“140 I’m coming for you”: Ryan Garcia explains his future ambitions after his defeat against Gervonta Davis

Following his knockout loss to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis in their 136-lb catchweight fight last Saturday, Ryan Garcia announced his decision to campaign at 140 going forward in his career.

However, there are doubts about his ability and commitment to competing at the top level of the division. Which is filled with dangerous opponents who could potentially exploit his weaknesses.

Ryan Garcia suffers a knockdown

Given his reported net worth of $20 million, some are questioning whether Garcia still has the motivation to train and work hard. As he could comfortably live a luxurious life in Beverly Hills without facing the killers at 140 who may use Davis’ strategy against him.

Ryan Garcia may have struggled with the pressure that the 5’5″ Gervonta Davis put on him in their recent fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. But he could face even tougher challenges if he steps into the ring with aggressive 140-pound fighters like Regis Prograis or Subriel Matias.

Ryan Garcia suffers a knockdown

These fighters are known for their relentless pressure and hard-hitting abilities, especially Matias. While Garcia, who stands at 5’10” with a record of 23-1 and 19 KOs, believes that moving up to light welterweight will be easier for him as he won’t have to cut as much weight.

He may soon realize the difficulties that come with facing elite fighters in this division.

What’s next for Ryan Garcia ?

Undoubtedly, the defeat against Davis dealt a severe blow to Ryan Garcia’s burgeoning boxing career. Nevertheless, the fighter, nicknamed “King Ry,” has vowed not to succumb to depression.

He remains resolute in his determination to move up to the 140-pound division and will maintain a laser-like focus on achieving his goals.

“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.

There has been talk of a potential rematch between Garcia and Davis, and Ryan has expressed openness to the idea. Provided that the fight takes place at 140 pounds and without any rehydration clause.

The initial fight between the two was a 136-pound catchweight bout with no belts at stake. Yet it still held significant importance as it could settle the debate over which of the two is the better boxing superstar.

Currently, Garcia’s record stands at 23-1, while Davis extended his undefeated record to 29-0.

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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