Gervonta Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) has taken to social media and urged Ryan Garcia to retire from the sport following his emphatic victory over Devin Haney

Garcia (25-1, 20 KOs) dropped former WBC world super-lightweight titleholder Haney (31-1, 15 KOs) three times at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, before claiming a majority decision points verdict to defeat his Californian rival. 

Garica’s concerning behavior stained the lead-up to the highly anticipated encounter and Garica weighed in more than 3lbs over the 140-limit, for which he had to pay financial penalties. 

When Garcia boxed Davis last April, the contest generated more than $100 million in box office and pay-per-view revenues, making it the fifth-highest-grossing contest in Nevada boxing history.

Davis ultimately halted Garcia inside seven rounds at the T-Mobile Arena but, taking to social media in the aftermath of Garcia’s victory over Haney, the current WBA lightweight champion posted a since-deleted tweet stating that if a rematch were to happen, the result would be no different. 

“It’s best Ryan retire now,” Davis posted on social media platform X. “He [Garcia] is going to get hurt bad.”

Garcia battled back today, writing on X: “Everyone wanna talk about the little stupid Tank. Let’s fight nuff of that funny talk. Come see me at 144 and let’s stop the talk. If you beat Frank [Martin on June 15] let’s run it.”