The brains behind the Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis fight seem confident that it can be a record-breaker.
Despite contracts not having final sign off just yet, all signs point to the two young superstars facing off on April 15 in Las Vegas. Although plenty can happen in the sport of boxing between now and then, there’s a general optimism around this one.
With two undefeated records and plenty of knockouts between them, the fight presents a level of intrigue often lacking in main event scraps. Davis is coming off the back of a stoppage win over Hector Luis Garcia, and will meet Garcia – who hasn’t been in the ring since his KO over Javier Fortuna in July – at a 136lb catchweight.
Although the location is known to be Vegas, the co-promotion has been quiet on which desert venue it could land at. Now, Boxing Scene reports that they are considering the biggest on offer.
The Allegiant Stadium is home to the Las Vegas Raiders, and could fit 70,000 fight fans if chosen. With this news coming alongside talks of huge pay-per-view projections, it’s safe to say that those behind the scenes believe this fight could be one of the biggest we’ve seen in some time.
The other options are the T-Mobile Arena (22,000) and MGM Grand Garden Arena (17,000).
PBC and Golden Boy are the two promotional companies working together, with broadcasters Showtime and DAZN also set to share box office duties.
Of course, all of this is just speculation until pen is put to paper and the fight is finalised.