Tim Tszyu – “While my head is saying it will be a Tank win, my heart is saying Garcia. And I really do believe this fight could go either way.
“If Ryan is able to stay on distance, move a little bit when Tank attacks, I feel like he’ll be able to pick up rounds, eventually win a decision.
“But I also see Tank being able to pull the trigger, too.
“He’s a slow starter, can take time to read opponents and isn’t consistent in rounds, fighting in spurts.
“But it’s also in those spurts he can get the job done.
“And if Tank finds that opening, yeah, game over.
“If he wins it will be by knockout.”
On getting to know each other in LA gym.
“Ryan’s knowledge of boxing history, that really surprised me. He’s a real student of the game. Really knows his fights.”
“For example, you wouldn’t think someone that age would know a lot about my father.
“But he knew everything, man. It really surprised me.”
“I remember we were talking about the left hook. That’s his favourite punch and Ryan was talking about (throwing it) like a whip. You don’t have to hit it hard, just touch them on the side of the temple.”
“They were just chats that only boxing people would really understand, I guess. But he really is just a good bloke.”
On Garcia being the outsider with bookmakers:
“That’s based on the way both careers have so far gone.
“Tank has the better resume. Has fought better opponents.
“He has more experience, more high calibre fights, but stylistically this fight really could go either way.”