Ryan Garcia: I Don't Care About Sparring, I Want Gervonta Davis

Rising prospect Ryan Garcia (15-0, 13 KO’s) is very serious about his statements in securing a showdown with WBA 'super' super featherweight world champion Gervonta Davis (20-0, 19 KO’s).

There are many who believe Garcia is biting off a little more than he can chew at the moment.

Garcia is currently coming off the biggest win of his career, a unanimous decision over Jayson Velez.


According to Garcia, he was simply demanding a fight and Davis made it personal.

“He’s been making comments on my fights and saying I’m a bum, but that’s how it started – he took offence because I said I wanted to fight him. It’s not personal it’s business, and then it just turned into something else," Garcia told Boxing News.

The situation has become so personal that both boxers are planning to fight each other in a sparring session behind closed doors - but Garcia is far more interested in making an official fight in the ring.

“We’re quite serious, he said he’s coming to California Monday, so it looks like we’re going to get some work in Monday and then there it is,” Garcia said. “But I really do want to fight him, I don’t care about sparring, I want to fight him, I don’t need headgear, I don’t want that.”

Garcia believes that a world title shot is potentially two fights away.

“I know probably in the next two fights I should get a chance for a world title, whether if it’s with Gervonta or not,” Garcia said.

“I’ve been talking to [promoter] Oscar [De La Hoya] and we have our plans. Gervonta is definitely on our radar so we’re thinking about it, I’m going to have a meeting with Oscar on Saturday and we’ll talk from there.”

As reported on Thursday, Golden Boy Promotions is currently trying to finalize a fight between Garcia and Mercito Gesta.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cadet Bonespurs on 07-21-2018

Two retarded kids at the playground fighting....

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 07-21-2018

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;18956209]Ryan as of now still looks like all hype and very little substance.[/QUOTE] Being very tall and only 19, he wont be fitting into 130 for much longer and I don't fancy his chances at 135 either.

Comment by man down on 07-21-2018

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;18956209]Ryan as of now still looks like all hype and very little substance.[/QUOTE] I agree, his last fight didn't look all that great.

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 07-21-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;18955721]Is he ready for Tank? He still looks like a work in progress to me.[/QUOTE] Ryan as of now still looks like all hype and very little substance.

Comment by Biolink on 07-21-2018

Tank is the rain man of boxing. He's a bit slow, but he knows what he's doing in that ring. Garcia gonna get cut up.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Deontay Wilder: Joshua Did NOT Want To Step Up - Fury Did! Video: Evander Holyfield Reacts To Wilder-Fury Confrontation Cancio Defeats Game Zenunaj, Vendetti Shocks Kamegai Canelo Alvarez Still Has Work To Do To Clean Up His Image Eleider Alvarez: In Rematch, I'll Beat Kovalev More Convincingly! Jason Quigley Feels Ready To Face Ryota Murata For WBA Strap Saunders Reportedly Threw Chicken at Wilder at Belfast Restaurant Lipinets: I'd Fight Broner or Berto Next - I'd Try To KO Broner! Photos: Subriel Matias, Breidis Prescott - Ready For Battle Photos: Carlos Ocampo Looks To Bounce Back in Chihuahua Jose Zepeda Now Working With Freddie Roach at Wild Card Photos: Shakur Stevenson, Sosa, Cornflake, Teslenko - Weights Photos: Jennings vs. Dimitrenko, Hart vs. Gavronski - Weigh-In Video: Deontay Wilder 45-Minute Interview on Fury, Joshua, More Juanma Enters Trainer Mode, Seeks a Final Career Fight Deontay Wilder Views Fury as Perfect Opponent For Big Fight Jack Culcay vs. Rafael Bejaran Set For September 22 Wilder: Joshua is Old News, Fury is True Champion in The UK Photos: Tyson Fury in Much Better Shape For Pianeta Fight Wilder-Fury Promotion Begins With 'Confrontation' in Hotel Lobby Bryant Jennings: Wilder is Biggest Puncher, Ortiz Best Technician Fury: Wilder, Joshua Are Bums, Not A Boxing Brain Between Them Tyson Fury Weighs In at 258 Pounds For Francesco Pianeta Fight Canelo: GGG's Power Respectable, But I Showed I Can Take It Haye: If Fury is 'Back' - He's Not an Easy Fight For Wilder, Joshua Cancio: I Don't Think I've Hit My Prime Yet, But I'm Starting To Luke Jackson Vows "Real Life Rocky" Shocker Over Carl Frampton Murat Gassiev Dealing With Shoulder Injury, May Have Surgery Paddy Barnes Embraces Underdog Odds in Rosales Title Fight Bellew: Wilder Will Knock Fury Out in Three Rounds or Less! Jeyvier Cintron, Luis Lebron Get Opponents For Sept. 1 Show Hart: Ramirez Doesn't Want to Fight Me; Rematch Won't Happen Chavez Sr: Canelo-Golovkin Has High Possibility of KO Ending Deontay Wilder: The Fury Fight is Real, The Fury Fight is On Photos: Cancio-Zenunaj, Kamegai-Vendetti - ESPN Weigh-In Verdejo: Chemistry With Cotto is Very Good, I'm Eager To Fight Joe Joyce Excited With Al Haymon Deal, Plans U.S. Debut Subriel Matias, Breidis Prescott - Face To Face in Puerto Rico Tyson Fury Reveals Secret Meeting With Bellew, Hearn's Plan Photos: Jesse Hart vs. Gavronski, Shakur Stevenson Final Presser

Latest Active Forum Threads