Davis-Garcia bout confirmed for April 22
- A Plus Picks
- Feb 26, 2023, 10:35:56 PM
Boxing fans have reason to celebrate as the highly anticipated bout between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia has been confirmed for April 22 in Las Vegas. The two boxing stars announced the match on their social media accounts. Showtime PPV will broadcast the fight, and negotiations between Showtime and DAZN have been finalized. The fight had been scheduled for April 15 but was pushed back a week to allow more time for promotion.
This 136-pound catchweight fight is expected to be a significant commercial event in boxing. PBC and Golden Boy had a dispute over the rematch clause, but the issue was resolved, and Golden Boy will be the lead promoter for a second bout if Garcia wins. Davis can activate the rematch clause if he loses, but he must do so within 30 days. Davis is the betting favorite to win the first fight and will earn slightly more than Garcia.
Despite legal troubles, Davis is set to compete in April. He pleaded guilty to four counts stemming from a hit-and-run crash in November 2020 and will be sentenced on May 5. Davis was also charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and is due in court on March 31.
Garcia, with over 9 million Instagram followers, is known for his quick hands and scored a career-best win in January 2021 after defeating Luke Campbell in the seventh round. He did not fight for the remainder of 2021 and returned in early 2022 with two wins. Garcia will drop four pounds for the catchweight bout, which is expected to be one of the biggest commercial events in boxing.
For boxing bettors and sports picks enthusiasts, this highly anticipated fight between Davis and Garcia offers an opportunity to analyze and predict the outcome of the match. With Davis being the betting favorite, sports pick enthusiasts may consider him a safe bet, but anything can happen in the ring. As such, it's always wise to consider the boxers' track records, their physical and mental states, and any other factors that may impact the fight's outcome before placing bets.