After all the trash-talking and social media callouts, Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia will finally settle their differences inside a boxing ring on April 22.
The catchweight bout is inside the T-Mobile Arena and airs on DAZN and Showtime PPV in the U.S. Davis, the WBA (Regular) lightweight champion, will not put his title on the line.
There have been comparisons between Davis and Garcia due to their power and maturity at such young ages. Savvy in social media, both young guns have negotiated terms from this fight at press conferences and Instagram Live sessions. After years of waiting, fans will finally see what could be a generational fight.
“We always hear about styles make fights, and in this case, it’s never been more true,” TGB Promotions President Tom Brown stated. “This fight will be an instant classic and an all-out war. This is going to be like Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns, and in ‘Tank’ Davis, we have Hagler.”
A 2012 Golden Gloves champion, Davis turned pro in 2013. A three-division champion, Davis won the WBA (Regular) lightweight title against Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2019. Davis’ last bout was a TKO win in January against Hector Luis Garcia. At 28, he has 26 wins via knockout.
The 24-year-old Garcia beat Luke Campbell in 2021 to win the interim WBC lightweight title. His last fight was against Javier Fortuna in July, beating him via TKO. “King Ryan” has 19 wins via knockout and decided to forgo a bout in January to focus on Davis.
Negotiations for this fight included a rematch clause on the side of Davis and a ten-pound rehydration clause. The catchweight bout is at 136.
Who will walk out of Las Vegas as the winner? The Sporting News will provide live results and highlights from the fight. Stay tuned!
Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia live results, updates
8:15 p.m. ET: Kicking things off will be Elijah Garcia vs. Kevin Salgado in middleweights action. It’s a very, very, very late-arriving crowd tonight.Still just a handful of people in the arena.
8 p.m. ET: We are life! Mauro Ranallo Brian Custer, Al Bernstein, and Abner Mares welcome us to fight night.
7:35 p.m. ET: Czerkaszyn won his fight via TKO in the ninth following a few body shots to Espadas, as the referee saw enough.
7:30 p.m. ET: The Sporting News is ready for Davis vs. Garcia!
The calm before the storm. #DavisGarcia pic.twitter.com/1JVcHD30vO
— Karisa Maxwell ✌️ (@KarisaMaxwell) April 22, 2023
7:15 p.m. ET: The T-Mobile Arena started to fill up as the prelims continue on.
6:50 p.m. ET: The second prelim fight is underway as Fiodor Czerkaszyn faces Elias Espadas.
6:45 p.m. ET: The guest list for the fight is discussed, including Michael B. Jordan and Bad Bunny.
6:30 p.m. ET: The trio is discussing who the pressure is on the most.
6:15 p.m. ET: Charles was taken down twice in the third round and once in the fourth. Mielnicki, 20, won via knockout.
.@VitoMielnickiJr showed him that right 👊🏼💥#DavisGarcia prelims are live:https://t.co/qhlyraETgf pic.twitter.com/zKe2Ax4a7J
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) April 22, 2023
6 p.m. ET – Fans are already in their seats as the prelims are underway. Jose Charles faces Vito Mielnicki Jr. Ariel Helwani and Brian Campbell are on the call, along with Kate Abdo.
Welcome everyone to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia. The main card starts at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST.
When is Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia?
- Date: Saturday, April 22 | Sunday, April 23
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST
- Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 a.m. BST | 1:30 p.m. AEST (approx.)
Davis vs. Garcia will take place on April 22. The main card starts at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST. Both fighters should make their way to the round around 11:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 a.m. BST | 1:30 p.m. AEST, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States/Canada||Sat. April 22||Showtime PPV / DAZN PPV, PPV.com|
|United Kingdom||Sun. April 23||DAZN|
|Australia||Sun. April 23||DAZN PPV, Main Event on Kayo|
Fans can watch Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia via Showtime pay-per-view and DAZN pay-per-view. The fight is available as part of your DAZN subscription in the U.K. and via DAZN PPV in Australia.
You can stream on Showtime via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, your laptop, and any mobile or tablet device.
Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia PPV price: How much does the fight cost?
- The price for the PPV event on Showtime is $84.99
- The price for the PPV event on DAZN is $60
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month in U.S. / $24.99 per month in Canada / £9.99 in the U.K. on a 12-month contract or £19.99 per month-to-month / 13.99 AUD
- DAZN annual subscription: $224.99 in the U.S., $199.99 in Canada, £99.99 in the U.K.
Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia results
- Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia; catchweight
- David Morrell Jr. (c) vs. Sena Agbeko for the WBA (Regular) super middleweight title
- Gabriel Rosado vs. Bektemir Melikuziev; Super Middleweights
- Elijah Garcia vs. Kevin Salgado; Middleweights