Ryan Garcia’s father, Henry Garcia, has backed his son’s two round prediction of Gervonta Davis and says he is confident he’ll overcome his compatriot.
Garcia called out Tank immediately after stopping Luke Campbell on January 2 and made a bold prediction to knock out the Floyd Mayweather protege in two rounds, as talk mounts over a potential showdown this year.
Davis was in action back in November, when he brutally knocked out former world champion Leo Santa Cruz with a tremendous uppercut in the sixth round, to capture the WBA's "regular" lightweight title.
Garcia’s father and assistant coach, Henry says he is keen to see the pair face-off and has backed his son to fulfill his promise.
“It’s building up, let’s put it that way and it is going to happen,” Garcia told Pro Boxing Fans.
“We do not want to have people wait so long, wait years and years like Pacquiao and Mayweather.
“If you want to see a good fight, you’re going to see a good fight. Ryan is now a young man, I was worried when he had mentioned it when he was 19 years old.
"I said ‘Ryan, I would recommend you waiting’, but now that he’s 22, I have all the confidence in the world that Ryan is going to put on an excellent performance and become victorious.”
Asked if he supported Ryan’s two round prediction of Davis, Garcia added: “I totally agree with my son, I will always back up my son.
“If that’s what he foresees in the fight, he’s capable of doing it. I told him don’t worry if it doesn’t happen, don’t worry, I said but stay on task, which is becoming victorious.
“But for some reason Ryan’s got that in his mind, all he needs is two rounds so hey, I’m with him on that.”