It seems that an official announcement may be on the horizon for Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis to fight Ryan Garcia, with Oscar De La Hoya, Garcia’s promoter, claiming to have done his job.
The former six-weight world champion confirmed that ‘boxing terms’ have been agreed between Garcia and ‘Tank’ and now the fight is in the hands of the networks, DAZN and Showtime, to strike a deal to broadcast the fight
This means that a frustrated De la Hoya seems to have as little influence as the hopeful fans at this stage of the proceedings. He spoke to Intu Boxing to sum up the situation.
“I’m actually sick and tired of it as well, as Ryan’s promoter, I’m fed up with it. I believe that, as promoters, we have done our job in making sure that we take care of the boxing aspects of it, meaning the weight class, the terms, and the boxing terms. Now it is time for the networks to take care of business, so it’s in their hands, we have done our job as Golden Boy, as whoever represents Gervonta [Davis], now it is time for the networks.”
“It’s up to DAZN and Showtime, so as a fan and as a promoter, I’m actually waiting for that fight to happen. I’m the first one to buy a ticket, I’m the first one to buy the pay-per-view, so I’m hoping that fight happens.”
Outside of Terence Crawford versus Errol Spence Jr, which now looks more doubtful than ever, ‘Tank’ – Garcia is possibly the biggest fight in America, and has been tipped to be a huge pay-per-view success. Here’s hoping that any potential broadcast dispute between the respective camps doesn’t get in the way of the much-anticipated clash.