Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Ryan Garcia: 3 possible sites in Las Vegas, Nevada for April 15th
By Craig Daly: The Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia mega-fight is being targeted at one of the following venues on April 15th on Showtime PPV in Las Vegas, Nevada: Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena, or MGM Grand.
Boxing Scene is reporting the news of the Tank vs. Ryan fight heading to Las Vegas, which makes sense because that’s where most of the mega-fights in the U.S. take place nowadays.
Ideally, the Davis-Garcia fight will be staged at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas because it’s the largest venue by far of the three, allowing more boxing fans to attend and for a lower price cost of the ticket than if the contest takes place at the other two.
The three sites in play for Gervonta vs. Ryan Garcia:
- Allegiant Stadium – 70,000 seating capacity
- T-Mobile Arena – 22,000
- MGM Grand Garden Arena – 17,000
The contract for the Tank Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight still needs to be finalized before this contest can become a reality.
Also, there’s the question of whether Tank (28-0, 26 KOs) can dodge jail time because he has a trial coming up in February, and if he’s sentenced, it’s unknown whether it would begin immediately or if he could delay it for two months until after his fight with Ryan.
Even if Tank can delay his jail time, it might be difficult for him to train if he’s got a six-month to a-year sentence hanging over his head while he’s trying to prepare for the fight against the popular unbeaten 24-year-old Ryan (23-0, 19 KOs).
There’s a lot of speculation about how many PPV buys the Tank-Ryan fight will bring in on Showtime for this mega-event.
In the old days, a fight of this magnitude would bring in over 1 million pay-per-view buys; in this era, with piracy being rampant, it wouldn’t be surprising if the fight only brings in a little over 200,000 buys at the most.
What also could hurt the pay-per-view buy total is that Ryan & Tank, as popular as they are, haven’t fought A-level opposition during their careers.
Ryan is mostly popular because of his social media platform, which he works hard at, posting frequently on Instagram & Twitter.
As far as actual boxing, the Golden Boy-promoted Ryan Garcia has only one guy, Luke Campbell, and he was old at 34 and had already been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko & Jorge Linares.
Gervonta is no different. The only notable guy he’s fought is Leo Santa Cruz.
- Leonard Ellerbe says Tank vs. Shakur or Haney not big fights
- Gervonta Davis’ coach says “Something big coming” for Tank’s next fight
- Ryan Garcia vs.Teofimo Lopez targeted for February 10th
- Leonard Ellerbe on Gervonta Davis: “He’s top dog & calls shots,” Shakur can’t make an offer