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Ryan Garcia: I'm Ready For Gervonta Davis Right Now - No Waiting!

By Steve Kim

While Ryan Garcia takes on Jason Velez, in what is to date his toughest challenge as a professional prizefighter this Friday night from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, he has bigger targets on his mind.

Such as WBA 130-pound titlist, Gervonta Davis (20-0, 19 KOs), who just last week wrecked Jesus Cuellar in three rounds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

"Like I said, Cuellar was the perfect opponent for him," said the precocious Garcia (14-0, 13 KO's) who is just 19 years old. "But I'm ready to fight Gervonta now - I don't want to wait. There's no waiting, there's nothing to be like,' Oh, I need to chill out.' No, I will show my boxing skills."


Most pundits believe this particular match-up would be premature for Garcia but he insists that he's got everything necessary to defeat the two-time world champion, who is managed by Al Haymon and promoted by Mayweather Promotions.

"I will out-box him, I know I will because look, nobody has seen it, yet I can move, my footwork. People say,'why is he so stiff?' I don't need to move with these guys. They're right in front of me and....boom," Garcia said.

You wonder given his inexperience if he needs much more seasoning. Just now is Golden Boy Promotions beginning to elevate his level of competition.

Velez, who has never been stopped and fought in the past for a world title on HBO, is coming back from a stoppage win over faded former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez.

"I've been boxing since I was seven years old, I've fought so  many different styles. It's not like I'm completely new. I may be young, yeah, I am young - but I know I can do it," he states with confidence.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by R_Walken on 05-02-2018

Boxing fans are strange and I can only assume fans of his that actually follow the sport are fans because their quasi ****sexual So many people want to hype Ryan Garcia up even though he has no World class pedigree…

Comment by Madison boxing on 05-02-2018

Davis is running from a damn kid :lol1: so for Loma it's 'we not ready' for garcia it's ' He not ready'. Who was ready, cuellar? Lmao

Comment by HanzGruber on 05-02-2018

But [MENTION=95061]CleneloAlvaroid[/MENTION]said tank is the jealous one calling ryan out

Comment by Jimmy gold on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18726150]Get in line you bum, the nerve of calling out tha two time champ MT Gervonta Davis!!! you are a NOBODY! Why dont you call out Birdsh*t ?! or Machadoe? cause they say hes the 'Real' WBA 130 champ. This…

Comment by 54-0 TBE on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=Fidel456;18728681]Chavez Jr is a former champ too lol Davis definitely has got more exposure.[/QUOTE] Yea, being a champ isnt worth much these days unless you’re unified. So many belts in every division take away from holding a belt.

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