Ryan Garcia has stated that his proposed opponent, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, is ‘retreating’, as talks of their fight continue to drag on.
With the date of April 15 drawing closer, fans are beginning to worry that the fight between Garcia and Davis could become yet another big event to collapse.
The most recent hold-up in the talks are centred on Garcia’s team wishing to be lead promoters for a second fight if he was to win and Davis activates his one-sided rematch clause.
Garcia clearly believes that their reluctancy to let that happen is a sign of second thoughts.
Davis says he inherited the name ‘Tank’ for having a head that was large in comparison to his body as a child. However, as his stock continued to rise, the name became less of a joke and more of an alter-ego – causing destruction on each and every occasion he stepped in the ring
With 26 knockout wins included in his 28-0 record, Davis has become recognised as one of the sports’ most fearsome punchers. Although, Garcia appeared unfazed, poking fun at the 28-year-old’s nickname, recently saying:
“Man’s a tank that’s retreating, never heard of that.”
Whether fans believe that a rematch clause in necessary or not, especially in a non-title fight, that is the reality of the sport as it stands. It appears that Garcia’s team are happy enough for his opponent to have the option on the condition that they can handle the promotion and broadcast.
Davis has been relatively quiet throughout the recent drama, and it’s up for debate on whether or not that’s good sign. Garcia’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, recently assured fans that they were still working on making the fight and that he was confident the rematch issue could be ironed out.