Gervonta “Tank” Davis tossed a grenade on Twitter on Saturday alleging that Ryan Garcia is “undoubtedly on one thing” in response to an image of a clothed Garcia embracing tremendous welterweight Tim Tszyu.
“No humorous sh!t. If I discover out he is dishonest, it will be an issue and it will be greater than boxing issues. He by no means regarded that huge earlier than. He is undoubtedly on one thing. Sh!t DAZN already proved they do not care about testing.”
Garcia responded on Twitter quickly after saying: “Spooked … I don’t even take dietary supplements.”
Davis referring to DAZN not caring about testing is in reference to the fiasco involving Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. in October when Benn failed a drug take a look at but was nonetheless pushing for the match to be staged throughout struggle week. In the end, the bout was canceled 48 hours earlier than the present.
“Why did not they ban Eddie Hearn for nonetheless attempting to have fights after he knew a fighter was dishonest and nonetheless tried to proceed with a boxing match,” mentioned Davis. “I am ready. Y’all quiet on this sh!t”
Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) and Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) have agreed to phrases to satisfy for a pay-per-view struggle in 2023 that shall be dealt with by Showtime’s broadcast and manufacturing groups. The occasion may be bought on DAZN, but it surely’s not a joint PPV enterprise.
The bout will happen at a catchweight of 136 kilos.
Garcia has weighed 140 kilos (KO6, Javier Fortuna), 138 1/4 kilos (UD win, Emmanuel Tagoe), and 135 kilos (KO7, Luke Campbell) in his final three fights relationship again to January 2021.
Garcia deliberate on persevering with his profession at 140 kilos however agreed to satisfy Davis at a lighter weight to ensure that the tremendous struggle to be made.
Davis has additionally fought at 140 kilos earlier than, however he’s weighed in under the 135-pound restrict in every of his final two fights.
Davis shall be combating Hector Luis Garcia on Jan. 7. Garcia plans to return to the ring in January as nicely.
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