Ryan Garcia eyeing up Gervonta Davis fight after knockout win over Javier Fortuna

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Ryan Garcia put on a dominant display in Los Angeles on Saturday night to extend his unbeaten record to 23 fights.

The 23-year-old Mexican-American fighter knocked down opponent Javier Fortuna in both the fourth and fifth round before stopping him early in the sixth.

Much of Garcia's success came with his left hook, which proved a weapon too deadly for Fortuna to handle. A left hook to the body - similar to the shot which helped Garcia knock out Britain's Luke Campbell last year - dropped the Dominican in the fourth round. Garcia followed up and dropped Fortuna once again before bringing the left hook upstairs in the sixth to seal the knockout.

"I was crisp. I was sharp," Garcia said. "I know how good a fighter I am. I just had to put it all together and you saw it come together today." After being inactive for 15 months, Garcia has now won twice in the space of three months, and he's now eyeing up another fight in 2022 already. Garcia wants to finally make the blockbuster fight between himself and fellow unbeaten fighter Gervonta Davis. Davis boasts a 27-0 record after beating Rolando Romero in June, and currently holds the WBA lightweight belt.

With both a belt and their unbeaten records on the line, Garcia vs Tank would be a blockbuster fight in the lightweight division, and they both seem keen to make it happen. "If he wants it, let's get it," Garcia told DAZN. "That's going to give me the respect I deserve." Meanwhile, Davis seemed happy to join in and tweeted "See y'all the end of the year," after Garcia's win.

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