I was knocked out by Gervonta Davis, but the fighter I knocked out in 98 seconds hit harder, his punches were like stones.

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I was knocked out by Gervonta Davis, but the fighter I knocked out in 98 seconds hit harder, his punches were like stones.


Ryan Garcia has told talkSPORT.com that Gervonta Davis is not the hardest-hitting boxer he has faced.

The 25-year-old is set to challenge Devin Haney on Saturday night, live on talkSPORT, in what will be the second PPV fight of his career.

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Davis stopped Garcia, but Garcia insists he didn’t hit that hardCredit: Getty

The first, of course, came against Davis, better known as Tank, last year.

Both men put their unbeaten records on the line, with Tank coming out on top.

The famous power puncher floored Garcia with a stiff right hand in the second round, then stopped him with a body shot in the seventh round.

However, despite this result, “KingRy” insists that he has faced other opponents more powerful than Tank.

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Asked who hit him the hardest, Garcia told talkSPORT.com: “It’s probably Romero Duno.

“Even though I knocked him out in a minute, when he hit my back it felt like I was being hit by a rock.

“And then Oscar Duarte, he hit hard.

“He had hands of stone, it hurt.

Garcia knocked out Duno in just 98 seconds, but still felt his power

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Garcia knocked out Duno in just 98 seconds, but still felt his powerCredit: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy
Duarte lasted until the eighth round, then Garcia knocked him out of there

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Duarte lasted until the eighth round, then Garcia knocked him out of thereCredit: Getty

“So those are the two hardest hitters I can remember.”

Discussing how most people would have assumed his response would have been Davis, Garcia said: “The people who are criticizing that comment have never boxed a day in their life, they don’t know anything.

“You don’t even need a lot of pressure to knock someone out. You need 6 pounds of pressure.

“The only difference is if you don’t see the shot coming, that’s when you fall down or get hurt or whatever.

“He’s good at hiding his punches, but when I saw them, they didn’t hurt at all.”

Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia will be live on talkSPORT starting at 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

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