Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Ryan Garcia have both taken to social media to claim that a deal has been agreed upon for an all-American blockbuster in Las Vegas next year.
The two fighters have been trading verbals over social media for quite some time and whenever they crossed paths in person, they would also end up in a confrontation. A few weeks back, both fighters stated that they have reportedly struck up a deal to collide in Las Vegas at a 136lb catch weight.
However, today saw both fighters take to social media with their own poster designs claiming the fight is agreed. But Davis’s post confirms that he will be fighting on January 7th against an unconfirmed opponent, but Garcia will be next:
I’ll be back in the ring Jan 7 stay tuned for more details! After that it’s me and Ryan! DONE DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! TELL EM GET THE BRINKS TRUCK READY MF!!!!!!!! #TheONE
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Garcia’s post saw him express how much he wants this fight and that he is ‘pumped’ that the deal has been agreed:
I’m so pumped this fight is finally in place — I want it more than anything right now. I’ve put in the work, I’m at the prime of my career, and I know I’m going to be the biggest boxer in the world. That legacy starts today.
I’m so pumped this fight is finally in place — I want it more than anything right now. I’ve put in the work, I’m at the prime of my career, and I know I’m going to be the biggest boxer in the world. That legacy starts today🥊 pic.twitter.com/6Hv5y3hwMY
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) November 17, 2022
Garcia then goes on to say that it’s not only him that needs the fight, but boxing also needs it:
Boxing NEEDS this fight right now. It’s time for us to get back to what made this sport so great for the fans: Glamorous fights in places like Las Vegas, grudge match storylines, and most importantly — the best fighting the best.
Respected boxing journalist Mike Coppinger has also confirmed the 136lb catch weight is agreed, and that Showtime and DAZN have agreed a deal to broadcast the bout as a joint pay-per-view.
Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis have announced they will meet in a superfight in Las Vegas next year. Sources tell ESPN the 136-pound catchweight bout is slated for April, and that Showtime and DAZN will jointly deliver the PPV. Massive win for boxing #GervontaGarcia
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) November 17, 2022
Davis holds the WBA ‘Regular’ lightweight title, and he defended it against Rolly Romero with a vicious sixth-round knockout back in May. Garcia was in attendance for that bout and would lose a $20,000 bet with unified welterweight champion Errol Spence, as Garcia backed Romero to win.
Garcia put on a stunning performance last time out, as he dropped former world champion Javier Fortuna three times on his way to a sixth-round stoppage victory. Garcia stated he was going to move to super lightweight after the Fortuna victory, but it looks like a catchweight bout with Davis is on the cards.
This rivalry has been brewing for quite some time, and it would be a huge fight in world boxing to see these two young American titans collide next year.