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The Weight Clause Controversy: Lomachenko Weighs in on Davis vs. Garcia Battle

One of the hottest topics surrounding the highly anticipated clash between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia is the 136-pound catchweight contract, which both fighters agreed to before the bout. While Davis insisted on the weight clause to prevent Garcia from overpowering him, the latter expressed his frustration, stating that Davis was trying to drain him before the fight.


Garcia, who prefers to fight at 140 pounds, last fought at the super lightweight limit in his last two bouts. Meanwhile, Davis, a two-division champion, has been dominant at 135 pounds and was looking to secure an advantage over his opponent by limiting Garcia's size advantage.


Vasiliy Lomachenko, a three-division champion who has fought larger opponents throughout his career, weighed in on the controversy, stating that Garcia's size advantage can be a disadvantage in this bout.


Lomachenko believes that the weight restriction will favor Davis, as Garcia's size may hinder his speed and agility, making him more predictable when it comes to his offense. He added that Garcia's limited experience at 135 pounds could also work against him in this bout.


While the weight clause is undoubtedly a talking point leading up to the fight, the real test will be in the ring. Both Davis and Garcia are highly skilled and have the power to end the fight at any moment.


The outcome of the bout will be determined not by the weight restriction but by the fighters' ability to execute their game plans and capitalize on their opponent's weaknesses.


As the boxing world eagerly awaits the highly anticipated showdown between Davis and Garcia, the weight clause controversy continues to stir debate. But one thing is certain: come fight night, both fighters will leave it all in the ring to prove who is the better fighter.


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