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Gervonta Davis showed up almost two hours later for the first press conference for her fight against Ryan Garcia.which is why the Mexican-American boxer attacked him and called him unprofessional, also asking to speed up the issue of promotion to fix what he considers a problem with Davis.
“Look how he represents himself, he’s not a professional, he’s not even here. We have to speed up this promotion to solve your little problem“said Ryan Garcia, referring to Gervonta Davis.
Both boxing superstars will star in the fight of the year and went head-to-head for the first time at a press conference in New Yorkas they anticipated their highly anticipated 12-round showdown headlining a pay-per-view event on Saturday, April 22 at a Premier Boxing Champions event from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
It is important to note that this fight is broadcast on SHOWTIME PPV and will be available on all pay-per-view providers, including DAZN PPV.
Words by Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis
Despite the fact that the confrontation ended up getting somewhat tense, a normal situation prior to a confrontation of such a high caliber; both fighters ended up recognizing each other in their words and with the clear desire to be winners. “We’re back at it. I know it’s going to be difficult. This fight is definitely going to be tough. But this is what we came to do, we want the big fights”, Gervonta pointed out.
“My strategy will depend on what I bring that night. Whether it comes fast or slow, I always want to take my time. It all depends on what you bring“, he continued.
For his part, Ryan Garcia stated that he had been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. “This is a fight I have been looking forward to for a long time. To be a champion, you have to beat the best. It’s not about the titles, it’s about who you beat. It is a testament to the respect I have for Gervonta as a fighter.“.
“I’m going to be ready for 12 rounds, so you have to respect your opponent. You can’t just jump to get a knockout. It may be more of a mental struggle than people realize. Different opponents make you approach fights in different ways.Garcia warned.
Tense confrontation between Gervonta and García
After the words of both, it was time for the confrontation, somewhat tense as is normal in these previews and in which for 28 seconds they stared into each other’s eyes with that look that reflected a hunger for triumph on the part of two great athletes who they represent the maximum expression of boxing in their category.
It was then that Ryan García ended up showing himself clenching his fist and Gervonta Davis with his hands in his pockets, with his usual attitude of security., of a type that was born for these great challenges. The table is set, and this was hardly the first meeting between the two gladiators.
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