“This Is the Only Fight That I Want” – Ryan Garcia Reveals Who He Wishes to Fight Next

Published 07/01/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
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 ranks among the top-notch boxing talents of modern times. In just a brief span of time, he has chalked his roadway to the pinnacle of the sport. Despite his success, he still shows a lot of promise as he wants to hang up his gloves as one stout legend of the game.

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Also, he knows exactly how one becomes a legend in the game. That is by going toe-to-toe against the best contenders of all time. That said, Garcia recently took it to his Twitter to express his eagerness in sharing the ring with one of the best prospects of this era in Gervonta Davis.

‘King Ry’ shared ‘Tank’s promoter, Leonard Ellerbe’s statement, wherein the latter revealed that he tried to book Davis against Garcia in March. Responding to the same, Garcia wrote, “This is the only fight that I want, would love to make this happen this year!! You know this Leonard!!”

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Garcia took on Luke Campbell in his last fight. The duo locked horns for the WBC interim lightweight strap and ‘King Ry’ overcame adversity to stay unbeaten. The youngster bounced back and displayed a champion mindset to win this thrilling encounter and the interim belt.

Since then, Garcia hasn’t stepped inside the squared circle, nor has he got aligned to face anyone as of yet. However, with his above comments, it’s safe to admit that ‘King Ry’ is clear on who he wants to share the ring with.

Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis – Will it happen at the lightweight landscape?

For now, Gervonta Davis has moved up to the super-lightweight roster, and he’s even claimed the WBA regular title there. Citing that, it seems ‘Tank’ won’t drop down to the lightweight roster again, until and unless he receives a mega challenge.

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That said, Garcia has the tools to draw ‘Tank’ back to lightweight. However, he may have to face the other 135 pounders as Davis will have his defenses across divisions.

But this fight can also take place if ‘King Ry’ moves up in a weight class. With that, it’ll be interesting to see how things unfold between this undefeated pair.

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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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