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Ryan Garcia Gives Insight on His Upcoming Fight With Gervonta Davis

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Ryan Garcia Gives Insight on His Upcoming Fight With Gervonta Davis

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Ryan Garcia Gives Insight on His Upcoming Fight With Gervonta Davis

In this Big Fight Weekend Exclusive, Ryan Garcia gives insight on his upcoming fight with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.

At Big Fight Weekend, we are as excited as many are for the April 22 clash between Ryan “KingRy” Garcia and Gervonta “Tank” Davis. Ahead of this clash of the titans, Garcia sat down with Big Fight Weekend’s chief insider Dan Rafael. The unbeaten Californian talks about his preparations – and his hopes for the big fight.

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On April 22, two rising stars of the boxing world put their unbeaten records on the line as Ryan Garcia goes up against Gervonta Davis at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Ahead of this mouth-watering contest, “KingRy” sat down with Dan Rafael to talk about his preparations for this fight and how he sees things going.

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Dan first asked Garcia about how his build-up for April 22 is going, and the unbeaten Californian was full of confidence. “Everything is great. I feel good, I feel strong, and honestly, everything is going as well as it could go.”

Our chief insider goes on to say how much “KingRy” wanted this fight, and how he’s been calling “Tank” Davis out for 2 years. Garcia’s response only reiterates how much he willed this fight into existence. “I always envisioned this would be my first huge fight that I would have in my career. Inside, I just had the intuition that I knew that this would be the fight.

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For me, I was just so hungry for this. I was always advocating to make this fight happen.

Difficulties Making the Fight

When questioned about the difficulties in making this fight happen he was refreshingly honest. “It’s difficult because you no longer feel in control of your career at times. It really had me down. I didn’t take a fight in October because you guys (Garcia’s team) said I would fight in December.”

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“It was a lot of things I had to overcome mentally. Just stay hopeful this was going to happen. The stars aligned and it ended up happening.”

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Garcia has had to contend with Davis legal issues, which initially cast doubt over if and when this fight would take place. “KingRy” delved further into his concern regarding Davis’s legal problems. “They (team Davis) comforted me that it wasn’t going to affect the fight.”

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When asked by Dan how both teams agreed on the 136 lbs catchweight for this fight. “KingRy” was quick to explain how Davis and his team kept changing the weight, starting at 138 lbs. “Man I’m not going any lower.” was his response to the weight going down to 136lbs. “You (Davis) should have said from the jump, let’s do 135lbs.

Ryan Garcia’s Hopes and Predictions

When asked how important to him winning the fight by knockout is, Garcia was unrepentant and stated. “I want to knock him out in front of the world.” Garcia vs Davis looks set to be a brilliant fight, with both men bringing speed and power to the ring. It looks set to produce plenty of fireworks, be sure to check out our Live Stream, Betting Odds & Fight Card for the April 22nd catchweight clash in Las Vegas.

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To hear Dan’s interview in full with Ryan “KingRy” Garcia, please see below where you can listen to the interview in its entirety. Garcia talks in more depth about the strengths of “Tank”, rehydration clauses, and his relationship with his trainer Joe Goosen.

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