Ryan Garcia and Gervonta “Tank” Davis held court at separate press conferences nearly 1,900 miles apart to sell their next respective fights.
However, there still exists the desire for the pair of unbeaten lightweights to eventually meet.
“If there is a fight that would do over a million (Pay-Per-View) buys, it’s Ryan Garcia and Tank Davis,” Oscar De La Hoya, Garcia’s promoter and founder/chairman of Golden Boy Promotions insisted to BoxingScene.com.
“This can be a mega-fight and it needs to happen.”
“I’m hearing rumblings that Tank Davis is leaving Mayweather or it’s his last fight. I personally would love to sit down with Mayweather and talk about making that fight happen. It will be easier talking and negotiating with Mayweather than with anyone else.”
“Why not,” Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy theorized to BoxingScene.com. “If we can make a deal with them, if they are willing to work with us, we would love to make that fight.”
Of course, both still have to win their next fight.
Garcia ends a 15-month layoff with a streaking contender in Tagoe who—despite having not fought since November 2020—has won 32 in a row since losing his pro debut as a 15-year-old way back in June 2004. Davis is unbeaten across three weight divisions, though with an opponent in Las Vegas’ Romero who has never lost and also has little to no respect for his upcoming ring rival.
“Look, Mayweather Promotions has done a great job with Tank Davis,” acknowledges De La Hoya. “That’s the superfight to make in the near future. That’s the fight we want.
“Ryan Garcia is on the verge of greatness. Those are the fights you have to make.”