Ryan Garcia: “Gervonta Doesn’t Want To Fight Anybody Tough, It’s Just Not In His Nature”

By: Hans Themistode For a number of years now, Ryan Garcia has called for a showdown against knockout artist, Gervonta Davis. The pair have traded words on social media on numerous occasions, with Garcia claiming that if he was granted a shot at the multiple division titlist, he’ll leave him concussed on the canvas. Despite his verbal threats, a matchup between the pair has failed to materialize. While the 23 year old claims that he would love nothing more than to get his hands on his long time rival, the former WBC interim lightweight titlist is coming to both a disappointing and disheartening conclusion. “He’s not going to fight anybody outside of Mayweather promotions,” said Garcia during a self-recorded video. “That's what Floyd [Mayweather] said.” Garcia’s remarks, stem from the comments made by Floyd Mayweather, the promoter of Davis. Following his most recent win, an 11th round stoppage over Mario Barrios, Mayweather made it clear that fighters who were outside of his own promotional company, would essentially have no shot at fighting Davis, at least in the short term. “We work smarter, not harder,” said Mayweather following yet another knockout win by Davis. “We keep everything in house. Mayweather Promotions, PBC, were all one family. We’re not about to go somewhere and make another company great. We have plenty of fighters at 140, 135 and 130.” With Garcia closely aligned with Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, the young star believes that his chances of fighting Davis are essentially slim to none. Furthermore, with names such as Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez, Shakur Stevenson and a long list of others currently under different promotional banners, Garcia is convinced that team Davis will use this as an opportunity to eschew from the rest of the competition. “Gervonta is just never gonna fight I don't think anybody that you want him to fight. He doesn't want to fight anybody tough, it’s just not in his nature.” Those thoughts, however, are simply erroneous according to Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. If Garcia continues to spread what he classifies as false pretenses, then Ellerbe has revealed that he will have no choice but to release proof of what really took place behind closed doors. “Ryan Garcia this not it for real,” said Ellerbe on his social media account. “You know damn well what time of day it is so please stop fronting for the fans. You know damn well I tried to make that fight and your promoter said you had other plans. Don’t have me put the doc out there and expose it. Stop playing.” The post Ryan Garcia: “Gervonta Doesn’t Want To Fight Anybody Tough, It’s Just Not In His Nature” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Ryan Garcia: “Gervonta Doesn’t Want To Fight Anybody Tough, It’s Just Not In His Nature”

By: Hans Themistode

For a number of years now, Ryan Garcia has called for a showdown against knockout artist, Gervonta Davis. The pair have traded words on social media on numerous occasions, with Garcia claiming that if he was granted a shot at the multiple division titlist, he’ll leave him concussed on the canvas.

Despite his verbal threats, a matchup between the pair has failed to materialize.

While the 23 year old claims that he would love nothing more than to get his hands on his long time rival, the former WBC interim lightweight titlist is coming to both a disappointing and disheartening conclusion.

“He’s not going to fight anybody outside of Mayweather promotions,” said Garcia during a self-recorded video. “That's what Floyd [Mayweather] said.”

Garcia’s remarks, stem from the comments made by Floyd Mayweather, the promoter of Davis. Following his most recent win, an 11th round stoppage over Mario Barrios, Mayweather made it clear that fighters who were outside of his own promotional company, would essentially have no shot at fighting Davis, at least in the short term.

“We work smarter, not harder,” said Mayweather following yet another knockout win by Davis. “We keep everything in house. Mayweather Promotions, PBC, were all one family. We’re not about to go somewhere and make another company great. We have plenty of fighters at 140, 135 and 130.”

With Garcia closely aligned with Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, the young star believes that his chances of fighting Davis are essentially slim to none. Furthermore, with names such as Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez, Shakur Stevenson and a long list of others currently under different promotional banners, Garcia is convinced that team Davis will use this as an opportunity to eschew from the rest of the competition.

“Gervonta is just never gonna fight I don't think anybody that you want him to fight. He doesn't want to fight anybody tough, it’s just not in his nature.”

Those thoughts, however, are simply erroneous according to Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. If Garcia continues to spread what he classifies as false pretenses, then Ellerbe has revealed that he will have no choice but to release proof of what really took place behind closed doors.

