Ryan Garcia Sees a Bully in Gervonta Davis – Plans to Shame Him

Published 01/07/2021, 4:46 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Ryan Garcia of the United States speaks during a press conference at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)


Ryan Garcia defeated Luke Campbell with a vicious body shot in round 7. ‘King Ry’ became the WBC Interim lightweight champion with this cracking win. He is now the number 1 contender for a title shot against Devin Haney. However, his fans wish to see him go up against fellow American and lightweight stalwart, Gervonta Davis.

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The combat sports audience is well aware of the feud between Garcia and Davis. The duo shares an extensive beef and never fail to target each other. Recently, ‘King Ry’ painted shots at his nemesis while he was in a chat with Mark Kriegel.

Garcia recalled a few dreadful anecdotes back from his school days and related it to ‘Tank’.

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He said, “I grew up in an area where there were a lot of Tanks. I got bullied a lot by the kids next door. The kids at school, they would make fun of me [and] throw me on the ground. I was scared of confrontation.

The WBC silver champion didn’t budge on adding his name to the list of bullied athletes. He revealed that he was one who always feared facing those kids who bullied him. ‘KingRy’ continued, “When I see Tank, I see that bully.”

Garcia feels those instances from his high-school time will fuel him against ‘Tank’. He even said Garcia vs Davis is going to be the biggest fight in lightweight history. “I have to make the bully want to bully me or shame him. I got to do something to get him in that ring,” he concluded.

Read – ‘2 Rounds’- Ryan Garcia Warns Gervonta Davis in Fresh Taunt

Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis, the biggest fight in boxing’s lightweight history?

The Garcia vs Davis fight carries mammoth hype and responsibilities. Both of them are considerably young, but have a huge profile in the sport of boxing. A fight between the duo will roll out the face of modern lightweight boxing. Among all the young guns of boxing, ‘King Ry’ and ‘Tank’ have undeniably built their brands to a great extent.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia celebrates with Oscar de la Hoya after his victory against Luke Campbell for WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)

With his recent win over Campbell, Garcia will predominantly go up against Haney next. He will look forward to proving his mettle against him by capturing the WBC gold.

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BALTIMORE, MD – JULY 27: Gervonta Davis punches Ricardo Nunez during the second round of their WBA super featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena on July 27, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

On the flip side, his rival ‘Tank’ is currently unaligned with any opponent. Needless to say, if Garcia gets past Haney by mid-2021, a ferocious war between him and Davis will be on the cards by year-end.

Who would you like to cheer for among the two?

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Read – Gervonta Davis Wants Violence to Hit Ryan Garcia Rather Than Words

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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