Gervonta Davis appears to confirm super-fight with Ryan Garcia before deleting Tweet after lightweight rival vowed to KO him in two rounds – as the Floyd Mayweather protege insists: ‘I handle s*** with violence not talk’
- Ryan Garcia called out Gervonta Davis after knocking out Luke Campbell
- Davis responded online by saying the fight was already made before deleting it
- The two rising stars have history, having regularly traded barbs on social media
- Oscar De La Hoya reached out to Floyd Mayweather about making the fight next
Gervonta Davis appeared to confirm a super-fight with Ryan Garcia by accepting his callout and telling his rival to ‘shut up and get ready’ before deleting the Tweet.
There has been plenty of clamour for a fight between two-weight world champion Davis and boxing’s newest star Garcia following the latter’s devastating knockout of Britain’s Luke Campbell at the weekend.
Garcia lit the touch paper by immediately going after Floyd Mayweather protege Davis and promising to knock him out in two rounds.
Ryan Garcia called out Gervonta Davis after knocking out Luke Campbell on the weekend
Floyd Mayweather protege Davis appeared to confirm fight was done before deleting his post
‘I’m on one mission. I’m on a mission to knock out Gervonta Davis in two rounds,’ Garcia told TMZ Sports after affirming his legitimacy as a lightweight contender by beating Campbell.
‘This man will go down, two rounds – that’s a promise.
‘If you do not take this next fight from me, you will not be remembered.
‘Your legacy will forever be tainted if you do not accept this fight.’
Davis, who currently holds world titles at lightweight and super featherweight after knocking out Leo Santa Cruz in October, indicated the fight with Garcia has already been made in response to his challenge.
Garcia wants big names at 132lbs next after claiming biggest win of his career over Campbell
The American’s promoter tweeted Mayweather about making the Davis vs Garcia fight next
In a now-deleted tweet, he wrote: ‘Lol, when have I ever been a bitch?!
‘You know who you talked to 10 minutes before your ring walk. The fight’s already been made. Now shut up and get ready!’
However Eric Garcia, the president of Golden Boy Promotions – who promote Garcia – confirmed earlier this week that no talks with Davis have yet taken place.
After taking down his tweet, Davis later said: ‘I rather handle s*** with violence instead of speaking.’
Golden Boy boss Oscar De La Hoya is desperate to make that fight next and Tweeted Floyd Mayweather, who is Davis’ promoter and mentor, asking if he’s ‘down’ to pit the two rising stars against each other.
Davis holds a world title at lightweight and could easily move up to take a fight with rival Garcia
Davis has campaigned mostly at super-featherweight in his career although did step up to lightweight to win the WBA regular title in 2019 against Yuriorkis Gamboa and has long hinted about a move up to 132lbs, which is staked with big names with Teofimo Lopez, Vasyl Lomachenko and Devin Haney competing in the division.
A fight between Davis and Garcia has been in the pipeline for sometime with the two regularly trading barbs on social media and even agreeing to settle their feud in a sparring session, which ultimately never materliased.
But there would be hurdles to overcome for this blockbuster clash to go ahead with Davis and Garcia aligned to rival TV networks – Davis with Showtime and Garcia with DAZN.
22-year-old Garcia has also mentioned Haney as a possible next opponent, which would be a simpler fight to make as they both fight on DAZN.