RYAN GARCIA called out Gervonta Davis for a blockbuster bout – and promised to ‘put him to sleep’.
And he even claimed his rival’s stunning KO of Leo Santa Cruz did not scare him at all.
Floyd Mayweather’s prodigy Davis, 25, landed the brutal left uppercut in the sixth round of Saturday night’s bout to reclaim the WBA super-middleweight belt and move to 24-0.
But fellow American Garcia, 22, reckons seeing the stoppage had no effect on him whatsoever.
He said: “It didn’t even make my pulse go up.”
Instead, Garcia insists he has every confidence of going toe to toe with Tank – and coming out on top.
He told TMZ: “Don’t run away from the specialness. I can hit like that too. I can hit like that too.
“I’m extremely confident I’d beat that boy down. He’s just a big bully.
“We all know we can both knock people out. We all know we can put people to sleep that don’t belong in the ring with us.
“But, one day we got to step up and go against someone who can also get slept. And, that’s what I’m trying to do.
“I’m trying to get in there and give fans a fight they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.”
The 20-0 Garcia faces Luke Campbell on December 5 in California for the WBC interim lightweight title.
But many boxing fans expect a mammoth showdown between The Flash and Davis to take place before too long.