Boxer Gervonta Davis is set to take on Ryan Garcia but it will not be the one on January 7.
Showtime Sports also confirmed that a deal is done for them to fight in 2023.
Showtime say the fight is “set for a date to be announced in the first half” of the year.
“Tank Davis vs Ryan Garcia is one of the biggest and most exciting fights that can be made in boxing,” Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza said.
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“We have two supremely talented boxers, both in their prime, who have amassed huge fanbases, meeting in a career-defining fight. This is the epitome of a crossover boxing event. All credit to Tank and Ryan for staying the course and giving the fans the fight they want.
“Showtime has delivered the three biggest pay-per-view events in television history and we are thrilled to add this marquee event to our list of culture-moving matchups.”
Dubbed as one of the biggest fights of 2023, this will take place in Las Vegas.
Who is Gervonta Davis?
Born in Baltimore, Davis attended Digital Harbor High School, a local magnet school, but dropped out to focus on his career. He later earned his secondary degree through a GED program.
Since the age of five, he has been training at Upton Boxing Center. He is trained by Calvin Ford who was the inspiration for the character Dennis “Cutty” Wise on the hit HBO television series, The Wire.
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Davis had a very successful amateur career. He won the 2012 National Golden Gloves Championship, three straight National Silver Gloves Championships from 2006 to 2008,two National Junior Olympics gold medals, two National Police Athletic League Championships, and two Ringside World Championships, among others.
Later, he held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the WBA (Regular) lightweight title since 2019; the IBF super featherweight title in 2017; the WBA (Super) super featherweight title twice between 2018 and 2021; and the WBA (Regular) super lightweight title in 2021.