The highly anticipated fight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia is set to take place on April 22, 2023, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout is expected to be one of the most profitable pay-per-view events in the United States during the first half of 2023, and industry insiders predict that it has the potential to surpass the numbers generated by the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather fight in May 2007.
De La Hoya, whose company promotes Ryan Garcia, has compared the upcoming fight to his own bout against Mayweather, which generated approximately $136 million in revenue from 2.45 million pay-per-view buys and over $19 million in ticket sales. He predicts that Davis-Garcia could break those records and generate over 2.4 million pay-per-view buys.
Some have called De La Hoya’s prediction “crazy,” but he argues that Davis and Garcia are among the best fighters in the sport, with both holding world titles and boasting significant followings on social media. He believes that the fight between the two young stars is the perfect storm for a record-breaking pay-per-view event.
Mayweather’s victory over De La Hoya propelled him to superstardom, and he went on to become the highest-paid boxer in history, thanks in part to his fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. De La Hoya, a six-division champion and 1992 Olympic gold medalist, was the biggest non-heavyweight pay-per-view star before Mayweather came along.
The Davis-Garcia fight has generated significant buzz among boxing fans and is seen as a major event in the sport. With both fighters in their prime and boasting impressive records, the bout promises to be a thrilling showdown that could go down in history as one of the sport’s most memorable moments.
As the fight approaches, anticipation is building among boxing fans around the world. Only time will tell whether Davis-Garcia can live up to the hype and break the records set by De La Hoya and Mayweather in 2007. Regardless of the outcome, the fight promises to be a major moment in the sport’s history and a must-watch event for boxing fans everywhere.