RYAN GARCIA wants to face Gervonta Davis after his fight with Javier Fortuna – and has vowed to KO Tank.
The lightweight star, 23, made a successful return to the ring against Emmanuel Tagoe back in April.
Garcia is back in the boxing game after taking time out for his mental health
The Californian looks on a collision course with Tank Davis
KingRy goes up against Fortuna in Los Angeles on July 16 looking to protect his unbeaten record.
Victory could set a showdown with ‘Tank’ Davis, with Garcia spotted ringside as Gervonta outfought Rolando Romero last month.
Oscar De La Hoya had already spoken of his desire to make the contest a reality, with the promotor willing to offer Davis “millions” to fight.
And it looks like Garcia is all in on a mega-unification showdown later this year – with the Californian confident of a KO finish.
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Garcia told TMZ: “[Me vs Tank] will not go the distance. No way possible can it go the distance.
“I will not let Gervonta Davis off the hook.
“I’m gonna beat your ass. I promise that – I will whoop your ass and I will put you to sleep!
“Just know that there’s a lot more than meets the eye with me. Don’t think I’m soft.
“You come find out and actually make that decision to fight me, you’ll find out real soon there’s nothing soft about me.”
First up for Garcia is a tough test in Fortuna, with the Dominican coming into the fight with an impressive 36-1-3 record.
But the young star is not taking things lightly and will be on his guard against the veteran southpaw.
Garcia continued: “He’s an ex-world champion. He’s a veteran.
“But, the fact that I’m coming into, I feel my prime and my best ability skillfully and mentally, I feel like this will be a short night for Javier Fortuna.
“I just know I’m gonna fight Tank after I beat Fortuna.”