Ryan Garcia Warns Tank Davis Over Fighting ‘Tomato Cans’ – ‘Tank Is Going To Fall Off’

April 11, 2024
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Ryan Garcia Warns Tank Davis Over Fighting 'Tomato Cans' - 'Tank Is Going To Fall Off'

Ryan Garcia has warned Gervonta Davis that his popularity will decline if he doesn’t face top-level competition.

Davis’ biggest win to date was when he stopped Garcia last year with a seventh-round TKO. The fight sold over 1.2 million PPVs, while the live gate exceeded $20 million. It became boxing’s highest-grossing event in 2023. That was the most Davis and Garcia had ever generated for a fight. However, there is a perception Davis does not face the best in his weight class.

He has been linked with fights against Shakur Stevenson, Vasiliy Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez and Devin Haney, to name a few. Fights with Shakur and Loma could be made at 135, both for titles. Davis could also move up to 140 for belts. However, Davis will face Frank Martin next on June 22. Martin is Garcia’s stablemate as the undefeated southpaw seeks his first world title. Davis is the favorite, but once again, it was not the big name boxing fans hoped for. Garcia has called on Davis to fight better opposition or lose his fanbase.

Garcia On Davis

“I’m not even worried about Tank no more. Tank has got to be worried about us. Tank is going to fall off because he thinks playing that…works. Nobody thinks that’s cool anymore. You got to be vocal. You got to be ready for that smoke. If you’re not ready to fight, we’re going to forget about you because Gervonta Davis, you’re not that special. If you don’t fight nobody is going to watch you. Facts. Nobody is going to really want to watch that.

“You’re going to see his numbers are not going to be good against Frank. I guarantee you. The $30 Million Fight You can lie all you want. I know he has a lot of fans out there that fake his numbers. It ain’t going to be good. I guarantee you that it’s not. He’s going to have to see one of us. If it’s not me, it’s going to be somebody else. He has to fight me because it’s the only way he’s going to make $30 million in one night,” Garcia stated 

Garcia vs Haney

However, Garcia is also struggling to sell tickets for his fight with Devin Haney. The two boxers square off on April 20 as Garcia chases Haney’s WBC Junior Welterweight Title. The tickets have struggled to sell, with Garcia stating they were too high. Ringside seats were allegedly between $5,000 and $ 10,000, while DAZN reduced the PPV price from $80 to $ 69.99.

While the ticket prices have been reduced, Garcia has not helped himself during the build-up. He revealed he smoked weed and drank alcohol, showing a lack of focus. His social media activity has also divided fans, with Garcia stating he has lost sponsors. The venue has also not helped, as Garcia wanted the fight in Vegas, not New York. The lack of venues in Vegas meant the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, was chosen. Garcia may be singling out Tank, but he faces the same criticism.


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