Golden Boy should match Ryan Garcia with Tank Davis
By Sean Jones: Ryan Garcia wants Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis in 2020, and it’s a fight that will make money regardless of the circumstances with the pandemic. With Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya showing his unhappiness with Ryan Garcia turning down his recent offer to fight in July, it would be best for him to match him against Tank.
De La Hoya can cut Ryan loose if he wants to, but don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen. Ryan is the second most famous fighter in Golden Boy’s stable right now; he could surpass Canelo Alvarez if he keeps winning.
Ryan vs. Tank Davis would bring in a ton of new subscribers to DAZN, and potentially give Golden Boy a second big-money star besides Canelo Alvarez. Golden Boy has Canelo as their money-maker with the company, but that could change overnight if Ryan Garcia beats Tank Davis to put himself solidly in as the #2 guy with the company.
Mayweather Promotions would probably love the idea of Tank Davis fighting Ryan Garcia. It’s a bigger fight in terms of revenue, but it would also be challenging to put together. King Ryan fights on DAZN, and they don’t have a pay-per-view model right now.
Tank Davis has a lot of talent, but if Ryan hits him with one of his big left hooks, he could knock him out with a single punch. Ryan has got that one-punch power that is capable of knocking anyone out at 135 to 147.
Tank Davis vs. Garcia would be on pay-per-view.
Tank would and Mayweather promotions would want the Ryan Garcia fight to be sold on pay-per-view on SHOWTIME, and that’s going to be hard to do. Garcia vs. Davis would attract a lot of attention in the U.S, but the biggest obstacle in the negotiations would be dealing with the pay-per-view.
How do you get around the network issues that would be a hurdle in making the Garcia-Davis clash?
Anyway, none of this will mean anything if Golden Boy Promotion chooses to keep Ryan Garcia fighting low-level opponents like they’ve been doing. Ryan has been fighting fringe level fighters that he’s been able to roll over with ease, and he seems to be getting frustrated at the way Golden Boy is moving him.
“Due to Team King Ryan Garcia’s decision not to accept a July 4th bout, we will now return in late July with the future of boxing Boxing Vergil Ortiz,” said De La Hoya on his Twitter.
With De La Hoya’s post that he made on social media, it almost looks like he doesn’t believe in Ryan Garcia. Can you imagine De La Hoya making the same Twitter post if he were talking about Canelo Alvarez rejecting an offer made to him by Golden Boy to fight on their July 24 card?
Does De La Hoya believe in Ryan Garcia’s ability?
De La Hoya would be taking a risk in posting in the same way about Canelo Alvarez. The last thing De La Hoya and Golden Boy would need is for Canelo to leave the company.
If De La Hoya doesn’t believe in Ryan Garcia, then he should match him against the toughest opponents he can, and see what happens. If he loses repeatedly, then Golden Boy might want to move on.
Jermell Charlo is telling Ryan Garcia the grass is greener on the other side with Al Haymon away from his current promoters at Golden Boy Promotions.
You hate to say it, but it’s not looking good between Ryan Garcia and Golden Boy right now, and Charlo suggests that Ryan part ways with the company and join up with Haymon. Maybe De La Hoya and Ryan Garcia should make a clean break and go in different directions.
De La Hoya and Golden Boy could throw all their promotional muscle behind the young 22-year-old welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr and hope that he someday becomes a star. Ortiz does look capable of winning a world title, but not against any of the current champions.
The young Ortiz Jr is like a welterweight version of Kelly Pavlik, a fighter that can punch but doesn’t move well. In other words, Ortiz Jr has hands, but slow feet, and he’s kind of a plodder.
De La Hoya can build Ortiz into a champion with the right match-making. But whether Ortiz Jr has any staying power, is debatable. With his slow feet, Ortiz Jr. will have problems against fighters that can box.
Jermell Charlo wants Ryan Garcia to leave Golden Boy
If Golden Boy can’t pay Ryan Garcia the money he wants, then shouldn’t they look to cash out and cut him loose? Bernard Hopkins of Golden Boy says he wants to see Ryan Garcia fight Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis RIGHT NOW. Hopkins doesn’t want to wait to make the Garcia vs. Tank fight.
That sounds like a cash-out, but if Ryan beats Davis, then he’s going to put Golden Boy in a weird position where they’re going to need to pay him the money he’s asking for in the future. It’ll look funny if after Ryan beats Tank, they’re offering him less money than what he feels he deserves.
Ryan turned an offer of $200,000 for him to fight on Golden Boy’s July 24 card on DAZN, which is half the money that WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson received for his June 9 fight against Felix Caraballo.
“Bruh, Nobody better than Haymon, I left GBP making 100k got with Haymon made 10x more.. bruh you to popular to be with them..DONT BE USED OR PUT ON THE SHELF.
“YOUR YOUNG BE SMART,” said Jermell Charlo on Twitter in talking replying to Ryan Garcia his below Tweet that he sent to Oscar De La Hoya.
Ryan Garcia said this to De La Hoya:
“You do realize you’re supposed to be my promoter, not hater, right?” said Ryan Garcia to De La Hoya.
Ryan Garcia deleted this post right after he posted it, which means he was trying to avoid the back and forth war that might have erupted over it with De La Hoya. Again, it’s impossible to imagine De La Hoya letting fans know that Canelo turned down one of Golden Boy’s offers to fight. I know Canelo has accomplished more than Ryan Garcia, but there’s a lot of potentials there with the young 21-year-old.
If De La Hoya is willing to risk burning a bridge with Ryan Garcia right now, he might be wrecking things later on if he becomes a massive star. If De La Hoya continues to post on social media to let fans know about Ryan turning down offers, it could come back to haunt him if he becomes a massive star.
Dad just stopped without warning 😂 pic.twitter.com/bAoUbpSkGi
— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) June 19, 2020
It comes down to Golden Boy Promotions matching Ryan Garcia with the type of quality opponents where DAZN is willing to pay more. That can’t happen if Golden Boy is trying to schedule fights between Ryan Garcia and bottom level fringe contenders like Hector Tanajara.
Ryan is bringing in the subscribers and the high ratings for DAZN, and he’s at the level where he’s like a champion right now. If Ryan Garcia were with Top Rank, would they be offering him $200,000 for a low-level fight during the pandemic, or would it be $400,000 like Shakur Stevenson got for his match against Felix Caraballo.
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