Boxer Gervonta Davis is all set to face off with Ryan Garcia in a 136-pound catchweight super fight next year in Las Vegas.
It was announced Thursday that the contest is likely to take place in April. However, no official date has been confirmed yet.
Davis, who won the International Boxing Federation’s Super Featherweight Championship in 2017, declared in May this year that he was leaving Floyd Mayweather’s promotional company Mayweather Promotions.
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Davis explained on the Last Stand Podcast at the time about why he wanted to leave Mayweather: “It’s my career, so I feel as though I need to be the one that controls my career. It’s time.”
“Everybody don’t need to have them training wheels on them forever,” he said. “It’s time to ride their own bike without training wheels.”
Just after the two-time WBA Super Featherweight champion said that his contract was due to expire, Mayweather reacted by telling FightHype: “Nothing lasts forever.”
“I will always love Tank. He has to do what’s best for him,” Mayweather said. “I feel like I’ve done a great job thus far, building him and putting him in great fights. I’m proud of him.”
Since signing with Mayweather, Davis had become one of the biggest stars in boxing, with up a 26-0 (24 KOs) career record.
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In response to Mayweather’s remarks at the time, Gervonta said: “I feel as though the feeling’s mutual… There’s nothing bad or I have bad blood with Mayweather Promotions.
“I’m definitely appreciative of what they’ve done for me over the years. It’s no love lost, it’s just time for me to grow up and be my own man.”