The boxing world is gearing up for a highly anticipated match on Sunday morning, as two of the sport's brightest stars, Gervonta Davis (28-0) and Ryan Garcia (23-0), are set to face off in the ring. Many see these two as the future of the lightweight division, with Garcia even rumored to be considering a move to the junior welterweight class.
Title Stakes on the Line
Although the bout between Garcia and Davis is contracted at a catchweight of 136 pounds, the WBA (Regular) title held by Gervonta is not up for grabs. The current lightweight titles are all held by Devin Haney (29-0), who unified the belts last year with a victory over George Kambosos Jr.
and defended them against the same opponent later in the year.
Haney's Take on the Fight
In an interview with Fight Hub TV's Marcos Villegas, Haney gave his thoughts on the upcoming match. "I think it’s a good fight," he said.
"Ryan has the height, speed and length, but Tank has the IQ, experience, and power." Haney went on to state that while a win for Davis would be the safe bet, Garcia should not be counted out, citing his speed and punching power.
When asked about the strengths and weaknesses of both fighters, Haney said, "I saw Tank lose rounds and win the fight, as well as I saw Garcia get up off the canvas to win by knockout, but we haven’t seen what Ryan can do against a puncher." Haney also expressed interest in fighting the winner of the Davis-Garcia bout, but stated that his focus is currently on his upcoming fight against Vasyl Lomachenko on May 20.
"I want to fight whoever wins that fight, but I have to start with Loma," he concluded. "When I’m victorious, I’ll see." The boxing world is eager to see what will unfold when two of the sport's most promising fighters step into the ring on Sunday morning.
While Davis may be the safe bet, Garcia's speed and power make him a force to be reckoned with, and the winner of this bout is sure to be a name to watch in the future of the lightweight division.