Both Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia continue to fulminate in the public eye. Garcia, in particular, has screamed to the mountaintops that despite the Baltimore native possessing devastating power, he’s more than capable of rendering the 27-year-old motionless on the mat.  

Most recently, Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) pushed aside the innocuous challenge of Javier Fortuna. The two would officially square off on July 16th, at the Arena, in Los Angeles, California.

The former multiple-time champion was outgunned from the beginning, hitting the canvas in the fourth, fifth, and sixth rounds before referee Jerry Cantu waved things off. While the loquacious Garcia is well aware that he has plenty of options, he’s said time and time again that a showdown against Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) remains at the top of his list.

Leo Santa Cruz, though, having felt Davis’s power firsthand, is completely convinced that Garcia would become yet another Davis knockout victim.

“Ryan Garcia is a great fighter and everything but I think Tank Davis got the power,” said Santa Cruz during an interview with “If Gervonta catches him with one of those hooks, I think he can knock him out.”

Davis, 27, shoved the Mexican star violently out of his way during their 2020 showdown. Desperate to keep his man at bay, Santa Cruz attempted to use perpetual pressure and a high-volume attack against Davis. Though he had his moments, Davis eventually found his groove, stopping Santa Cruz in the sixth round.

Since then, Davis has punished his competition. During his latest trip to the ring, Rolando Romero, after years of brazen trash talk, was forced to eat his words as Davis scored the stoppage victory in the sixth round.

As of late, both Davis and Garcia have continued to jaw back and forth. Though unconfirmed, Davis seemed to indicate on his social media account that he’ll return underneath the bright lights in “December.” 

Ultimately, Oscar De La Hoya, Garcia’s current promoter, recently publicized on Twitter that he’s patiently waiting for one of Davis’s representatives to give him a buzz to work out an agreement.

“Still waiting on Gervonta's promoter to call me.”