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Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Ryan Garcia new poster created by Showtime for April 22 fight

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By Jake Tiernan: Showtime Boxing has unveiled their new nifty Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight poster for their April 22 mega-money clash on their platform for a still-to-be-determined venue in old sin city, Las Vegas.

The poster is quite an improvement over the previous mug shot-style photo of Tank Davis and Ryan Garcia that websites have been using. Still, Showtime could make slight improvements to make the two look less penitentiary-faced and more like two fighters poised to make mega-millions in the biggest fight since Floyd Mayweather Jr’s bank heist TRASH classic against 0-0 novice Conor McGregor in 2017.

That fight had the worst rip-off of the century regarding value for money, and we can only hope that Tank vs. Ryan doesn’t fall into the same category. Fans paid $100 to see a sparring match with Floyd-McGregor, and it was a crime in how bad it was.

There’s nothing known about the PPV price or the venue for Tank Davis vs. Ryan Garcia since it was announced by the two fighters, including Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza last Friday.

What will the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia PPV price be?

On social media, fans are talking about the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight being sold for $100 on PPV. If this turns out to be true, the fans are going to be seething with anger because that’s more than many of them will be willing to pay.

You what happens then. They’ll turn to illegal streams to watch the Tank-Garcia fight for free, or they’ll simply wait until after the fight when someone posts the entire match on Youtube.

In the long run, it’ll be better for the event organizers to make the fight affordable because there will be fewer reasons for fans to turn to illegal pirate streams to watch the Ryan Garcia vs. Tank Davis fight.

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It would be a nice gift to the fans if Showtime went retro with the PPV price by selling Gervonta-Ryan at $60 per household instead of hiking it to $100 to exploit the demand.

You can argue that if the event organizers made the fight affordable by turning back the clocks to a vintage time when PPV wasn’t routinely breaking the bank and turning fans away in droves, they would sell more.

“Ryan has the height, the speed, the length, and all that. Tank has that IQ, the experience, and the power. The safe bet is Tank,” said Devin Haney to iD Boxing, giving his thoughts on the Gervonts Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight.

“You can’t sleep on Ryan. He definitely can punch. He’s shown that, but we got to see. Yeah, of course. That’s on the agenda. Hopefully, we can make the fight happen after, but we just got to see,” said Haney when asked if he’d like to fight the winner of the Tank vs. Ryan fight.

“The winner,” said Haney when asked who specifically he’d prefer to fight between Tank and Ryan.

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