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Gervonta Davis won't bring his family to the fight against Ryan Garcia


Evidently, Gervonta Davis isn't too happy on having his biggest fanbase present at the fight between him and Ryan Garcia.


The ferocious southpaw from Baltimore suggested in a recent interview that he would prefer that his mother and other family members stay home on April 22 when he competes against Garcia of Victorville, California in a 136-pound match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Showtime Pay-Per-View.


Kenya Brown, Davis' mother, is frequently spotted roaring wildly at her son's fights and is a recognised figure.


But in a recent interview, Davis made the suggestion that, given the anticipated "war" with Garcia, his mother might be better off staying at home.


Davis has occasionally dismissed Garcia as an overblown social media product who is unfit to go off against him, but he has also made it apparent at other times that he sees Garcia as a formidable foe.


“No. I don’t think so,” Davis said of bringing his family to the Garcia fight in an interview with Complex. “No, I won’t bring them there. It may be[come a war]. It may get there. It’s more so the kids and the woman at home [that won’t come to the fight].


“Even my mom has got to stay home. My mom, she’s, like, tough, but, nah. …Nah, it can get ugly—on both sides. This is a 50-50 fight. So, I got to lock all the way in.”


The fight between Davis, 28, and Garcia, 24, two of the brightest names in their sport, was finally finalized following protracted discussions between their respective organizations. Garcia is promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy, while Davis is supported by Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions.


The majority of bookies view Davis as the odds-favorite. In his most recent fight, Davis defeated Hector Luis Garcia in the ninth round at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C. Garcia hasn't competed since he defeated Javier Fortuna in six rounds in July of last year.

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