The biggest fight in all of boxing is finally here after all the trash talk. Gervonta and Ryan will meet in Las Vegas next year. According to sources, the fight will be at a catchweight of 136 pounds.
A tuneup bout will be held on January 7th when Davis fights. The star boxer's trial for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident is scheduled to take place in Baltimore in February. According to a source, an interim fight could be on the cards.
There's still a long way to go before the two step in the ring -- Davis must win and emerge without injury from his interim fight -- but it's not too early to dive into some of the biggest questions about a fight that will truly supersede the sport.
This isn't a title fight, but a genuine superfight in a sport short on them, so I'll give it a 9.
The fight has so much. Two concussive punchers with amazing hand speed and no B side. The two fighters bring in a lot of younger fans. One can argue that Errol Spence-Terence Crawford and Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk mean more in terms of boxing prestige, but Tank-Garcia will cross over to the mainstream in a different way.
The winner of this fight will be placed on the pound for pound list.
Davis will be the betting favorite and with good reason, but this feels like a very close race when all is said and done.
Both boxers are new to the sport and will be taking a huge step up. The only world title that Davis has ever won is a 130-pound belt. He won a seventh-round knockout of Campbell last year. He survived his first career knockout in that victory.
The best boxer in the sport is the one with the fastest hand. He is larger and stronger than Davis, standing at 5-foot-11.
Davis is the superior boxer. The southpaw jab of Davis will be crucial to the fight.
The bout will take place at a 136-pound catchweight and both boxers have competed at both 135 and 140 pounds.
The four titles could be off the table for both of them next year because of talks to square off for the 135-pound title. Josh Taylor's second fight with Jack Catterall will take place at 140 pounds.
Davis-Garcia is larger than belts. The winner should be able to chart his path going forward. This feels like a fight in which both boxers will raise their stock by taking part in the event. Making a fight this large is a win.