Ryan Garcia confirms he got $30M for Gervonta Davis fight

By Boxing News - 07/19/2023 - Comments

By Adam Baskin: Ryan Garcia confirmed today that his take for his fight with Gervonta Davis was $30 million for their main event fight on Showtime  PPV last April. Ryan says the event pulled in $100 million.

It’s not hard to imagine that Tank Davis’ purse was $40-50 million in the neighborhood, which could mean we won’t see him back in the ring this year.

It would be very surprising if Tank is motivated enough to get back in action after making that kind of dough for an easy night’s work with his seventh round knockout of Ryan, who quit one knee after taking a liver shot.

Earlier today, Oscar De La Hoya blabbed about Ryan’s $30M take for the fight with Gervonta and seemed pleased except for the strength-draining 136-lb catchweight that Garcia had agreed to.

Ryan’s net worth before his fight with Tank Davis was a reported $20 million, but now it’s increased to $50M. He said recently that he’s moving to Dallas, Texas, which is a beautiful  & surprisingly affordable housing. The only downside is the weather is similar to Las Vegas.

Some boxing fans on social media feel that Ryan Garcia didn’t deserve the fight with Tank Davis because his resume was suspect, filled with weak opposition from top to bottom.

It didn’t matter that Ryan never fought quality opposition. He got the payday against Tank Davis because of these reasons:

A. 11 million Instagram followers
B. Lack of experience
C. Poor defense
D. Weak resume

It’s fair to say that the chances are greater that Ryan fights again this year than Tank Davis, as he seems more ambitious and wants to improve his game.

Ryan has been training with his new coach Derrick James lately in Dallas, putting in the work to try and become a world champion.

In contrast, Gervonta has been in jail, and the only thing we’ve seen from him since he was released was a picture of him holding huge stacks of $100 bills.

It appeared that he was holding at least $1 million in cash, which is an insane amount of paper money to be keeping around.

Ryan has a lot of options for his next fight at 140, depending on whether he wants to take a risky fight or not.

The easiest option Ryan has to pick up a belt would be to face WBC light welterweight champion Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, but he’ll have to wait until he’s free.

The WBA ordered Rolly to defend against his mandatory Ohara Daviees next. Ryan probably won’t want to wait before getting back in action, and you can’t blame him.