Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight: Rising superstars set to finally meet in Las Vegas this April
The first superfight of 2023 is officially signed. Ryan Garcia and Gervonta “Tank” Davis have agreed terms and will meet on April 22 in Las Vegas, although the venue has yet to be determined. The event will air on Showtime pay-per-view. Davis announced the fight officially on Friday.
A duel between the two young superstars has long been discussed, with both men calling for it, as well as frequently claiming that the other side is avoiding a clash. During this time, both men continued to see their stocks rise thanks to impressive performances.
After agreeing to the fight last November, Davis wanted to have one prep fight. He overcame that hurdle by knocking out Hector Luis Garcia on January 8th. Garcia opted to skip the setup, but when pictures of Garcia at the gym surfaced, Davis accused Garcia of doping in now-deleted tweets. “He’s never looked this big before,” Davis wrote. “He’s definitely on to something.”
Despite these accusations, the fight managed to be staged and is expected to generate a large revenue both at the gate and at the pay-per-view.
Garcia hasn’t fought since July 2022 when he knocked out Javier Fortuna. He has a professional record of 23-0 with 19 knockout wins.
Davis is one of the most brutal punchers in boxing with 26 knockout wins and a perfect score of 28-0. He has been successful in the featherweight, lightweight, and ultra-lightweight divisions despite being only 5ft 5in tall. Garcia will have a five-inch height and three-inch reach advantage over Garcia.