Canelo Alvarez Feels Ryan Garcia Is Not Ready for Gervonta Davis: ‘I Want to See Him Do Couple of More Fights’

Published 01/02/2021, 9:34 PM EST
INDIO, CA – MARCH 30: Ryan Garcia posing with Canelo Alvarez inside the ring after his win against Jose Lopez on March 30, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Getty Images)


P4P King Canelo Alvarez was present at ringside as Ryan Garcia earned the WBC Interim lightweight title with a 7 round stoppage win over Luke Campbell.

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Despite being floored in the second round, Ryan Garcia regained his momentum and outshone Campbell. He knocked him with a vicious body shot. After the fight, he called out WBA titleholder Gervonta Davis for an in-ring encounter.

While the lightweight thriller has the potential to happen this year, Canelo Alvarez wants to see some more from Ryan Garcia. He applauded ‘KingRy’, for the performance but didn’t comment on a fight between Davis and Garcia.

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Post-fight, Alvarez connected with Garcia and his team in the locker room to celebrate the win. He also talked about the 22-year-old’s bright future.

In conversation with ES NEWS, via a translator, Alvarez said, “He (Garcia)is going to be ready soon for everybody. He has got a lot of potential to beat anybody. I want to see him do couple of more fights and he can beat anybody.”

That said, Ryan Garcia is 21-0 now with 18 KOs under his belt. He is clearly a looming prospect in the stellar lightweight division and is on the brink of bagging the regular belts.

What’s next for Ryan Garcia?

At this stage, Garcia can call out any of the unbeaten champions in Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez, or Gervonta Davis. All these fights make sense, and Garcia’s WBC mandatory sport enables him to demand an immediate fight against Devin Haney.

However, the champion desired to fight Gervonta Davis. In his latest fight against Leo Santa Cruz, ‘Tank’ Davis sealed the win with a 6 round KO, which was also touted as the best knockout in 2020.

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As Garcia inaugurated 2021 in a similar aura, it further intensifies the comparisons between him and Davis. But they need to lock horns inside the ring to determine the better boxer between them.

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Who will have the advantage if a Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis fight is booked?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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