“They put everything on the line.” Roach on his favorite fighter, Davis-Garcia and Benavidez-Plant fights


The famous American coach Freddie Roach gave a small
interview for a local news vlog.

A popular mentor commented on the future fights of American fighters: the fight between the WBA World lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg) Gervonta Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) and Rayon Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs), as well as the fight between ex-champions second middleweight David Benavidez – Caleb Plant.

In addition, Roach named his favorite fighter to date and picked the favorite in a possible Terence Crawford-Errol Spence fight.

What do you think about the fight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia?

The tank is fighting a good opponent. When two such fighters meet, it is always a competition. I take my hat off to them. You know, they shouldn’t take this fight, they could probably go the other way, but they put everything on the line. I’m all for the puncher. If one keeps running away, I don’t want to watch a fighter chase an opponent for 12 rounds.

– You go to see the fight.

I want a fight, yes. I want to see a good fight. When two fighters hit each other, I’m always happy.

Mike Tyson named the favorite in the fight Gervont Davis – Ryan Garcia

Which fighter do you tend to win in this fight?

– Difficult fight. I know they’re both good, but I haven’t seen much of them on TV. But I will watch this fight.

You need to see him, right?

– Oh yeah. This is one of those fights that you can’t miss. It will be very interesting to watch.

“Another big fight is Benavidez vs. Plant.

– Yes, one more. Caleb Plant seems to have…

“…have some serious skills.

– Yes. He might have a slight advantage, but nothing can be taken away from these guys, because they go out to fight no matter what. Win or lose, they both move forward.

Experienced Hopkins already knows who will win in the battle between Benavidez and Plant

– And finally, who is your favorite fighter right now?

— Terence Crawford. I like Terence Crawford.

– Why?

“Because he listens to his corner, goes out and does the work. He does his things. He controls the fight. When he enters a fight, he controls the ring, switches to southpaw, changes stances, calculates what is best for his opponent, and gets the job done.

– Can you say that you see him as the favorite in the fight with Spence?

– Yes.