“Ryan Garcia this not it for real,” said Ellerbe on his social media account. “You know damn well what time of day it is so please stop fronting for the fans. You know damn well I tried to make that fight and your promoter said you had other plans. Don’t have me put the doc out there and expose it. Stop playing.”

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Anthony Joshua: “I Don’t Really Fold Under Pressure”

By: Sean Crose "I don't always want to be the best in the gym," WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua has told Sky Sports. "Every time I spar, I spar like I'm performing. I have had tough spars. I am doubting myself." These are not the sort of things you hear from a towering, impressive, dominant fighter with a single avenged loss on his resume. Joshua, however, would clearly rather work out his doubts in the gym than he would during a high profile fight, which is exactly what he's about to have this Saturday in Britain when he faces former cruiserweight kingpin Oleksandr Usyk for all his belts. "All boxers can move up in weight," he said. "Some feel better at the higher weight, they carry more power and feel fresher." Although Usyk hasn't looked overly impressive since turning heavyweight, the man remains a walking, talking skill set - one who hasn't lost a fight and may well be comfortable at heavyweight when he steps into the ring on Saturday. "In my mind, I have removed the conversation that he is a cruiserweight," Joshua said of Usyk. A huge Joshua fight against Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder may be in the future, but Usyk is no light touch. That's something Joshua appears to be fine with. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) "Since I came into boxing in 2008 I had a rapid rise, maybe due to sheer strength, size, heart. I took on massive challenges early on," said Joshua. "Usyk is another great champion, great fighter. But I don't really fold under pressure." Joshua also claimed he relies on faith to help him get through the challenges of being a top competitor. "I asked God for strength and he gave me battles," stated Joshua. "When I pray for strength, I want to fight the Usyks and the champions because that's how you find out how strong you really are." The work of being a heavyweight titlist is undoubtedly difficult, but Joshua doesn't think it's all grind and toil. "This is fun. This is deep practice," he said. "When I get into the ring it's time to practice everything I know." Although he suffered a stunning loss to Andy Ruiz, Joshua was able to learn from his mistakes and came back to best Ruiz successfully six months later. "I'm rather experienced now," he told Sky. You have to go through trials and tribulations." "You have to go through certain experiences to have wisdom," claimed Joshua, adding that "you've got to go through turbulent times." The post Anthony Joshua: “I Don’t Really Fold Under Pressure” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Anthony Joshua: “I Don’t Really Fold Under Pressure”

By: Sean Crose

"I don't always want to be the best in the gym," WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua has told Sky Sports. "Every time I spar, I spar like I'm performing. I have had tough spars. I am doubting myself." These are not the sort of things you hear from a towering, impressive, dominant fighter with a single avenged loss on his resume. Joshua, however, would clearly rather work out his doubts in the gym than he would during a high profile fight, which is exactly what he's about to have this Saturday in Britain when he faces former cruiserweight kingpin Oleksandr Usyk for all his belts.

"All boxers can move up in weight," he said. "Some feel better at the higher weight, they carry more power and feel fresher." Although Usyk hasn't looked overly impressive since turning heavyweight, the man remains a walking, talking skill set - one who hasn't lost a fight and may well be comfortable at heavyweight when he steps into the ring on Saturday. "In my mind, I have removed the conversation that he is a cruiserweight," Joshua said of Usyk. A huge Joshua fight against Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder may be in the future, but Usyk is no light touch. That's something Joshua appears to be fine with.

(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

"Since I came into boxing in 2008 I had a rapid rise, maybe due to sheer strength, size, heart. I took on massive challenges early on," said Joshua. "Usyk is another great champion, great fighter. But I don't really fold under pressure." Joshua also claimed he relies on faith to help him get through the challenges of being a top competitor. "I asked God for strength and he gave me battles," stated Joshua. "When I pray for strength, I want to fight the Usyks and the champions because that's how you find out how strong you really are."

The work of being a heavyweight titlist is undoubtedly difficult, but Joshua doesn't think it's all grind and toil. "This is fun. This is deep practice," he said. "When I get into the ring it's time to practice everything I know." Although he suffered a stunning loss to Andy Ruiz, Joshua was able to learn from his mistakes and came back to best Ruiz successfully six months later. "I'm rather experienced now," he told Sky. You have to go through trials and tribulations."

"You have to go through certain experiences to have wisdom," claimed Joshua, adding that "you've got to go through turbulent times."

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