By: Sean Crose
Hall of Fame and Golden Boy Promotions warrior Oscar De La Hoya says FightHub’s Marcos Villegas that he believes the much-anticipated Ryan Garcia-Gervonta Davis match announcement will come “in the next few days.” If true, that’s big news for fans, huge news. It is sometimes said that young, undefeated, tough and very popular fighters will fight each other on April 15. De La Hoya, who happened to be Garcia’s promoter, confirmed to Villegas that the real war was about to be signed. “It’s not official yet,” De La Hoya said. “Will it be over? Yes, it will be done.
Indeed, De La Hoya claims that the wheel of the big promotion has already begun to move, even though the contract has yet to be signed. “Ryans’ has already entered the camp,” De La Hoya said. “He’s in Miami, and Gervonta, he’s a monster, he’s trained there.” If the public comments mean anything, it’s clear that both Davis and Garcia are eager to be thrown down. Regarding the unsigned match, De La Hoya said: “I don’t want to go into it – there are a lot of small details, but they are secondary, they are secondary.
And when does De La Hoya think the signature will finally appear on paper? “I think in the next few days,” he said. “In the next few days, we will make an official announcement.” De La Hoya then went on to discuss possible locations for the fight. “The leaders are MGM and T Mobile (both in Las Vegas),” he said. “I really love MGM, but T Mobile has more seats so you can accommodate more people.” On the surface, at least De La Hoya appeared quite confident. “I really feel that the fight here will just blow it out of the water.”
And why is the negotiation slow? “It’s a very complicated deal – very, very complicated,” he said. “It took a lot of hours, a lot of back-and-forth negotiations.” De La Hoya rightly felt that the battle of Garcia-Davis would be a remarkable event. In a boxing world where big fights don’t seem to happen as much as they do, the fan base could really use a boost. De La Hoya said: “The fight here is very important. “April 15order will make history and more.”