After months of will-they-won’t-they, Gervonta Davis’ fight against Ryan Garcia was recently announced for April 22nd in Las Vegas, and now the venue has also been confirmed.
The catchweight bout is seen as an invigorating fight for the sport, and fans are hopeful that the match-up and co-operation of two of boxing’s biggest names will act as a catalyst for big fights in the future.
With two undefeated records on the line, with two of the biggest pay-per-view draws involved, huge viewing figures are expected and there will be plenty of fans clamouring for tickets.
There were rumours that the fight could head to the Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, becoming the first boxing card to take place at the 70,000-capacity stadium, but that has been ruled out.
Instead, Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime have announced that the fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, which can hold up to 22,000 fans when staging a boxing event.
Both men are familiar with the venue, with ‘Tank’ fighting there on the Mayweather-McGregor card in 2017 and Garcia was in Vegas the same year, scoring a second-round knockout on the Canelo-Chavez Jr card.
Davis and ‘King Ry’ are scheduled to have the first press conference on Wednesday and a second scheduled for Thursday, with tickets going on sale at the same time.
Tickets go on sale day if the press conference https://t.co/IxNTOmU8Kc
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) March 4, 2023
Undercard details are likely to be announced soon, with currently no other confirmed fights for the event which takes place in six weeks’ time.
One detail that is confirmed is that the pay-per-view event will be available to watch on both Showtime and on the streaming app DAZN, in what is a rare collaboration between broadcast rivals.