A huge boxing showdown is set for April, as Gervonta Davis takes on Ryan Garcia.
The bout will feature undefeated fighters in a 12-round main event live on pay-per-view April 22. The event takes place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia have taken the boxing world by storm, attracting legions of fans with their thrilling performances and rapidly becoming ‘can’t miss’ attractions,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports & Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “On April 22, the two biggest young stars of boxing – both in the prime of their careers – will face each other in the most highly anticipated fight of the year.
“When the bell rings to start the first round, it will be a ‘where were you’ type moment that boxing fans will be talking about for years to come.”
Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) holds the WBA lightweight title, and has also won world titles at 130 and 140 pounds during his spectacular career. The Baltimore-native set a new gate record for Capital One Arena in January to see him stop the previously unbeaten 130-pound world champion Hector Luis Garcia in the ninth round.
The 24-year-old Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) has used his skills and Hollywood-persona to establish a huge fan base, backing it up in the ring with a perfect record, including knockouts in six of his last seven contests. Most recently, Garcia delivered a sixth-round knockout over former champion Javier Fortuna in July 2022 in front of a packed, star-studded audience at Los Angeles’ famed Crypto.com Arena.