Ryan Garcia vs Tank Davis has been one of the most in-demand fights in today’s boxing game. Now, it seems they have a tentative agreement to fight sometime in early 2023, most likely in Las Vegas. These are two names that have been on every fan’s radar for quite a while now. If there’s one thing we learned from these two guys fighting against each other, it’s that nobody can take them lightly. Both Garcia and Davis have shown they aren’t afraid to fight anyone, anywhere and anytime. Ultimately, this could end up being an intriguing matchup for fans of both men and the sport itself since it does come with so much hype. Let’s break down the implications of Garcia vs Davis 2023 and see who would win if this fight were to happen tomorrow…
Garcia is an up-and-coming superstar in the lightweight ranks. He’s a one-punch KO artist, just as Davis is. Managed by boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, he has been on the championship radar for a few years. “King” Ryan just needed the opportunity. Once unified champion Devin Haney finishes his battle with former champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, he should be next. That is IF he beats Tank Davis.
Gervonta “Tank” Davis is a very serious star of the sport and has been around for a couple of years. He’s represented by another boxing legend, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, along with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions. He’s extremely talented and has the ability to close out any of the top contenders, including champion Haney. The fact that Davis can compete at different levels means that he can compete in any possible scenario.
An Instant Classic
Garcia vs Davis has been talked about since the 2 were younger fighters. Now, it looks like it’s finally going to happen. In light of the breakdown of the negotiations for a welterweight unification fight between Terence Bud Crawford vs Errol The Truth Spence Jr. (though the 2 may eventually get a deal done sometime soon), fans turned to Ryan Garcia and Tank Davis to clash. They’re going to get what they want! There’s obvious and growing hype around this fight, though card, location & times haven’t been determined yet. This may turn out to be an Instant Classic, a fight that will be on fans’ minds for years to come.
Ryan Garcia’s strengths
Garcia has proven that he’s a dangerous and exciting fighter. He’s explosive and relentless in every fight. He can bring a level of intensity that we haven’t seen in a long time. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching Garcia, it’s that he doesn’t back down from anyone. He’s a fighter who will fight anyone, anywhere and anytime. Garcia could end up being the underdog in this fight, but it’s hard to see a fighter as dangerous as he is being pushed back.
Tank Davis’ strengths
While Garcia has plenty of them, Davis’ strength is that he’s got a knack for putting away fighters with just 1 devastating punch. A punch that seemingly comes out of nowhere, but that’s what you get when you fight Tank. It’s his equalizer, similar to former heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder. Just ask Rolly Romero, Mario Barrios, and the other hapless victims he’s dispatched.
Ryan Garcia’s weaknesses
Garcia has shown that he has a tendency to rush his offense. Against Halsey, he was able to avoid a lot of trouble, but he’s also shown that he’s willing to take damage in order to put it on his opponent. If it were to happen again, Garcia could get caught in a lot of exchanges and be put on his back foot.
Tank Davis’ weaknesses
While Garcia has had his fair share of fights, Davis has only fought twice in his entire career. With that being said, he lost both times. Davis is short, much shorter than Garcia, and that will hamper his ability to get in close and hammer Garcia early. However, Romero was also a bit taller when they fought. It just took Tank a minute or two to break through his defenses and knock him out. Tank needs to get his feet underneath him quickly or there could be serious trouble on the horizon.
This is a huge fight for both men. The winner is looking at a championship fight with either Haney, Lomachenko, or even Teofimo Lopez. When these two fight, it will be a highly entertaining matchup. The fact that it’s a fight that has been talked about for so long and is finally happening is a good sign for fans of both men. This is a huge fight for both of them.