Mike Tyson: If Gervonta Davis Doesn’t Fight Ryan Garcia, He’s Got to Put His Tail Between His Legs

Published 01/19/2021, 7:06 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Gervonta Davis of The United States celebrates following his fight with Liam Walsh of England in the IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship match at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson has explained why Gervonta Davis has to fight Ryan Garcia. The legendary boxer spoke about the war of words between the two and said that ‘Tank’ has to shut down Ryan Garcia. He also revealed what he would do in that situation.

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YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)

Garcia has been battling Davis in a war of words ever since his victory. He called him out and said he wanted to expose him. The two even had a head-to-head on face-time while in the presence of Mike Tyson. ‘Iron Mike’ has now had his say on the matter.

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Speaking to Brendan Schaub on BELOW THE BELT on YouTube, he said Davis has to fight Garcia after all the disrespectful things that have been said. 

‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ added, “‘Cause he’s done humiliated this guy. This guy [Davis], if he don’t fight him, he’s got to put his tail between his legs.”

He then spoke about how Garcia has humiliated ‘Tank’ regarding his neighborhood and said that it’s up to him to shut ‘The Flash’ down. 

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Mike Tyson says what he would do if Ryan Garcia said those things about him

The 22-year-old challenger has said some controversial things about Davis. So much so, he has had to apologize to the champion. However, ‘Iron Mike’ gave an insight into what he would have done if he was in Davis’ shoes.

“If it was in my day, I would wait to see this guy in the streets and check him. This is really bad stuff.” 

This showed that the legendary boxer did not agree with how far Garcia took things. Tyson has engaged in his fair share of trash talk over the years, so it could give fans an idea of how bad the words between Garcia and Davis may have been.

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DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia celebrates his victory against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)

Garcia teased that they will make a fight announcement in the next few days. Given all the talk surrounding this fight, it will be a huge surprise if it’s not against Gervonta Davis. Furthermore, with all the talk, this promises to be a great fight for fans.

Do you think the pair will meet in the ring to squash their beef?

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READ: Mike Tyson Gives Ryan Garcia a Reality Check: ‘In Order to Excite Them you Have to Hurt Him’

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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