All roads appear to lead to the men’s lightweight division. With stars like Vasiliy Lomachenko, Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez hanging around, the division has becoming one of the most profitable in the sport. Making this even more exciting, some of the biggest fights have not even been made yet. Devin Haney could share the ring with Vasiliy Lomachenko, Rolando “Rolly” Romero could go to war with Isaac Cruz and Shakur Stevenson could move up in weight to challenge for a title. However, there are few more profitable fights on the docket than a showdown featuring Gervonta “Tank” Davis.
Weeks ago, Gervonta “Tank” Davis defended a version of the WBA Lightweight Championship at the Barclays Center as Madonna and Naomi Osaka watched from ringside. Not far away, Ryan Garcia bet unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. $20,000 that Romero would win. Unfortunately, Garcia’s bet took a turn for the worse when Davis sent Romero to the canvas in the sixth round. While Garcia was not too pleased that he’d have to pay Spence Jr. $20,000, he did use the moment to campaign for a fight with Davis.
“Let me handle business [on] July 16th. I’m going to get Tank. He was screaming the whole fight [that] I’m next so let it be…December let’s get it,” Garcia tweeted.
Now, it appears that Garcia’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, is backing up his words.
“I’m ready to make Gervonta Davis a multi-multi-multi-million dollar offer to fight Ryan Garcia in November. I know that ‘Tank’ Davis had his last contractual fight with Mayweather Promotions, I’m not sure who’s promoting him now, but I’m willing to split this fight down the middle,” De La Hoya told Lance Pugmire of USA Today.
Before Garcia can lock down a fight with Davis, he must first get by former world champion Javier Fortuna on July 16, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena.