One of the most anticipated events of the year in world boxing will take place on the night of April 23 in Las Vegas. At the T-Mobile arena, US representative Ryan Garcia will share the ring with his compatriot Gervonta Davis. RIA Novosti Sport explains why fans and media have shown so much interest.
Both boxers are undefeated
Davis had 28 wins in 28 games. His opponent’s record is 23-0. On Sunday, one of the guys can lose zero in the “defeat” column. Without a marketing magnet, the loser loses disastrously in hype. The opponent will remain undefeated and become the brightest star of the new generation.
“I don’t care who is performing right now. If I raise my hand over the ring, I become the face of boxing. I’m only 28 years old and already a legend!”
For two 45 knockouts
Tank (Davis’ nickname) has 26 withholding wins, King Rey has 19. It is extremely difficult to imagine that the confrontation would last the entire distance.
Athletes don’t attract the public’s attention just by talking nonsense. A few days before the fight, the main characters of the upcoming show agreed that the winner of the meeting, in addition to the fee, will receive the opponent’s money.
Do you have a clear favourite?
Boxers aren’t afraid to trade, so anything can happen in Sin City. Garcia has a size advantage: a height of 12 cm (178 cm vs. 166 cm) and an arm span of 6 cm (178 cm vs. 172 cm).
Otherwise, the upper hand is on the side of the insurmountable Tank, which must approach a tall opponent and deal damage based on experience. What’s left for Garcia? Keep the favorite away.
Odds: 1.4 to 3.0 in favor of Gervonta Davis.
“I don’t need to fight you. Long before you I was at the top without the help of the supporters. Floyd helped you, no one helped me. Get ready… you’re dead.”
As two steep streets race to the top, the managers involved are not willing to risk assets. This poster also exploded.
First, Davis’ side successfully enforced a clause in the contract for an immediate rematch in the event of Tank’s defeat. Garcia’s representatives agreed with this clarification of the issue, but put forward one condition – the second fight will be broadcast by the DAZN streaming platform and will be featured on the Golden Boy Promotions program. At camp, the Gervonts got stubborn: they wanted the Premier Boxing Champions to take revenge on Showtime PPV. The latter, however, made a concession and shook hands.
Second, Davis is in trouble with the law. The train extends to the ever talented boxer.
Gervonta can sit
At the end of 2022, this was not the first time Tank had been arrested for beating a girl. The boxer was released on bail. Unlike the events of 2020, this event is left behind.
Then Davis in a Lamborghini ran a red light and an accident proved to be the culprit, as a result of which four people (including a pregnant woman) needed medical attention. The fact that the boxer fled the scene made matters worse.
On May 5, two weeks after fighting with Ryan Garcia, Davis awaits the verdict. Despite pleading guilty to paying compensation for the treatment of three of the four victims, he still faces more than seven years in prison.
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