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Canelo Alvarez Sums Up Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia Rematch in Four Words

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Despite what people thought, Ryan Garcia both literally and figuratively defied the odds to put Devin Haney on the ground. However, does this massive win over his career rival qualify him to face perhaps the biggest challenge of his professional career? Who’s the challenge? Simply put, last year Garcia suffered his first career defeat, which also attracted a lot of criticism for him.

Despite winning the early rounds, Gervonta Davis finished Garcia via body shot in the seventh round of their fight in April last year. The Victorville native even had to take a knee to prevent further damage. However, with his performance against Haney, Garcia proved a fight with Davis at a higher weight limit and, without a rehydration clause, would look different. Even Canelo Alvarez agreed when asked about it in an interview with iFL TV recently.

Ryan Garcia's threat to Gervonta Davis: I'm going to knock you out in two  rounds | Marca

After his grand arrival at MGM Grand Resort & Casino in Las Vegas ahead of the Cinco de Mayo weekend fight against Jaime Munguia, a bunch of reporters surrounded the Mexican superstar for answers to a variety of questions. However, one stood out from the others! Having described his thoughts about Garcia’s fight against Haney, Canelo turned to the future.

As Canelo was trying to move away from the crowd of reporters, one reporter threw in the Gervonta Davis rematch. Canelo quickly turned around to answer one last question and said, “It will be good!” Regardless, while appearing in the PBD podcast with Patrick Bet David recently, Garcia revealed it’s unlikely the fight would happen, even though he desperately wants it. Garcia claimed Davis didn’t want it.

Even if the fight does happen, it won’t be anytime soon because Davis is slated to face Frank Martin in June. Garcia seems to have a flood of options in front of him, including Isaac CruzJaron Ennis, and more. However, one of those fighters from ‘more’ has expressed interest in facing Garcia.

Boxing: Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia: "It's not a big fight," Davis  promoter | Marca

Last year, before Garcia was about to fight Oscar DuarteTeofimo Lopez revealed in an interview that he was offered a deal to fight Ryan Garcia, but he declined the offer because the money wasn’t enough. However, as Garcia defeated Haney recently, ‘The Takeover’ seems to have changed his mind.

Speaking to Punsh Drunk Boxing, Lopez said, “We could do something in September, December. You know? It doesn’t necessarily have to be at my weight class. It could be a catchweight. So, that way, we don’t have to have any problems moving forward.” If this fight becomes real, it has the potential to be another crowd-pleaser for Garcia.

Who Ryan Garcia will end up fighting is currently unknown! It’s clear that Garcia would jump on the opportunity to redeem himself against Gervonta Davis, but he might have to settle for Teofimo Lopez for now. Do you think Davis will give Garcia the rematch?

 

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