Gervonta Davis has finally broken his silence about potentially fighting Ryan Garcia.
Garcia has been pounding the table in recent months – and even more so this week after knocking out Javier Fortuna on Saturday – calling for a tilt with Tank.
On Friday night, Davis expressed his stance on the super fight.
“I haven’t been going back and forth with Ryan because we all know he’s not a man of his word, but I do know it’s a possibility of the fight happening. So I rather stay quiet till the deal is locked. Nothing means anything now,” Davis wrote on social media.
“Yea, we can make it happen to say the least. It’s already locked in if people do what’s right, ya know.”
In a more cryptic statement, the Baltimore-bred Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) wrote: “And another thing – tell homie to stop talking for me.”
On Thursday, promoter Floyd Mayweather said that if the fight were to happen, it would have to take place at 135 pounds, and that he could stage the fight by the end of the year.
“I really hate fighting in December because it’s my birthday month but for some put up money – sh!dddd. I’m ready. I hit a line locked. Don’t f— with me!” said Davis, who’ll turn 28 years old on Nov. 7.
The Southern California-based Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) has been adamant that his career will continue at 140 pounds ever since he weighed in for the Fortuna fight.
But on Friday, before Davis started tweeting, Garcia took a step back from his stance and said that he would fight Davis at any weight, at any time, and in any place.
Davis has fought across 130, 135, and 140 pounds since 2020. His last two fights were against Isaac Cruz and Rolando Romero at the lightweight limit.
One of the major obstacles around the fight outside of both sides agreeing on a weight will be the negotiations around which platform will carry the fight.
Garcia promoter Golden Boy is adamant that DAZN needs to be a part of the pay-per-view, while Showtime, the network tied to Mayweather Promotions, has insisted they do not need the involvement of the niche streaming service.
Less than one hour after his tweet storm, Davis deleted all of the messages that he had published.
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