Davis: ‘I think Ryan Garcia’s being lazy not taking a fight before our fight’

Undefeated five-time world champion and boxing superstar Gervonta “Tank” Davis(27-0, 25 KOs) held a media workout in Miami on Wednesday as he prepares to defend his WBA Lightweight Title against undefeated world champion Héctor Luis García(16-0. 10 KOs) headlining a SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) on Saturday, January 7 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Davis has established himself as one of boxing’s hottest attractions and will need to dispatch the WBA Super Featherweight Champion Héctor Luis García in order to pave the way for the recently announced blockbuster clash against unbeaten star Ryan Garcia in the Spring of 2023.

Before his fight with Davis, Ryan Garcia was expected to take a tune-up fight, but Garcia nixed it, and now he’s going straight into the battle with Davis.

According to Tank, Garcia is just being lazy.

“I think Ryan Garcia’s being lazy not taking a fight before our fight,” Davis said. “I don’t know. When he was coming up, he was in the gym and everything, and now he’s got some money and a little bit of fame, and he’s partying and stuff like that. It happens to the majority of us, but it’s up to him to tighten up before it’s too late.”

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Unfortunately, in the sport of boxing, many big fights still need to be made, including Errol Spence-Terence Crawford. Davis is hoping his battle with Ryan Garcia will motivate others to make big fights.

“I am hoping that the Ryan Garcia fight will open up doors for everyone to make more big fights,” Davis said. “It also shows that I’m not ducking anybody.”

Hopefully, Davis is right. More big fights will be made in the sport of boxing. Regarding Garcia not taking a tune-up fight, if he feels he’s ready without another fight, maybe he’s right. In the end, let’s hope we see Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia next.

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