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Adrien Broner tips Tank Davis to defeat Ryan Garcia

Adrien Broner has given his assessment of how he sees a bout between Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 28-0 (26) and Ryan Garcia 23-0 (13) going down.

Davis and Garcia have been engaged in public negotiations since last year for their will-they-or-won’t-they fight.

The 136-pound catchweight bout now seems closer than ever will the final sticking point appearing to be the rematch clause that would come into effect in the event that Garcia loses. The first bout will take place on Showtime and be promoted by Davis’s promoter PBC. Golden Boy Promotions, who promote Garcia, want the potential rematch to take place on DAZN.

Showtime president Stephen Espinoza in confident the deal will get over the line.

“We sent a revised [contract] last week and haven’t heard anything. If it’s down to one issue, that’s phenomenal news,” Espinoza said to Chicken Tawk.

“We’re at the one yard line and there’s one open issue; that’s it. So I’m not going to have to talk about anything else in the universe about this fight, except that one issue. That’s great news.”

Cinncinatti’s Broner 34-4-1 (24), who will have his first fight in two years when he faces Michael Williams Jr 21-1 (13) at Gateway Center Arena in College Park, Georgia on February 25, gace his take on the fight.

“Tank’s not gonna fight Ryan how he fought Hector [Garcia], at all. He’s not gonna fight him that way. So you can’t really base your opinion off that fight. And Ryan’s not gonna fight the way he’s fought his previous fights against Tank,” Broner said in a recent interview with Fight Hub TV.

“I think it’s going to be very competitive in the beginning but as the fight unfolds, as the rounds go on, I think Tank is gonna close his distance and start touching on Ryan and get the job done.

“I’m close with both. I’m close with Ryan, but I’m more close with Tank, but I got love for both of ‘em. But I just think Tank got what it takes to beat ‘em all at that weight, honestly.

“Tank got the defence to where he ain’t got to let Ryan hit him. He’s really that talented to where he’s got that defence to where he don’t got to let Ryan hit him. And I just see Tank touching Ryan. And if anybody know, Ryan always gets hit with straight left hands — all the time. And if Tank land that left hand like that it might be goodnight, Irene.

“But Ryan’s a helluva fighter. He got the heart of a lion and he gonna keep fighting so Tank gonna have to put him out. But Ryan’s gonna keep scratching, Ryan gonna keep fighting for sure.

“These are two elite fighters at their prime. Of course it can go the 12 and there’s a big probability that it don’t go the 12. But I’m favouring Tank a lot in this fight.”