Gervonta Davis laughs off ‘crazy’ Ryan Garcia fight prediction ahead of huge 2023 showdown

Gervonta Davis has laughed off claims that Ryan Garcia would be able to stop him inside two rounds when they clash later this year.

Davis returned to the ring over the weekend in the headline slot against Hector Luis Garcia on a card also featuring Demetrius Andrade and Jarron Ennis.

'Tank' got past his opponent without much trouble as he stepped up the gears and won via stoppage after nine rounds.

His focus will now divert to a fight against fellow mega-star Garcia, with their bout pencilled in for April 15.

This will obviously depend on legal issues, with Davis jailed before the New Year on a domestic violence charge. This was later dropped as the accuser retracted their statement.

Davis is "mindful" that Garcia has solely been preparing for him in recent weeks with him opting against having a tune-up fight.

"Ryan has high hopes. He's a fighter. Fighters have to speak highly and think highly of themselves. He's talking, and he's actually putting in the work," Davis told Brian Custer on 'The Last Stand'.

"He's not taking any fights and he's focusing on me. We can't overlook his statement. You know what I mean?

"We just have to be mindful that he's coming. I definitely have to be prepared. I'll make sure to prepare myself just as much or much harder than him."

Davis later mocked claims from Garcia that he would triumph in just two rounds against his rival.

"[Two rounds] - that's a strong prediction. I feel as though two rounds - that's crazy," Davis added.

"Rollie [Rolando Romero] said the same thing. I don't know what they're thinking. [Garcia has] seen it personally sitting up close.

"He made a bet with Errol Spence and he lost that bet. Tell him to bet again, for sure."

As a boxing fan, you hope that Davis can stay out of trouble before the Garcia bout.

This is truly one of the biggest fights in boxing, with both young boxers capable of selling out arenas in the United States.

There should be fireworks if/when they face off in the ring and it is just the calibre of fight boxing needs.

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