Undefeated lightweight contender Ryan Garcia says he isn't fazed by the explosive knockout that Gervonta Davis secured on Saturday night, when he brutally knocked out Leo Santa Cruz in the sixth round at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The fight was unique, with both the WBA super featherweight and lightweight titles at stake.
Davis closed the show when he knocked Santa Cruz out cold with a single uppercut in the sixth round.
"I'm extremely confident I'd beat that boy down," Garcia told TMZ Sports... "He's just a big bully."
Garcia wants to face Davis sooner than later.
"We all know we can both knock people out. We all know we can put people to sleep that don't belong in the ring with us. But, one day we got to step up and go against someone who can also get slept. And, that’s what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to get in there and give fans a fight they’ll remember for the rest of their lives," Garcia said.
Garcia indicates that he wasn't intimidated by Davis' power.
"It didn't even make my pulse go up," Garcia said.
"Don’t run away from the specialness. I can hit like that too. I can hit like that too."
Garcia will position himself for a world title shot on December 5, when he faces Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell for the vacant WBC title at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. The winner of the fight will become the mandatory challenger to WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney, who returns on Saturday night against another Olympic gold medal winner, Yuriorkis Gamboa.