“Denzel [Washington] Thinks Ryan Garcia Is an Easy Fight”: Gervonta Davis’ Run In With American Icon at Lakers Game Makes Fans Go Berserk

Published 03/13/2023, 11:50 AM EDT

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Gervonta Davis is the new hotspot in the sport of boxing. He is undefeated in his career and is set to settle an ongoing beef with his arch-rival Ryan Garcia, the former WBC interim Lightweight champion, in a highly anticipated matchup that is expected to produce the biggest boxing numbers in recent years. The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 22. Ahead of this showdown, Garcia attended the Lakers game where he came across the Academy award winner Denzel Washington.

The moment was caught on camera and went viral on the Internet. The Baltimore hard-hitter shared it on his Instagram Story. No doubt the meeting of these two legends was a big moment, but the exciting part was the interaction between them. Washington, who is a boxing enthusiast and on a number of occasions seen enjoying fight games in the past asked Davis, “Who is next?”

To which Tank replied, “Ryan.” Washington’s reaction to Davis’ response has become a matter of discussion for fans. The actor and filmmaker said, “Oh! yeah, Garcia.” Next, he hugged Davis saying, “I love you, man.”


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Renowned boxing journalist Elie Seckbach shared the brief clip on the internet and wrote, “All love Denzel Washington meets @gervontaa #boxing @lakers game.” When fans came across this, a flood of mixed reactions followed.

Fans react to the banter between Gervonta Davis and the legendary actor

A user named 1frenchperuvian wrote, “Dammmm Denzel thinks Ryan Garcia is an easy fight …. His reaction says it all.”

Another user named Ashad Ruffin wrote, “Denzel out here looking like he works at a warehouse, he the Goat.”
A fan named Lonzo reacted by saying, “Denzel the 🐐 but I didn’t like how he acted like Garcia was easy.”
Another fan wrote, “He know who Garcia is, bet.”
Illahdave wrote, “I like how people counting Garcia out. This fight closer than you think.”
Jiostayscutting wrote, “Legend meets future legend.”
El_Jiffy wrote, “Who ever wins who ever wins. I feel gervonta already won back the. Class act, always chill never talks mad sh*t. Ryan good boxer has a lot to prove. It’s going to be a heck of a fight.”
What do you think of Davis’ conversation with Washington? Let us know in the comments below.


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Written by:

Abhishek Singh


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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.
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Shibu Immanuel