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Hector Luis Garcia wants Ryan Garcia after Tank Davis fight

Hector Luis Garcia

Hector Luis Garcia 16-0 (10) is already naming names of future opponents ahead of his challenger to WBA ‘regular’ lightweight titleholder Gevonta ‘Tank’ Davis 27-0 (25) at the Capitol One Arena in Washington DC on January 7.

The undefeated 31-year-old Dominican southpaw was last in action in August when he claimed the WBC super featherweight title from Roger Gutierrez 26-4-1 (20) by unanimous decision.

Defeating Baltimore’s Davis will be now easy task. The 28-year-old southpaw has been dominant throughout his career and almost always finds a way to close the show inside the distance, with over 92% of his victories coming by way of knockout.

That doesn’t seem to bother Garcia, who says he is coming in hot for this fight.

Davis is expected to face Ryan Garcia 23-0 (19) next if he wins the fight, but Hector Luis Garcia is confident he can throw a spanner in the works and pick up that bout himself.

“I’m very happy to be here in this position,” said Garcia, who goes by the nickname ‘El Androide’. “I’ve worked extremely hard to make this my year. I’m going to make this a great show for the boxing fans and the Dominican Republic. My team is going to have me ready for this fight on January 7.

“I’m not fazed by anything people say. I know who I am and I know what to do. My preparation has been so good that I’m going to be ready to give 100%.

“I know that I have the height advantage, but I can adapt myself to the rhythm of my opponent. I know that I’m facing one of the best fighters out there, but I’m fully confident I have what it takes to win.

“I’m taking my normal approach to this fight. I’m a great fighter too and I have Olympic experience. We have no reason to change our preparation for this fight.

“If I beat ‘Tank’ on January 7, I’d be happy to go after a fight against Ryan Garcia. I don’t think he’s on the same level as me and Gervonta.

“I feel at home here. I’m sure that I’m going to get a lot of support for myself. Most importantly I’ll have my family here having my back.

“We’re coming to make this a battle. Whether it’s toe-to-toe or he wants to move and box, me and my trainer are ready. We trust each other and that goes a long way in fights like these.

“I want to make my name in this sport and make it last a lot longer after I’m around. I’m taking it one fight at a time, but I have big goals that I’m looking to reach.”