Davis and Garcia have agreed to fight in January at a catchweight. But do not rush to rejoice


The most popular lightweights in the world, Americans Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) and Gervonta Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) agreed on a face-to-face fight in the contractual weight limit, reports
Sports Illustrated

According to the source, the fight is tentatively scheduled in the weight category up to 61.7 kg and may take place in January in Las Vegas (USA).

But the parties still need to solve the main problem. And this is not the distribution of the prize fund, but the issue of television broadcasting. Davis insists that all rights to show the fight in the United States go to Showtime. Allegedly ready to give in return
streaming DAZN
the right to broadcast the event to the rest of the world. Those are categorically against such a prospect.

“Almost all points under the contract have already been resolved by the parties,” says columnist Chris Mannix. – But the problem remains with the broadcaster. Mayweather Promotions together with Al Haymon insist that the fight take place on Showtime PPV. But the problem is that the DAZN exclusive contract with Garcia. And they are not interested in completely abandoning the broadcast of the event in America. The fight is tentatively scheduled for January in Vegas.”

If the fight takes place in the contractual weight limit, then Davis will not be able to put his WBA World lightweight belt (up to 61.2 kg) on ​​the line. However, it is possible that the WBA will figure out how to get around this moment in order to get their percentages from sanctioning the fight.

Most recently, ex-lightweight hegemon Vasily Lomachenko criticized the opposition of Gervonta Davis. And the current leader of the division, Devin Haney, explained why he does not consider “Tank” a favorite.