Ryan Garcia has the skills to beat Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis if they meet in the final ring, according to Bernard Hopins.
Hopkins, a Golden Boy Promotions partner, thinks the fight would be hard to call because of their abilities.
Speaking to Insider, he explained: “When it comes to Tank Davis and Ryan Garcia, that fight goes back to names like Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran,” Hopkins told Insider.
“I’m not saying these people are [similar]. But in their time, and then in this time, you have a maids game that deserves because of the things they did leading to this conflict that has two boys who are relatively talented. “
Hopkins was captivated not only by Garcia’s recent win over Luke Campbell, but the way to victory, when the young Californiaer got a chance to rise from the canvas for the first time in his career. professional.
“I was there to see an event and also a loss that most people wouldn’t have benefited from,” Hopkins said.
“Not only did he get up but he also got up with a reason and that was to get this guy out and be professional about him. Ryan Garcia became a man that night.
“He gave the case on a knock that could have been a blow. It could have shown his heart, or lack thereof.
“But those questions are not going to be raised anytime soon, or ever, after so many things were revealed that night to his future opponents that were looking. “
Hopkins sees Garcia as a fighter who can attract a wider audience for the sport with his success on social media.
“Ryan made everyone realize that he is the real deal and not just a beautiful face with 8 million fans, 90% of whom are female,” Hopkins explained.
“Every generation has the stars that bring another foot boxing fan to our sport and enjoy it and love it and never leave again. That’s what I like about boys like Ryan and Tank Davis. “
Former world champion Hopkins is willing to call up a favorite for the fight, but he believes Garcia could emerge.
“I would be a fool to tell you that Tank Davis has no chance when he fights Ryan Garcia. But I also know that Ryan Garcia has the tools and style for Tank Davis. hit, ”he said.
“You will see the best athletes of their time representing themselves as the great ones from Mexican-American and African-American boxing history, coming together to fight in the ring, mano a mano, to be the best . “