• Ryan Garcia is pushing for a fight against Gervonta Davis, but WBC may order a fight with Devin Haney
  • Garcia is confident of chances against Davis
  • Critics feel Garcia campaigning for a bout versus Davis is too early

Interim WBC lightweight champion Ryan Garcia is understandably at a different level right now and feels he can take on anyone in the ring.

But one opponent he wants is WBA super featherweight and lightweight champion Gervonta Davis.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, the 22-year-old sent the “Tank” a message to put some pressure on the 26-year-old pugilist.

"If you do not take this next fight from me, you will not be remembered. Your legacy will forever be tainted if you do not accept this fight," Garcia said. "It's the most important fight to boxing right now."

Garcia is dead-serious about wanting Davis next despite the WBC hinting that they will call for a mandatory fight between “KingRy” and Devin Haney next. This appears to be the way to go with Eddie Hearn, calling the 22-year-old boxer’s win the final eliminatory for a unification bout to be made.

“Great fight,” Hearn, who promotes both Campbell and Haney, said. “You just boxed a final eliminator to fight him… [WBC title] fight will now be ordered.”

Also, critics feel that it may be too early for Garcia to take on Davis. But with his emphatic win over Luke Campbell last weekend at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, “KingRy” can't help but feel confident.

He says he has no time for celebrations and is focusing on his mission–that of which is to face Davis and knock him out in two rounds.

"I don't have time for celebrations. I'm on one mission. I'm on a mission to knock out Gervonta Davis in two rounds...This man will go down. Two rounds--that's a promise," Garcia declare.

Regardless of that miraculous comeback after suffering the first knockdown of his career against Campbell in the fifth round, Garcia may need to calm down and control himself.

It was a rare feat to see him get up and then win the fight via TKO in the seventh round. But there is no denying that Davis is not an opponent one would want to mess with.

In his last fight, Davis knocked Leo Santa Cruz out with one sensational punch. Garcia should acknowledge that he has a tall order in front of him.

Also, Garcia may want to heed the warning by former sparring partner Stephen McKenna. The former amateur standout felt that had he been against another boxer when he got knocked down last Saturday, he would have suffered the first loss of his budding boxing career.

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Oscar De La Hoya celebrates victory with his fighter Ryan Garcia Bad Left Hook