Ryan Garcia: “Gervonta, If You Do Not Take This Fight With Me You Will Not Be Remembered, Your Legacy Will Forever Be Tainted”

By: Hans Themistode It doesn’t matter how many knockout wins Gervonta Davis piles up. Nor does it matter how fat his bank account gets after every explosive win. The moment he decides to hang up his gloves for good, he’ll quickly be forgotten. Unless, of course, he does one thing and one thing only. “Gervonta, if you do not take this fight with me you will not be remembered,” said lightweight contender Ryan Garcia. “Your legacy will forever be tainted.” Garcia’s perpetual call outs of Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) date back several years now. For whatever reason, the 22-year-old has always wanted a piece of the lightweight WBA “Regular” belt holder. While Davis has regurgitated over and over again that Garcia is just too small and too young, his latest performance has seemingly changed his mind. Just a few days ago, Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) started his 2021 with a bang. In the main event slot in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center, the California native had his chin checked by Britain's Luke Campbell. In the second round of a fairly even contest, Campbell landed a left hook that saw Garcia tilt over and hit the deck. To his credit though, he peeled himself off the canvas and stopped his man in the seventh. The smiles that accompanied his gritty performance may have been from ear to ear but they were also transient. “I don’t have time for celebrations,” explained Garcia. “I’m on one mission to knock out Gervonta Davis in two rounds. This man will go down. Two rounds, that’s a promise.” As for Davis, the surly knockout artist has continued to clock out earlier than his 12 round shift intended. In front of a socially distanced crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas, on Halloween night, the Baltimore native scored a knockout of the year candidate against Leo Santa Cruz in the sixth round. He's been mostly mum on the topic of facing Garcia. However, the two division titlist has stated on numerous occasions that he is willing to face anyone. The post Ryan Garcia: “Gervonta, If You Do Not Take This Fight With Me You Will Not Be Remembered, Your Legacy Will Forever Be Tainted” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Ryan Garcia: “Gervonta, If You Do Not Take This Fight With Me You Will Not Be Remembered, Your Legacy Will Forever Be Tainted”

By: Hans Themistode

It doesn’t matter how many knockout wins Gervonta Davis piles up. Nor does it matter how fat his bank account gets after every explosive win.

The moment he decides to hang up his gloves for good, he’ll quickly be forgotten. Unless, of course, he does one thing and one thing only.

“Gervonta, if you do not take this fight with me you will not be remembered,” said lightweight contender Ryan Garcia. “Your legacy will forever be tainted.”

Garcia’s perpetual call outs of Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) date back several years now. For whatever reason, the 22-year-old has always wanted a piece of the lightweight WBA “Regular” belt holder. While Davis has regurgitated over and over again that Garcia is just too small and too young, his latest performance has seemingly changed his mind.

Just a few days ago, Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) started his 2021 with a bang. In the main event slot in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center, the California native had his chin checked by Britain's Luke Campbell. In the second round of a fairly even contest, Campbell landed a left hook that saw Garcia tilt over and hit the deck. To his credit though, he peeled himself off the canvas and stopped his man in the seventh.

The smiles that accompanied his gritty performance may have been from ear to ear but they were also transient.

“I don’t have time for celebrations,” explained Garcia. “I’m on one mission to knock out Gervonta Davis in two rounds. This man will go down. Two rounds, that’s a promise.”

As for Davis, the surly knockout artist has continued to clock out earlier than his 12 round shift intended. In front of a socially distanced crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas, on Halloween night, the Baltimore native scored a knockout of the year candidate against Leo Santa Cruz in the sixth round.

He's been mostly mum on the topic of facing Garcia. However, the two division titlist has stated on numerous occasions that he is willing to face anyone.

