After beating a tough Hector Luis Garcia Tank has set his sights on what could be the biggest boxing fight in 2023. But Gervonta Davis revealed early Sunday morning that the deal for his pay-per-view match against Ryan Garcia is still being worked out.
During a post-fight press conference at Capital One Arena, the undefeated knockout artist admitted that Garcia hasn't agreed to all terms for a 12-round, 136-pound fight that is expected to take place this spring. Davis, 28, and Garcia, 24, announced on their social media platforms on November 17 that "the deal is done" for them to fight in Las Vegas in 2023.
“If it’s up to me, Ryan’s definitely next,” Davis said. “We somewhat got everything, you know what I mean, going in the right direction. So, we just waiting for Ryan to accept on his side, and let’s get the job done.”
Davis' revelation was somewhat surprising, given that both boxers have previously stated that the only thing that could have prevented them from fighting next was Hector Luis Garcia defeating Davis in their Showtime Pay-Per-View main event on Saturday night. Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) of Baltimore stopped Garcia (16-1, 10 KOs, 3 NC) when a disoriented Garcia refused to leave his corner at the start of the ninth round.
When asked specifically what was left to negotiate with Ryan Garcia's team during the press conference, Davis replied, "He agreed with everything," which contradicted his previous statement.
Nonetheless, Davis did not appear to believe that whatever is left to settle on Garcia's side will prevent their long-delayed fight from taking place.
The fight between Davis and Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs), who sold out another arena on Saturday night in his victory against Luis Garcia, is considered one of the most marketable boxing matches because they feature two of the sport's most popular stars.