Talks for a fight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia aren’t over yet.
The lightweight bout is still “in talks,” according to Garcia’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya. The two have been going back and forth on social media – with Garcia mainly initiating the tension – but an official fight has yet to be confirmed.
“We’re in talks. That’s all we can say,” said De La Hoya to Fight Hub TV.
“Is this fight going to happen? I believe so. This is a fight that both sides want. It’s the biggest fight in boxing today to have two young guys almost in their prime. I think Tank is in his prime. I think Ryan is just getting there or hasn’t even started.”
Back in July, ahead of Garcia’s fight against Javier Fortuna, Garcia was constantly telling media that he wants a fight with Davis after he defeats Fortuna.
Garcia told FIGHT SPORTS that he’s not “desperate” to fight Tank, but is “hungry” to show how much better he is.
Garcia defeated Fortuna by knockout.
Davis is coming off a dominant performance in May where he TKO’d Rolando Romero.
Davis and Garcia were reportedly in a recent confrontation at a nightclub. De La Hoya said that was what he was talking about when Garcia and Davis both said “Done” on social media.
“It wasn’t about the fight being done. I think both guys are going to go at it. It shows that they want to fight really bad, but do I think it’s going to happen? Absolutely.
“I just know that we’ve been talking for a long time, and I strongly feel it [Davis vs. Ryan] will happen. I personally want this fight to happen next for both guys. I feel the fight is very hot right now at its peak.
“I think both sides will be smart to pull the trigger now and make this fight happen sooner than later. It’s such a huge fight, such a mega-event, and so many details involved. There’s obviously the purse splits and everything,” De La Hoya added.
“There are so many details with networks, but there’s nothing holding back anyone. Both parties know how massive this fight is, and we’re going to do whatever it takes to make it happen.”