Ryan Garcia is on his way to cutting the contracted amount of weight for his fight with Gervonta Davis.
The undefeated 24-year-old accepted a weight of 136lb despite being much more comfortable at the super lightweight limit of 140.
He says he made the concession in the interest of the sport, even after previously claiming he would never fight at lightweight again and this being just one pound heavier that that division.
Taking to Instagram, Garcia revealed a shredded physique and a current weight of 141.4lb with three weeks until fight night. For his last fight against Javier Fortuna, he weight in at 140 on the dot.
He’s well on his way to meeting the agreed terms, but then has a stipulated rehydration clause of 10lb. It means that, on the day of the contest, Garcia will be allowed to weigh less than 5lb more than he currently does.
Davis has competed at 140lb, too, but only once – an eleventh round stoppage of Mario Barrios in 2021. He’s much more used to campaigning at lightweight, having started his career even further down at super featherweight.
Should Garcia make the weight safely, the fight is set to be one of the biggest the sport will see this year. With 45 knockouts between the pair and no question that each is in their prime, the Sin City scrap is undoubtedly the most widely anticipated scheduled bout.
Another favourable condition in the contract is a rematch clause for ‘Tank’, meaning that if Garcia wins, fans may see them run it back in the not so distant future.
The fight will be available for a premium price of $84.99 on both Showtime and DAZN PPV in the States, however UK fans that currently subscribe to DAZN will be able to tune it at no extra cost.