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De La Hoya hopeful that Tank-Garcia would generate 2.5 million PPV buys


The CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, is encouraging Gervonta "Tank" Davis vs. Ryan Garcia to generate significant pay-per-view revenue.


To make the Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) fight happen, De La Hoya, who represents Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs), teamed together with Premier Boxing Champions, Showtime, and DAZN.


“We’re all working together to blow this one out of the water,” De La Hoya said on The MMA Hour. “We want to make sure that this event here, because it’s such a special fight, we want to make sure that this fight does 2, 2.5, 3 million homes. This is that type of event. Realistically, [it does] close to 2.5."


The intended date is April 15, most likely at a location in Las Vegas. Earlier this month, Davis defeated the unbeaten Hector Luis Garcia in the ring. Garcia was willing to accept an interim bout, but he has changed his mind and wants to face Davis right away. De La Hoya is in possession of a contract and anticipates that it will be signed.


“It’s real,” De La Hoya said. “I can assure you it’s going to happen April 15. A hundred percent. It’s a matter of just crossing the ts, dotting the is. We have the contract in our hands. It’s a very complex, very complicated contract, these big fights take a big deal of patience and negotiations.


“But it’s actually been a pleasure to work with the other side, with PBC. Making this fight, they understand that this is the biggest fight in boxing to make. This is a fight where you have two undefeated fighters, you have two fighters who are in their prime. You have two fighters who are the best at what they do, so yeah, this is the biggest fight that boxing can have. So I’m excited about it.


“You have DAZN, you have Showtime. You know Showtime always does a great job in putting these types of events together. But when you’re collaborating with a DAZN in this instance, you have to share territories, the split of revenues, it’s very complex, but we were able to put it together.”

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