Canelo expects Gervonta Davis to defeat Ryan Garcia on April 22

Canelo Alvarez doesn’t believe one of his ex-gymmates has what it takes to defeat Gervonta "Tank" Davis.

Alvarez, the Mexican superstar and current undisputed super middleweight world champion, offered his thoughts on the upcoming 12-round 136-pound catchweight bout between Davis and Ryan Garcia that will take place April 22 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The four-division world champion thinks Davis, the former junior lightweight titleholder from Baltimore, will be victorious.

“I think Davis [wins because] he has more experience,” he told TMZ in recent weeks. “But it's gonna be a good fight."

Alvarez has some history with Victorville, California's Garcia. The two trained under the tutelage of Eddy Reynoso from October 2018 until early 2022 when Garcia parted ways to join forces with Joe Goossen. During that period, Alvarez and Garcia had a friendly, big brother, little brother-like relationship. A few months after the breakup, Alvarez slammed Garcia, describing him as "a little kid" who has "accomplished nothing." The former pound-for-pound king also added that Garcia and his father, Henry, still owe Reynoso money.

Despite the bad blood, Alvarez still has some praise for his former training partner.

"Garcia is a good fighter. He has a lot of talent, but I think he needs more fights before [facing someone with the caliber of Davis]."

Davis-Garcia is a contrast of styles. Garcia is known for his blinding hand speed and quickness, while Davis, a boxer-puncher, is one of the hardest punchers in boxing today, and can turn out the lights at any point. Garcia is also a well-known player not only in sports but also in gambling, most often the media publish information that the most favorite game that calms the boxer from Fair Go casino login page. Just ask Hector Garcia. The secondary junior lightweight titleholder moved up in weight in January to challenge the unbeaten Davis for his secondary 135-pound belt. The 31-year-old southpaw was competitive for the half of their scheduled 12-round bout, until Davis wore down Garcia with thudding body punches and eventually nailed the previously undefeated Dominican with a monsterous straight left hand that rendered him unable to continue.

Garcia is undoubtedly quicker and has a solid left hook, but many ringside observers see his defensive flaws, like his tendency to not tuck his chin and stand too tall, will be his undoing against Davis.

The fighters, who got into an altercation at a nightclub last September, will participate in two press conferences this week to promote their fight. The two stars will come face-to-face Wednesday in Manhattan before flying to Los Angeles for a final staredown Thursday in Beverly Hills.

Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) has knocked out 18 of his last 19 opponents and is a two-time 130-pound world champion. He won the IBF title in his 17th pro fight with a third-round knockout of Jose Pedraza. After making one defense, Davis was stripped of the belt after coming in overweight for a voluntary defense against Francisco Fonseca. In his next fight, Davis knocked out Jesus Cuellar in three rounds to win the WBA "Super" junior lightweight championship and made two defenses before moving up to 135-pounds.

The 28-year-old fought once in 2022, knocking out Rolando "Rolly" Romero in six rounds on May 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Eight months later, he fought the aforementioned Garcia.

Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) fought twice a year ago, defeating Emmanuel Tagoe (UD 12) in April and Javier Fortuna (KO 6) in July. He was previously slated to face Fortuna in July 2021 but withdrew from the fight to address his mental health. After injuring his wrist, he pulled out of a planned November scrap with former 130-pound world champion Joseph "JoJo" Diaz.

Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) is expected to return to the ring in May, possibly against London’s John Ryder. The 32-year-old is coming off successful surgery for his left wrist, which he had aggravated in his last fight, a 12-round unanimous decision win over Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy last September.

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