Even the most passionate of Ryan Garcia's fans found his brazen threats directed at Gervonta Davis absurd. The 24-year-old Garcia will have the chance to show his strength after years of loudly proclaiming that he'll wreck the hard-hitting ace.
Garcia and Davis will square off in the middle of the ring on April 22 in front of what is anticipated to be a packed house. Despite his arrogant battle of words, Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) is regarded as an underdog by the betting public.
“He needs to do his job and train 100%,” said Alvarez to FightHype.com during an interview. “He’s a good fighter. Ryan is a very good fighter. He’s a very talented fighter.”
Despite the talent , Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) will rely on his destructive knockout power in their fight on April 22. Hector Luis Garcia was brutalized by the Baltimore native during his most recent appearance in the ring; Garcia was stopped at the very conclusion of their match on January 7.
No matter how successful his opponents have been in previous rounds, Davis has a habit of finding a way to land a vicious strike on their chins. Alvarez does not, however, think that Davis will have a walk in the park come fight night, despite the fact that Davis consistently lands that knockout strike.
In fact, with Garcia displaying his own violent knockout power, most recently against Javier Fortuna, Alvarez urges Davis to approach their clash with extreme caution.
“He needs to be very careful with Ryan because he’s a strong and very fast fighter.”