Oscar De La Hoya is aware that a rematch between Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis is unlikely to take place soon.
But Garcia's promoter predicted that if Davis and Garcia ever square off again, the second fight would generate significantly more revenue for pay-per-view than the first fight did. "The Golden Boy," who predicted that their fight on April 22 would generate 2 million buys in the US, predicted that a Davis-Garcia sequel would bring in 4 million buys.
Only two pay-per-view events in boxing history – Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao (4.6 million) and Mayweather-Conor McGregor (4.3 million) – have eclipsed 4 million buys domestically. The Showtime Pay-Per-View card headlined by Davis’ seventh-round knockout of Garcia generated approximately 1.2 million buys, more than any Showtime Pay-Per-View production since Mayweather-McGregor in August 2017.
Davis-Garcia also accounted for $22.8 million in ticket sales, the fifth-highest total in Nevada boxing history.
In the upcoming weeks, De La Hoya intends to personally consult with Garcia to discuss the 24-year-old fighter's anticipated August return to the ring.
In his post-fight presser, Garcia announced that he would fight again at the 140-pound limit. For his high-profile matchup with Davis, the Victorville, California native dropped from 140 pounds to a contracted catch weight of 136 pounds. Davis dropped Garcia twice and finished him off with a body shot in the seventh round.
Although Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs) suffered his first professional loss, his promoter anticipates that after competing with Davis (29-0, 27 KOs), Garcia will be a bigger star than ever.