Ryan Garcia ‘Felt A Little Weak’ Against Gervonta Davis, Confirms Move To 140

"King Ry" didn't feel like he was at his best against "Tank" but is now moving on.

Ryan Garcia Statement After Davis Loss
Ryan Garcia Statement After Davis Loss - Image Credit @Fight Hub TV Youtube
  • Ryan Garcia addressed the narrative that the rehydration clause of his match with Gervonta Davis affected his performance
  • “King Ry” is determined to move up to 140

An evidently dejected Ryan Garcia spoke to the media after his devastating KO loss to Gervonta Davis. With many implying the rehydration clause affected his performance, “King Ry” was prompted to address the issue.

Ryan wasn’t at his healthiest

Garcia neither denied nor admitted that the rehydration clause that required him and Davis to not exceed 146 pounds on fight night was the reason for his defeat. However, he confessed that he felt like he wasn’t at his healthiest form when he entered the ring.

“In my honest perception of it, I didn’t feel too good. I felt a little weak going into the ring. My legs didn’t feel like they were under me. but once the fight got going it kind of all came together so I can’t really pin that too much. It is what it is. I signed the contract, and that’s that,” Garcia explained.

Moving on

Indeed, the loss to Davis hit Garcia’s soaring boxing career hard. However, “King Ry” insisted that he was not gonna succumb to depression. Instead, he’ll move on and will be laser-focused on moving up to the 140-pound division.

“This fight is not gonna deter too much of my dreams… I got in with one of the best… we fought, I did what I had to get in the ring but I’ll feel much stronger at 140. I’m going to go up and fight the top fighters at 140, and that’s what I plan to do,” Garcia pointed out.

“I feel like I’m still a big attraction in the sport, and I feel moving up to 140, whoever I fight is going to be big. It’s going to be exciting to see where our careers go. He’s [Gervonta] going to do great things at 135, and I plan on moving up to 140 and do my thing,” he added.

Some are now talking about a potential rematch. Garcia said he is open to it but at 140 and without any rehydration clause injected into the agreement.

Garcia and Davis fought a 136-pound catchweight bout with no belts on the line. However, it is still a very important fight as it could determine who the better boxing superstar is between two.

As it stands, Garcia is now 23-1, while “Tank” went on to prolong his undefeated record and is now 29-0 as pro.

Published on April 23, 2023 at 1:15 pm
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