The tremendous battle between Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis has been months within the making, however the remaining phrases of their deal nonetheless haven’t been finalized.
Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, who represents Garcia, and Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, who represents Davis, are the ability gamers behind the scenes brokering the Showtime pay-per-view occasion and 136-pound catchweight bout.
On Monday, De La Hoya, who levels occasions completely on streaming service DAZN, informed ESPN’s Mike Coppinger that the main hurdle for the battle slated for April 15 “boils all the way down to who’s going to manage the rematch.”
“We’re actually down on the 1-yard line; what’s holding every thing up is the rematch clause,” stated De La Hoya. “It is solely truthful if Ryan wins, then our aspect controls every thing because the A-side. That is simply the best way it at all times has been. … It’s normal sense that whoever wins is the A-side. That is the underside line. We’re not reinventing the wheel right here.
“Al Haymon is dictating every thing. … They’ve requested for this, requested for that. Who comes out first, the penalties if Ryan comes chubby. We have given in, we have negotiated, and every thing has been very nice. If Ryan loses, certain, there isn’t any rematch.
“It has been a pleasing negotiation, it actually has. I actually hope their aspect would not fumble the ball and we now have no Tremendous Bowl. … We at Golden Boy are simply defending our TV companions. It is solely truthful that every thing will get switched round if Ryan wins.
“We’re holding robust as a result of we all know it is truthful and we really feel 1,000% this battle goes to be made and be the most important battle of the previous few years.”
On Wednesday night, Garcia posted an Instagram video of himself coaching at coach Joe Goossen’s Ten Goose Boxing Fitness center in Van Nuys, Calif. with the caption, “cease working Tank. Cease hiding from me. Cease staying quiet behind Al Haymon. No rematch clause. Winner takes all coward.”
Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) has shifted his focus in latest months and gone all in on dealing with Davis.
He handed on a tune-up tilt towards Mercito Gesta, an occasion initially tabled for Jan. 28. Garcia final fought in July when he knocked out Javier Fortuna.
Davis (28-0, 26 KOs), in the meantime, final fought on Jan. 7 and scored a stoppage win towards Hector Luis Garcia.
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