By Vince Writer: Fight fans have spent 2022 impatiently waiting for the marquee match to end, and on November 17th, fans got some exciting news as Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia both confirmed that the in 2023 they will face each other in a square circle.
Both boxers are undefeated, both are at the top of their careers, and both men are ready for this event to finally happen. Over the past few months, Davis and Garcia have vented their frustrations through social media about the roadblocks they’ve faced in trying to get this campaign signed, closed, and delivered.
The two boxing stars have made it clear that they want to fight each other, but the commercial aspects of the fight have fallen in the right places. Apparently, everything is in order now, and the main fight, which has a definite location in Las Vegas, Nevada, is set in 2023 at a catch weight of 136 kilograms.
In January 2021, ESPN approved an increase in weight division as they billed Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, and Teofimo Lopez as the new “Four Kings.”
A week later, while making a guest appearance on Mike Tyson’s ‘Hotboxin’ video, Ryan Garcia began face-to-face contact with Tank Davis via video chat.
The two boxing stars will continue to have each other’s success in the ring, and occasionally exchange shots with each other through social media. The social media exchange has intensified the rivalry, and that has increased demand for a Davis vs. Garcia matchup.
The fans were very happy in August 2022 when the promoter of Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya did an interview, and he said that the two sides are talking. A day later, De La Hoya flipped the script when asked to provide an update on the conversation, and said no one from Tank’s side answered his phone.
In September and October, there were false reports that Davis and Garcia had agreed to a deal. After gathering false reports, fight fans put up with the complexities of the boxing business as it began to look like the fight was not going to happen any time soon.
Fortunately, Davis and Garcia remained steadfast in their desire to face each other in the ring, and as a result, their representatives continued to negotiate until they were able to reach an agreement.
Before entering the ring with his main opponent, Baltimore native Gervonta Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) also confirmed that he will start working on January 7 in Washington, DC Davis gave the date and place , but he said. Stay with us to hear the details regarding his real opponent.
As for Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs), he did not give any sign of stepping into the ring before his showdown with Davis. He was very happy and satisfied with what was in front of him.
“I’m really excited for this fight to finally be there – I love it more than anything right now. I’ve put in the work; I’m in the prime of my career, and I know I’m going to be the greatest boxer in the world. This legacy is starting today.”
One of the main issues that were discussed during the discussion was related to the delivery of the event. The Gervonta Davis fight is televised exclusively on Showtime, while Ryan Garcia’s Golden Boy promotion has a commercial deal with DAZN.
The two parties were able to compromise as the Davis-Garcia pay-per-view will be produced and distributed by Showtime, and DAZN will also offer pay-per-view through their streaming service.