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Garcia’s gunning for Tank now

Sports 21 Jul, 2022 Follow News

Ryan Garcia believes he is lightweight king

Ryan Garcia scored another impressive win then repeated his desire to fight WBA lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis. The lightweight division is one of the most competitive and talented in world boxing at present.

Unbeaten Garcia believes he is the best of the lot. The much-hyped Mexican-American, 23, knocked Dominican Javier Fortuna down in the fourth and fifth rounds before stopping him early in the sixth at the Crpyto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Garcia’s record reads 23-0, while Davis has won all 27 of his fights. “If he wants it, let’s get it,” Garcia said. “That’s going to give me the respect I deserve.”

Inactive for 15 months, Garcia now has two wins in three months after beating Emmanuel Tagoe in April. He challenged Davis to a December bout after watching the American beat Rolando Romero in June.

Davis tweeted after Saturday’s fight: “See y’all the end of the year.”

Garcia knocked Fortuna down with a left hook to the body, similar to the shot that stopped Britain’s Luke Campbell last year.

Davis holds the regular WBA lightweight belt and American Devon Haney the more prestigious Super lightweight belt.

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