Last night, Garcia and Davis finally fought in a super-fight everyone had looked forward to. Before the fight, “Tank” was the favourite to win, and he did just that when he knocked out the 24-year-old with a TKO in the seventh round. After their fight, Ryan Garcia was asked what the 10 lb.
Rehydration rule meant. After cutting weight, the government said both fighters had to weigh 136 pounds and couldn’t gain more than 10 pounds until the fight. Garcia moved up to the super-lightweight division last year but decided to step down to 136 lbs for the fight against Davis. With an additional rehydration clause, he was definitely on the back foot.
Speaking About The Same During The post-fight press conference, Garcia said:
“I mean, If I’m honest…I didn’t feel too good, I mean I felt a little weak, you know, going into the ring, my legs didn’t feel too much under me but once the fight got going, you know, it kinda all came together so, I can’t really pin that too much. You know what I mean? It is what it is, I signed the contract and that’s that”
Ryan Garcia insists Luke Campbell’s knockdown hurt him more than Gervonta Davis’ power…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 23, 2023
Boxing Rehydration Clause: Why Did Gervonta Davis Want A Rehydration Clause For Ryan Garcia To Fight?
Before the fight, everyone discussed the rehydration rule for Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia. Even though “Tank” got a lot of flak for putting up so many rules, he was sure he wanted the fight to be “fair.” He said that Ryan Garcia already had a lot of benefits because he was the bigger fighter, and the rehydration clause was needed to make the fight fair. Before the fight, he talked about the same thing on the All The Smoke show, where he said:
“I mean, it’s just making sure everything’s fair. You know what I mean? I know that he’s a bigger fighter. He already has the advantage off the height, the size, the arm length, like everything, he has the most advantage. So, I’m just making it a little fair. You know what I mean? Just everybody stay the same. And, I mean, it ain’t like he gotta go [to a second weigh-in] and I don’t have to go. We both have to go. You know what I mean?”