Ryan Garcia Next Fight: vs Gervonta Davis, April 22, 2023
Ryan Garcia is a rising prospect who has made a huge name for himself in the boxing world in a short amount of time. A former WBC interim Lightweight Champion, he is a social media star with more than 9 Million followers on Instagram.
Ryan Garcia has displayed some raw power in his career so far with 19 knockouts in 23 wins. It clearly shows how dominating he has been. Everyone knows that Ryan Garcia will fight Gervonta Davis in April next year. However, he has another opponent waiting for him before he competes against Davis. So, who will Ryan Garcia fight next?
Ryan Garcia Next Fight
Ryan Garcia is announced to fight Gervonta Davis next in a catchweight bout at 136 lbs. After his return from a hiatus, Garcia actively sought a fight against Gervonta Davis. After months of negotiation, Davis and Garcia agreed to fight in 2023.
Gervonta Davis is a multiple-division world champion, having held the titles in featherweight, super featherweight, and super lightweight divisions, and currently holds WBA(Regular) Lightweight title. However, the bout between Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis is agreed at 136 lbs catchweight and without any title on the line.
A disagreement over the rematch clause stalled the bout from getting finalized. Davis’ team wanted a rematch in case Garcia wins this bout, but they are not willing to give Garcia a rematch in case of a Davis win. Also, Garcia’s team wants Dazn to get the PPV rights in case of a rematch.
As the stalemate over Davis vs Garcia continues, Garcia’s team has started talking with Regis Prograis about a title bout for Garcia. However, the deal for Davis was completed as the event was changed into a joint PPV with both Showtime and Dazn getting involved.
Ryan Garcia Next Fight Date
Ryan Garcia’s next fight against Gervonta Davis is announced to take place on April 22, 2023. This would mean that Garcia would return to the ring after 9 months. The event is announced to air from T Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
Ryan Garcia’s Current Record
The 24-year-old Ryan Garcia already has 23 victories to his name, and he still remains undefeated. Garcia even took a 15-month break after his bout against Luke Campbell in 2021 due to mental health issues.
He returned against Emmanuel Tagoe, and won the hard-fought match via unanimous decision. Garcia knocked out Javier Fortuna in the sixth round in his most recent outing earlier this year in July.