Gervonta Davis’ Next Fight: Should Ryan Garcia Step Up to Battle ‘Tank?’
Gervonta Davis has freshly displayed another highlight-reel KO for the fight fans against Mario Barrios tonight. Going into his 25th pro-competition, ‘Tank’ staged his 24th stoppage win to claim the WBA super lightweight title from a previously unbeaten opposition.
Despite falling short on height and reach, Davis could successfully crack his rival. Hence, the 26-year-old is now a three-weight world champion and has world titles in the super featherweight, lightweight, and super lightweight rosters.
So, it leaves various possibilities, onboard, for Davis’ upcoming move. The three titles that he has would bring various mandatory challengers. That said, ‘Tank’ can take a time off and outline his next appearance for now.
Meanwhile, WBC Interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia looks like a favorable name to step up against ‘Tank’. Both Garcia and Davis are renowned and can garner global attention. So, the fight would make sense at 135 lbs, especially when both men are unbeaten titleholders.
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Besides, Ryan Garcia had expressed his interest in facing Davis in January after his win over Luke Campbell. However, ‘KingRy’ went silent about the bout and touted a possible showdown against Manny Pacquiao, before materializing into none of the ideas. As Garcia seems to have no opponents in his sight, Davis can clearly fill the void.
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Nevertheless, Ryan Garcia claimed to be suffering from mental issues a few weeks back. He even walked away from a scheduled fight against Javier Fortuna. Although Garcia has said to be back in the flow, he is still not vocal about facing ‘Tank’. That said, Gervonta Davis’ recent opponent Mario Barrios may similarly face a lack of viable contenders.
Where does Mario Barrios go after losing to Gervonta Davis?
Former super lightweight champion Mario Barrios has suffered the maiden loss of his professional career. While many fans might see it as a huge setback, it can actually put ‘El Azteca’ into some of the biggest fights at the moment. Akin to Barrios, Jose Ramirez has also suffered his first loss of pro-career against Josh Taylor, thereby losing his championship.
So, Barrios vs Ramirez can be a valid matchup to resurrect one of them in the ongoing super lightweight championship ride. Meanwhile, the division has several more A-listers and Barrios may not struggle to locate a big name.
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A fight against WBA Interim titleholder Alberto Puello can also allure ‘El Azteca’ to reappear in action. However, Mario Barrios needs to take some time off and analyze his in-ring setbacks, before getting inside the ring again.
What do you think would be best for Gervonta Davis and Mario Barrios next?
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