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Oscar De La Hoya wants Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis to happen


Oscar De La Hoya can’t wait to pull off the long-awaited showdown between Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis.

In an interview with FightHype.com, De La Hoya said the talks between the two sides should be a walk in the park given how people have called for a fight. He even gave Davis and his people an ultimatum to make this potentially lucrative fight a reality. The boxing legend turned promoter said:

“The main thing is that we want the fight to happen. Tank Davis, have your people call my people, or my people will call your people. It should be on Showtime and DAZN as they are every individual’s broadcast partner, that’s only fair. We can stage it in Las Vegas. Simple as that, let’s go.

Watch Oscar De La Hoya talk Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis:

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Negotiations for a possible matchup between Garcia and Davis will be an interesting sight as both fighters are currently tied with rival promoters and broadcasters. Garcia is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and fights on DAZN. Davis has been under the Mayweather Promotions banner for years and wrestles on Showtime.

De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN have expressed their desire to strike a joint deal with Showtime, if necessary, in order to materialize Garcia against Davis. If the two broadcasters can indeed reach an agreement, it will be a decision that fans around the world will welcome.

A matchup between Garcia and Davis, two of today’s most exciting young fighters, is sure to catch millions of eyes.

‘KingRy’ and ‘Tank’ have been calling each other for a while now. Interest in the potential matchup erupted over the weekend after Garcia put in a scintillating performance against Javier Fortuna, knocking out the former super featherweight champion in the sixth round.


Ryan Garcia wants to fight Gervonta Davis at 140 pounds

Ryan Garcia defeated Javier Fortuna at junior welterweight. Their fight took place at 140 pounds after the Dominican did not reach the lightweight limit on the fight date.

Garcia may have felt good and comfortable fighting at 140. He said he intended to continue fighting at junior welterweight and had no plans to return to the 135-year-old lightweight limit. He even dared Gervonta Davis to follow him at 140 to make their fight happen. He said in his post-fight interview:

“I felt much better [at this weight]. I don’t go down to 135 for nothing. But I’ll fight Tank next if he wants to at 140. I’ll tape all the negotiations so you can’t make the headlines I was dodging.

Watch Ryan Garcia call out Gervonta Davis after beating Javier Fortuna:


Edited by John Cunningham




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