Even though Ryan Garcia looked better than ever with a sixth-round KO of Javier Fortuna on Saturday in Los Angeles,
it feels like we're moving farther away from a super fight against Gervonta Davis.
The impressive performance -- knockdowns in Rounds 4, 5 and 6 -- was Garcia's second consecutive fight at 140 pounds after he campaigned at 135, where Davis still resides.
"Tank" Davis did compete at junior welterweight once, a June 2021 TKO of Mario Barrios,
but the weight disparity feels like yet another wrench in the spokes of any efforts to consummate a Garcia-Davis deal.
"I'm never going back down to 135, I'm going to stay at 140, I'm going to fight 'Tank' Davis if he wants it at 140," Garcia, 23, said.
"And if he doesn't, then I'll go fight some 140-pounder. But he's going to want to do it ... there's going to be riots if he don't want to do it.
"I know that I'm committed to it and I told everybody that that's where my heart's positioned and I'm not going to waver for nobody."
But five minutes later Chelsea goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli was not expecting the backpass from teammate Reece James, and it went past him to make it 1-1.
American Christian Pulisic later had a clear look on a wide open header that missed the target, but Mount made up for it with his stunning strike.