In a fight that would have made the winner the ‘face of boxing,’ Garcia suffered a seventh-round stoppage after failing to beat the count following a body shot. In the aftermath, several suggestions were put forward that may have hindered Garcia. The rehydration clause that was set at 10 pounds may have had an impact as Garcia would then move up to junior welterweight. In addition, the departure of Joe Goossen was accompanied by the arrival of Derrick James, a new trainer, which has given Garcia a new foundation to build on. And now Garcia has called out Davis for a rematch.
Let’s run it back https://t.co/e7pCEvGUgF
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) October 19, 2023
Oscar De La Hoya backed up those comments by calling for the bout to happen at 140 pounds. However, the chances of a bout materialising at junior welterweight are slim. Davis has shown a willingness to impose rehydration clauses against bigger fighters, something which would have to be navigated. But provided that any such hurdle is overcome then another mega fight could be on the cards. And by the looks of it, De La Hoya was intent on seeing the fight.
“It’s possible at 140,” De La Hoya
Social Media Response
I’d pay to see it!
— Nathan Allen Pirtle (@Nathanapirtle) October 20, 2023
— Capo (@OnPointAGz) October 19, 2023
Win a few fights & then come back the rematch.✨
— ✨ (@ImAceOne) October 19, 2023