Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis is the biggest boxing match that will likely take place in 2023.
Davis will have to give up size against Garcia, who is 5-foot-10 with a 70-inch reach and has competed in each of his last two fights at the 140-pound super lightweight limit. Davis is roughly 5-foot-5 with a 67.5-inch reach. Davis has only competed at weights lighter than lightweight, defeating Mario Barrios for the super lightweight title in June 2021.
Ryan "KingRy" Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) primarily used social media to grow his following base. Some boxing fans first referred to Garcia as a YouTube boxer rather than an actual fighter because of the strategy he utilized to develop his fan following.
With a current knockout ratio of 92 percent, Gervonta "Tank" Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) developed his fan base by constantly delivering explosive knockouts. Tank Davis is a knockout artist and a complete boxer with all the equipment.
Davis commented on a possible matchup with Ryan Garcia in January 2018.
Gervonta Davis responded, "He's a kid, man. I would kill him; he could be my sparring partner." But Garcia is no longer a teenager, and the Davis vs. Garcia fight will finally take place on Saturday night.
During the weigh-in, both combatants pledged to win by knockout, and Davis reiterated his prediction before leaving the stage.
"Punishment. Knockout. It's going to be crazy," Davis said. "Don't blink your eyes. Don't get no popcorn. Don't get no drink. None of that. … Make sure you're focused on the fight. It's going to be an incredible fight."
One of the most promising fights of the year, and Davis has an excellent chance of getting a knockout victory because of Ryan's suspect boxing history against mediocre competition.
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
8 p.m. ET (11:30 p.m. ET main event)
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