Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia:
Initial Thoughts and Concerns

By William Trillo

I was pleasantly surprised when I read the breaking news that Gervonta Davis (27-0, 25 KO’s) vs. Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KO’s) was signed and sealed. Finally, top tier fighters were able to cut through the constant Social Media bickering and proceed with a fight the fans have been clamoring for. Likewise, it was good to see promoters and networks quit the endless posturing in order to get things done, for once. Their 12-round fight, which will be contested at a catch weight of 136 pounds, will be a Showtime Pay-Per-View main event from a yet to be determined venue, most likely in Las Vegas.

This is the kind of news boxing fans need to hear. After the long drawn out and unfruitful process that is the Terrance Crawford vs. Erroll Spence soap opera, finding out these two lightweights should be getting it on in April of 2023 in a catchweight Mega-Fight is refreshing.

Should be?

Yeah, Yeah. Before you think I’ve gone all nicey nice on you, allow me to give you my somewhat caustic opinions. May I remind you that April is some five months away. In any other sport that would just be the off season before spring training. But this is boxing… a lot can transpire in that five-month period. For instance, Tank has already stated he will be a taking tune up fight in January. I don’t have to tell you how many times a “Tune-Up” has ruined the best laid plans of mice, men and promoters. Unexpected knockouts and injuries have stopped more than a few Mega-Fights from coming to fruition. Personally, I really wish Tank would drop all this tune up fight nonsense.

Another concern is the fighters outside of the ring antics. It’s not like either one of these guys are above doing something that would either postpone or scrap the fight all together. I am hopeful someone close to the fighters will be keeping an eye on them over the next five months and step in if things start going awry, as they have before.

We need this fight to happen. No excuses. No run-ins with the law, no sudden trips to Hawaii to collect your thoughts, none of that.

Tank vs. Garcia is the kind of fight that could open the doors to a lot more Super Fights in the future. Boxing needs this one to get to the finish line.

Let’s hope these guys do what they gotta do so they are both healthy and ready to step into the ring in April.

Congratulations to all parties involved for getting this one down on paper,(Hypothetically or in theory).

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