Gervonta Davis was at a bold mood this week at the press conference for his blockbuster fight with Ryan Garcia, claiming he has taken Canelo Alvarez’ spot as the biggest star in boxing.
‘Tank’s commercial value appears to be growing with every fight he has, with his most recent outing against Hector Luis Garcia breaking the Capital One Arena’s all time gate record.
Clearly buoyed by that feat, the Baltimore puncher told attending media that he believes he stands alone as the biggest name in the entire sport.
“I feel as though I’m already that guy in the sport. Canelo is going out the door, all these guys. I’m the face of boxing, let’s just say that.”
After this win, it’s just me getting over the hump. If you don’t watch boxing, this is the fight to watch – for sure.”
Following one of the most drawn out negotiation periods in recent memory, boxing fans across the world were relieved when Davis vs Garcia was officially announced a fortnight ago for April 22nd in Las Vegas.
Although Garcia has been campaigning at 140lbs in his last couple of outings, he has agreed to come down in weight to 136lbs to allow the contest to take place.
There were growing concerns that the fight may not happen, after reports emerged of a dispute over the promotional rights of a potential rematch between the pair.
However, this was resolved as Showtime agreed to allow Garcia’s promoters Golden Boy to take the lead for a second fight if Garcia scores the upset win over Davis.
With less than six weeks to go till fight night, expect hype to ramp up for what is by far the stand out event of the boxing calendar for 2023 thus far.