Ryan Garcia Wants Israel Adesanya Sitting Ringside for Gervonta Davis Fight
Ryan Garcia is a fan of “The Last Stylebender” – Israel Adesanya finally got redemption over his longtime rival Alex Pereira when he knocked him out at UFC 287, and Ryan Garcia thinks a showing at his bout against Gervonta Davis would be a perfect stop on Izzy’s revenge tour.
“If [Israel Adesanya] wants to come watch … I’ll try to find [ringside tickets] for him!” – Ryan Garcia
Inside Fighting’s Andrew Capucetti was on the scenes for an open workout hosted by Ryan Garcia – where the boxing superstar talked about Adesanya’s big win, as well as his upcoming megafight against Gervonta Davis.
“[It] a special moment,” Garcia stated when asked about Adesanya vs. Pereira 2. “[Adesanya] got beat three times, and he finally got it done. So, kudos to him.” The boxing superstar tweeted his congratulations for Adesanya moments after the massive KO.
That was so awesome!!! That was so awesome!!!! Honestly that was a beautiful moment great job to israel!!! #ufc
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) April 9, 2023
A lot of fans were speculating about a potential trilogy bout in the UFC between Adesanya and Pereira, which is something Garcia expects to see. “I know [Adesanya] as a warrior and as a champion, he’ll end up wanting to fight [Pereira again,” Ryan stated. “Deep down in his heart, [Adesanya’s] going to be like, ‘nah, I’ve got to get one more victory over [Pereira]!'”
Garcia made his statements before Pereira announced on his YouTube channel his intentions to move up to light heavyweight – so the rematch with Adesanya doesn’t look like something that will happen on the immediate horizon. Still, Garcia believes that it’s an inevitability.
“If [Adesanya] is truly the warrior he says he is, I feel like, sooner or later, he’s going to say to himself, ‘nah, I’ve got to get another one,'” Garcia explained. “If a man beat me three times, and I only get one … as time goes by, it’s going to be eating me inside.”
Regardless of whether or not the trilogy bout happens, Ryan Garcia is a fan of Israel Adesanya. “I love his warrior mindset, I love what he represents,” Garcia stated. “He tries to represent hope, as a human … I really respect that type of person.”
Ryan Garcia is taking on Gervonta “Tank” Davis on April 22nd from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be available on DAZN PPV.