is not a man of his words, but I know that’s the possibility of a war. So I want to keep quiet until the deal is closed. Nothing makes sense now,” said Gervonta Davis Michael Benson.
If the fight comes between Gervonta and Golden Boy Promoted Ryan Garcia, it will be later this year, possibly on Showtime PPV. Thanks to Ryan’s huge following on Instagram, that would be a big deal.
Although Ryan has never had a crush on world-class boxers when he was young and at his peak, he’s hugely popular with Instagram followers and YouTubers who aren’t necessarily boxing fan. You could argue that Ryan is more of a social media star than a boxing superstar.
Tank has a lot of options other than Ryan to fight, so it doesn’t matter if their match doesn’t materialize. Heavyweight boxing fans will love watching the former World Triple Tank champion battle Vasyl Lomachenko, Shakur Stevenson or Devin Haney. Those guys are more qualified to challenge Tank for the ‘regular’ WBA lightweight title than Ryan.
In Ryan’s situation, if he doesn’t fight Tank, chances are Golden Boy will face him against former super featherweight champion Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz next.
Like Ryan’s ultimate opponent Fortuna, Diaz is a much smaller boxer than him who can’t punch and isn’t in the 135th, especially the 140th.