Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia Closing In On Deal For January Fight
A fight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia might be closer than fans think.
That’s according to a report from Sport’s Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, who reported that the two boxers have agreed to the “framework of a deal” for a catchweight at 136 pounds for January in Las Vegas.
The sole issue is pay-per-view distribution.
Davis’ handlers – Premier Boxing Champions’ Al Haymon, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe – want Showtime to be the sole distributor of the event. Meanwhile, Garcia’s handlers – Golden Boy Promotions CEO Eric Gomez and founder Oscar De La Hoya – want DAZN to be a co-distributor with Showtime.
Davis last fought in May where he dominated Rolando Romero at the Barclays Center.
Garcia is coming off of a July stoppage over Javier Fortuna.
Leading up to Garcia’s fight, he made it clear that he wanted Davis next. When FIGHT SPORTS asked why he was so “desperate” to fight “Tank,” he said that he’s not desperate, but just “hungry” to show why he’s better than him.
“Both sides continue to talk. It’s getting close,” said De La Hoya to Fight Hub TV. “It’s a Las Vegas fight.”