BREAKING!! – FIGHT ANNOUNCED – Gervonta Davis will take on Ryan Garcia at a 136lbs Catchweight on April 22nd in Las Vegas.
The superfight is ON!
Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia is set for April 22 in Las Vegas with the two undefeated rivals set to meet at a 136lbs catchweight… after Davis stopped Hector Garcia to defend his WBA lightweight title.
According to Michael Benson of talkSPORT, the pair have agreed to meet at a 136lbs catchweight on April 15 in Las Vegas in what will no doubt be one of the biggest pay-per-view events of the year.
A meeting between the two undefeated lightweight stand-outs has been on the cards for some time, with both men electing to take fights in the interim to prepare them for the superfight.
Ryan Garcia last fought in July, defeating Javier Fortuna by way of sixth-round knockout in California after returning from a more than year long hiatus with a win over Emmanuel Tagoe in April.
“No more talking, let’s get it on – April 15th,” Ryan Garcia tweeted out immediately after the fight.
Davis (28-0, 26KOs) acknowledged at well after the fight, though mentioning the month but not a specific date for their previously agreed upon showdown which will take reportedly place at a maximum weight of 136 pounds.
“God willing, I’m ready for the fight, it’s scheduled for April,” Davis told Showtime’s Jim Grey after Saturday’s win. “He’s been talking, he’s been training. Let’s see who’s really about that.”
As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, Davis and California’s Garcia (23-0, 19KOs) reached a deal in principle last November, though at the time with the agreement that both would take separate interim fights before leading to a head-on collision. Davis seized the opportunity after having to settle for a one-fight 2022 campaign.
Garcia opted to forgo a planned January 28th fight versus San Diego-based Filipino southpaw Mercito Gesta, preferring to head straight into the fight he wanted all along. It will mean a nine-month ring absence for the 24-year-old from Victorville, California.
His last fight came on July 16, scoring a sixth-round knockout of Javier Fortuna just three months after ending a 15-month hiatus with a twelve-round decision win over Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe last April 9 in San Antonio, Texas.
The unbeaten contender feels that he’s ready now for the blockbuster fight he has craved for more than a year—and prepared to seize the moment once that day arrives.
We are coming straight for Tank! 🥊🔥 I apologize to any that wanted to see me in Jan but this fight is everything let’s get. You guys seen me from the garage training and now to the biggest stage #April #2rounds
“Goodbye Tank,” insisted Garcia. “[It’s] over for you.”