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Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis showdown will have a rehydration clause in the contract

During their Wednesday afternoon news conference, Ryan Garcia disclosed that his contract includes a rehydration clause for his fight with Gervonta Davis.

Garcia told after the fight that he couldn't carry more than 146 pounds—10 pounds over their agreed-upon catch weight of 136—when he faced Davis on April 22 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After weighing in at the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds before his previous fight, the 5-foot-10 Garcia decided to come back down to near the lightweight limit of 135 pounds to meet Davis.

Garcia doesn't think the weight limit will hurt him on fight night, despite the fact that he mentioned it as a concession during their press conference at the Palladium Times Square.

“I don’t think it’s gonna be a problem,” Garcia told a small group of reporters, “because I don’t like to gain that much weight anyways after the weigh-ins. I pretty much walk around in the ring at 148, so 146 won’t be too much different.”

Davis (28-0, 26 KOs), a boxer from Baltimore, has also competed at the junior lightweight limit of 140 pounds. However, all three of the 5-foot-6 Davis' prior fights have taken place in the lightweight category, and Davis' managers were able to persuade Garcia to lose weight while discussing the specifics of their contracts for this Showtime Pay-Per-View main event.

“No concern whatsoever,” De La Hoya said. “Both fighters are professionals. Both fighters have been waiting for this fight for a long time, and so the fact that they’ve already been training, the weight is down on Ryan Garcia, on Tank Davis. They’re professionals, so there’s no issue whatsoever. It’s sometimes standard to have some kind of clause like that in the contract, but we strongly feel that both fighters will have no issue whatsoever.”

Davis, 28, and Garcia, 24, will participate in another press conference Thursday at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. It will be streamed live on Showtime Sports’ YouTube channel (4 p.m. ET; 1 p.m. PT).


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