The build-up to the Ryan Garcia-Javier Fortuna fight was mostly respectable. Here’s what both fighters had to say before the fight.
“I grew up [in Southern California], I’ve seen games here, it’s Kobe’s house. I identify with him and the Mamba Mentality, and am grateful to be able to fight at the Crypto.com Arena. I’ve seen every style here and now I’m fighting here. It’s a dream come true
“There were a few things that were out of our control that kept me from staying active. I feel like things are better now, there are more fights in my future. suffered no damage. I feel good, I am healthy and ready to go.
“I think of all the possibilities of making fights in boxing. Both parties can come to an agreement, they must be fair to each other and to the fights. Don’t be greedy, be firm, be fair and let’s look at the data.
“This game is about adjustments, you can’t bet on the same thing every day. What matters most is that you do your best with the hand that is dealt to you at that moment. .
“It doesn’t matter if you’re not 100%. We’re at the point where it doesn’t even matter anymore. I’m to the point that it wouldn’t matter if I’m 65%, I’m destroying Fortuna. He can’t beat me. I am levels above him.
“I want Tank Davis next is what I said. I know Tank is a great fighter and so am I. Whoever wins this fight is the next face of boxing.
“I feel very good to be here, very honored and happy to be able to advance my career. I feel in good physical condition and I promise to give a very good fight to the fans.
“Ryan is a little fighter. He doesn’t have the ability and doesn’t have the talent to beat me. I hope he is ready.
“Ryan’s speed doesn’t faze me. I know how to take that away from him. I have the experience to do it. You will see during fight night. You will see my power. I can’t wait to beat him at home.
“Ryan is a good fighter, but hopefully this time around he has no excuse not to fight me. I see he’s very focused on another fight instead of the fight that he’s got. he has this Saturday. And we hope that after beating him on Saturday, he will have no more excuses.
“When you enter the ring, you risk your life. I risk my life, I sacrifice myself for my children and I promise to give it everything I have. I am focused on what I can do to win.