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By: Sean Crose Those who weren't around at the time shouldn't be fooled by the title here. No, Mike Tyson never did battle the great Joe Frazier. They were of two separate generations. Tyson did fight Joe's son, Marvis, however, and it was nothing if not a fight to remember. It wasn't a long fight, nor was it a close one - yet the brief battle still serves as one of those events that firmly lodges itself into the memories of those who see it. Sometimes brutality is simply too potent to forget. And Mike Tyson versus Marvis Frazier was nothing if not brutal. Back in 1986, Tyson was well on his way to becoming a household name. Emerging from upstate New York, the protégé of the late Cus D'Amatto was like nothing anyone had ever seen, a kind of thick necked Jack Dempsey for the Regan Era. For Tyson had his hair done like Dempsey. He also entered the ring as Dempsey had back in the 1920s. What's more, Tyson was frightening in the ring, just as Dempsey had been. Only Tyson was even more powerful than the "Manassas Mauler." Needless to say, people were paying attention. By the time the summer of '86 rolled around, Tyson was a mainline attraction on ABC sport's programming. Before he became a pop culture icon, Tyson was a true force in the ring. As for Frazier, he had a famous name and a strong record. Just a few years earlier, he had faced the great champion Larry Holmes on prime time network television. Unfortunately, for Frazier, however, he didn't get out of the first round of that particular fight. Holmes himself had actually felt bad for the younger man while he was taking him to school. Although he had entered the Holmes' fight with an undefeated record, Frazier stepped out of the ring that evening having been thoroughly thrashed. Still, by the time Frazier met Tyson in Glen Falls, New York on July 26th, 1986, he had won six in a row since the Holmes fight, having bested such notables as James Tillis and James Smith. In short, he was no tomato can. Unfortunately for Frazier, he was no Mike Tyson either, for the rising star almost literally went through Frazier, putting the Philadelphian in a corner and brutally unloading with punches in the very first round. Frazier's head rocked back and fourth before he quickly fell into a heap on the mat. And with that, the fight was over. Tyson had dusted a name opponent - on live national television, no less - in all of thirty seconds. It was a stunning beating to witness, almost frightening in its brevity and ferocity. And yet it was only the beginning of Tyson's Golden age. Mere months after the Frazier fight, he would be the youngest fighter to ever win a heavyweight title. The post Modern Classics: Tyson-Frazier appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Modern Classics: Tyson-Frazier

By: Sean Crose

Those who weren't around at the time shouldn't be fooled by the title here. No, Mike Tyson never did battle the great Joe Frazier. They were of two separate generations. Tyson did fight Joe's son, Marvis, however, and it was nothing if not a fight to remember. It wasn't a long fight, nor was it a close one - yet the brief battle still serves as one of those events that firmly lodges itself into the memories of those who see it. Sometimes brutality is simply too potent to forget. And Mike Tyson versus Marvis Frazier was nothing if not brutal.

Back in 1986, Tyson was well on his way to becoming a household name. Emerging from upstate New York, the protégé of the late Cus D'Amatto was like nothing anyone had ever seen, a kind of thick necked Jack Dempsey for the Regan Era. For Tyson had his hair done like Dempsey. He also entered the ring as Dempsey had back in the 1920s. What's more, Tyson was frightening in the ring, just as Dempsey had been. Only Tyson was even more powerful than the "Manassas Mauler." Needless to say, people were paying attention. By the time the summer of '86 rolled around, Tyson was a mainline attraction on ABC sport's programming.

Before he became a pop culture icon, Tyson was a true force in the ring.

As for Frazier, he had a famous name and a strong record. Just a few years earlier, he had faced the great champion Larry Holmes on prime time network television. Unfortunately, for Frazier, however, he didn't get out of the first round of that particular fight. Holmes himself had actually felt bad for the younger man while he was taking him to school. Although he had entered the Holmes' fight with an undefeated record, Frazier stepped out of the ring that evening having been thoroughly thrashed.

Still, by the time Frazier met Tyson in Glen Falls, New York on July 26th, 1986, he had won six in a row since the Holmes fight, having bested such notables as James Tillis and James Smith. In short, he was no tomato can. Unfortunately for Frazier, he was no Mike Tyson either, for the rising star almost literally went through Frazier, putting the Philadelphian in a corner and brutally unloading with punches in the very first round. Frazier's head rocked back and fourth before he quickly fell into a heap on the mat. And with that, the fight was over. Tyson had dusted a name opponent - on live national television, no less - in all of thirty seconds.

It was a stunning beating to witness, almost frightening in its brevity and ferocity. And yet it was only the beginning of Tyson's Golden age. Mere months after the Frazier fight, he would be the youngest fighter to ever win a heavyweight title.

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