Davis ready for high stakes bout against Garcia

With only a couple weeks left until his bout against Ryan Garcia, Gervonta “Tank” Davis held a media workout and showed to those in attendance that he is locked in to have a great performance on April 22nd at the T-Mobile Arena.

“I’m feeling great,” Davis said after the workout. “Everything is about staying completely focused on the task, because I know I have a challenge in front of me on April 22nd.”

The challenge is Garcia, a 24 year old who has 19 knockouts in 23 wins. While Garcia may have scored those stoppage victories in different ways, Davis feels that there is only one punch that Garcia relies on and will have to prove that he has more than that in order to stop him from getting a victory.

“Ryan is gonna have to show me that he has more than just a left hook. I’m gonna be on point that night because I’m getting ready for the best Ryan Garcia. I just don’t feel that he’s a complete fighter and come April 22 I’m gonna show him.”

Garcia has boasted that he will stop Davis in two rounds, but “Tank” believes that is only to build Garcia’s confidence.

“I think he’s trying to hype himself to get into the fight when he talks about knocking me out in two rounds. I don’t think he really believes that.”

Gervonta Davis feels extremely confident that he will show his skill level is above Ryan Garcia on April 22nd. Photo by Ryan Hafey

It has taken years of hard work to get to the point that Davis is at currently, and he attributes that to his camp. Calvin Ford has been his head trainer for his entire career, and he has been the driving force in the development of Davis’s skills. While he does have one of the highest knockout ratios in the sport of boxing, Davis has grown into being one of the more skilled fighters as well. Ford feels that as long as Davis follows the gameplan, he will come out victorious.

“‘Tank’ just needs to listen and do what he’s been doing all along,” Calvin Ford said. “I’ve seen the journey to here a long time ago. That night is his night. We’ll walk through that desert or whatever we have to walk through we’re coming through it.”

The magnitude of this fight has been one of the biggest topics going into it, as there are a number of people who believe that the winner becomes the biggest attraction of the sport. Davis is well aware of that and knows the importance of coming out of T-Mobile Arena with a victory.

“This win would mean a lot. Beating someone young, explosive and in their prime says a lot. I feel like this fight is big for the sport. We’re drawing in a lot of people and a win on that night is really like winning a world title again.”

Cover photo by Ryan Hafey of Premier Boxing Champions


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