Via Allan Fox: Leo Santa Cruz has warned Ryan Garcia of the power of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis if he plans to continue fighting the ‘regular’ WBA lightweight champion this year.
Leo believes Gervonta, 27, has too much skill and throws more shots than 23-year-old Ryan. In addition, this was a step up in level for Kingry against Javier Fortuna and Emmanuel Tagoe against Tank Davis.
Former four-division world champion Santa Cruz was one of the best boxers at 126th but was knocked out in the sixth round by Tank Davis in their match in October 2020.
Santa Cruz points out that the Invincible Tank (27-0.25 KO) hides his strength and delays its use, his opponents are used to being hit with softer blows. his. After a while, the Tank will suddenly pour all of its power on them to score a knockout.
Early in Ryan’s career, he only had his left hook as a weapon against the Davis Tank, and that probably wasn’t enough.
Ryan needs more tools to his offensive arsenal for him to have a shot of actually defeating the Davis Tank, and he’s unlikely to get them anytime soon to avoid a knockdown.
“It was a good fight. Ryan Garcia is a great fighter, and he has strength,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fighthype when asked to give his thoughts on the match between Tank Davis and Ryan Garcia. “The only thing, The tank has more skills and he’s more active there.
“He [Tank Davis] throw more punches. Ryan Garcia is intentionally knocking you down with a hook or a punch or two,” Santa Cruz continued.
“It would be a good match, but if Tank catches him, he can take him down. Also, Ryan can injure Tank Davis, so it’s a pretty even fight. If I had to bet on one thing, I could think of Tank Davis.
“HI brought it from nowhere,“Santa Cruz talks about Tank. “I was there with him, I was pounding, and I didn’t feel his power at first. Then he caught me with a great shot he got nowhere, and he caught me. It happened. Santa Cruz said.