Deontay Wilder has weighed in with a prediction for the hotly anticipated clash between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia.
After a long, drawn out negotiation process, the pair finally look set to get in the ring and put to bed months of back and forth squabbling and social media callouts.
Although an official date and venue is yet to be confirmed, it is believed the all American mega fight will take place on April 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In an interview with ES News, the former heavyweight champion wished both men well, but explained that, for his money, Davis looks the more “ready” fighter. It’s perhaps no surprise that he’s backing his PBC stablemate.
“I like the fight, but I’m going with ‘Tank’ for that one. I think he’s focused more and is ready for that particular fight.”
“But I don’t know Ryan like that. I’m not judging him, or saying that he’s not ready. He could be entertaining the people, but behind closed doors he’s been waiting for this his whole life – you just never know.”
“We’re going to find out when they come together, and that’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter what I say, you say or anybody says, at the end of the day it’s about what the result says. So best of luck to both guys.”
Wilder knows the big stage well, having faced Tyson Fury three times in a trilogy considered a modern-great. Garcia-Davis, given the excitement surrounding both men, will be as hyped if not more than a heavyweight title scrap.
There was concern that proceedings had stalled last month, after Garcia’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya claimed they had not yet received a contract and issued an ultimatum to ‘Tank’s team.
However, these grievances appear to have been settled and a final announcement for one of the biggest fights in the sport is expected in the coming weeks.