Ryan Garcia has warned Gervonta Davis that he will look to knock him out in two rounds and has reiterated his desire to face his compatriot next.
Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) called for a fight with Davis immediately after stopping Luke Campbell with a vicious body shot in the seventh round of their clash in Dallas on Saturday night.
The 22-year-old, who rallied back after a second round knockdown to halt the Brit has made a bold prediction to inflict a first defeat on Floyd Mayweather protege ‘Tank,’ who is unbeaten in 24 fights and spectacularly knocked out Leo Santa Cruz in October.
Garcia told TMZ Sports: “I’m on one mission. I’m on the mission to knock out Gervonta Davis in two rounds.
“Two rounds this man will go down.
“Two rounds, that’s a promise, two rounds, calling it. Two rounds, Gervonta if you do not take this fight with me, you will not be remembered.
“Your legacy will forever be tainted if you do not accept this fight next, the money is there, everything’s there, there’s no excuses.
🗣️ “I’m a man of my word Tank, let’s go!”
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“Down in two, you’re down in two rounds.”
Garcia became mandatory challenger to WBC champion, Devin Haney who was in attendance at the American Airlines Center, with the WBC set to order that fight.
However, the unbeaten Californian says he is determined to enforce a showdown with Davis (24-0, 23 KOs), who holds the WBA ‘Regular’ crown, when a full crowd is allowed back and insists much like unified Heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua’s potential showdown with WBC titlist, Tyson Fury, the clash has huge public demand.
Between Garcia, Davis and Mayweather, the trio have 35m Instagram followers combined.
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“We’ve had some talks, but not like official talks, nothing crazy, nothing set at all in stone, but now is the time,” Garcia added.
“He knocked out Leo Santa Cruz, I beat Luke Campbell. This is what the people want to see, let’s make it exciting for the fans, let’s give them what they want, so let’s do it man.
“This is the time, this is the moment, I’m ready for it, whenever he wants it.
“I want all the people to see the fight, I want there to be a full capacity, so maybe wait a little longer for that.
“I’m thinking May, possibly September, I know the world wants to see this fight.
“This fight is huge, this fight has a possibility to break numbers of course there’s a lot of things, but to me it’s more than that, it’s more than the money, it’s time to bring boxing back to bring it to where it was.
“It is the fight to do it, it’s the most important fight to boxing right now, this is the fight.
“Joshua needs to fight Fury and I need to fight Gervonta, that’s it, we need to get it on, I’m going for it.”
Davis, who is also the WBA ‘Super’ Super Featherweight world champion, responded to Garcia’s comments on Twitter, in a post that has since been deleted, claiming that a clash has “already been made.”