Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia, 2 of boxing's most exciting talents, rush to announce 2023 mega fight

Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia, 2 of boxing's most exciting talents, rush to announce 2023 mega fight
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  • Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia announced on social media that they'll fight one another in 2023.

  • Davis said he'll first fight an undetermined opponent January 7 before colliding with Garcia.

  • "I'm so pumped this fight is finally in place — I want it more than anything," said Garcia.

LAS VEGAS — Two of boxing's hottest talents, Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia, announced Wednesday that they'll be fighting each other in a 2023 mega fight.

Insider reported last month that representatives from both athletes were engaged in "deep talks," having spoken to four sources who said that a breakthrough was "fairly close."

"I'm so pumped this fight is finally in place — I want it more than anything right now," said Garcia, 24, on Twitter.

"I've put in the work, I'm at the prime of my career, and I know I'm going to be the biggest boxer in the world. That legacy starts today."

A Las Vegas venue will host the fight, but it is currently unclear what date organizers have landed on.

Davis will compete against an unknown opponent in January before colliding with Garcia later in the year, he said.

The fight pits the Deontay Wilder-esque knockout power of Davis against the Amir Khan-like pace of Garcia, in a bout that is sure to transcend the sport because of the significant profiles each competitor brags.

"I'll be back in the ring on January 7 — stay tuned for more details," Davis, 28, said on Instagram. "After that, it's me and Ryan! Done deal! Tell em get the brinks truck ready."

Garcia added: "It's time for us to get back to what made this sport so great for the fans: Glamorous fights in places like Las Vegas, grudge match storylines, and, most importantly, the best fighting the best."

Actual details on the event are, for now, sparse

Numerous obstacles had to be cleared to get this deal over the line.

Davis is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and is also represented by Premier Boxing Champions. He fights exclusively on Showtime Sports and is considered a pay-per-view commodity by his handlers.

Gervonta Davis.
Gervonta Davis.Photo by Getty Images

Garcia, meanwhile, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, which has an exclusive broadcast deal with DAZN.

It appears the fight will be a PBC on Showtime event with the show also available on DAZN.

An April date has been rumored for the fight, however, there are currently no holds on dates or venues in Las Vegas for that entire month.

Insider attended a Nevada State Athletic Commission regulatory meeting Wednesday and heard TGB Promotions, which sometimes promotes PBC shows, request permits in Las Vegas for holds on three dates for boxing events in 2023.

The dates are March 18, May 6, and September 16.

TGB Promotions also has holds for other dates earlier in the year including January 7, January 28, and February 4.

Insider understands that a fight between junior middleweight world champion Jermell Charlo and challenger Tim Tszyu is expected to take place on January 28.

A super middleweight bout between rival contenders Caleb Plant and David Benavidez, meanwhile, could land on one of the alternate dates in an unconventional 22-foot x 22-foot ring, as per the commission meeting.

The Garcia and Davis super fight is a non-title bout that will be fought at 136 pounds.

The event will bring together some of the most powerful figures in the entire sport, including Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, Floyd Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar de la Hoya, Golden Boy partner Bernard Hopkins, and Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza.

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