Former WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia and three-division champion Gervonta Davis have reportedly reached an agreement to meet in a scheduled fight at a catchweight 136 pounds next January.
Sources in the know have informed Sports Illustrated that there is practically an agreement reached between both fighters to finally square off against one another in the ring. The fight would be agreed at 136 pounds, although there are still minimal details to be resolved, such as who will broadcast the show.
According to the report, Mayweather Promotions, which represents ‘Tank’ Davis along with Al Haymon, wants SHOWTIME to air the fight. On the other hand, DAZN has a contract with Golden Boy Promotions, the company which Garcia is linked with.
As has happened with other important fights this year, broadcasting is an issue that has prevented reaching agreements, and it is something to be resolved in this fight. What they are looking for in DAZN is that they also are part of the broadcast, something that they will have to solve soon.
For several months this fight has been in conversations, and even the fighters have challenged each other on social networks multiple times. The agreement now seems to be close to being legitimized after arduous negotiations in recent weeks.
The financial agreement with guarantees for both seems to be finalized, including the division of the percentage of pay-per-view. Davis, the WBA’s “Regular” lightweight champion, would go up a pound for this fight, while Ryan, who has done his last outing at super lightweight, would have to go down.
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