Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia at 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 22
By Craig Daly: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Ryan Garcia will be squaring off next month at the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for their mega-fight on Showtime PPV.
Given the small venue for the Davis-Garcia fight, it’s possible that ticket prices could be priced through the roof due to the enormous demand and the limited capacity of the arena. It won’t be a big deal for fans with fat wallets, but for people that can’t afford the cost, they’ll be priced out.
The tickets will likely sell out fast for the Tank vs. Ryan fight, as there’s a massive amount of interest for this 136-lb catchweight mega-clash. We could see the venue sell out within a day or two, depending on the high ticket prices.
Ryan Garcia’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya, hopes the fight is competitive, as he wants a lucrative rematch for his fighter against the unbeaten Tank Davis (28-0, 26 KOs). De La Hoya is even talking about four fights between them, which shows you how far the Golden Boy promoter’s feet are off the ground at the moment.
It’s challenging to know what went into the organizers of the Tank vs. Ryan event to choose the smaller venue of the T-Mobile Arena rather than the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, but apart from it being less costly, it’s possible that the platform wasn’t available for the April 22 date.
When promoters book a large venue, they must be sure that fans will fill it. Otherwise, they’ll lose money with an open platform, as we saw with Floyd Mayweather Jr’s recent exhibition match against Aaron Chalmers on February 25th at the O2 Arena in London.
The organizers for that venue thought the Mayweather-Chalmers exhibition would fill the 20,000-seat O2 arena, but they turned out to be wrong when only a tiny trickle of fans showed up.
“I thought he looked better than I expected,” said Chris Colbert to Fighthype about Hector Garcia in his loss to Gervonta Davis. “Tank is going to knock him out mid to late,” said Colbert, predicting a knockout win for Tank Davis over Ryan Garcia.
“I think he [Garcia] makes too many mistakes. If Ryan is going to win, Ryan has got to knock him out early. His chances are to knock him out early and catch him with that hook when he’s tired.
“He’s got to stay away from Gervonta Davis’ relentlessness, speed & power early.
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