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Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia agree ‘framework’ for the match


Do you like the idea of ​​Gervonta Davis versus Ryan Garcia? Dream matches seem more real than ever.

The undefeated, rising young stars agreed to a “framework of an agreement” to meet in a 136-pound seizing weight class fight, according to Sports Illustrated, citing “sources familiar with the fights. negotiate.”

Organizers are targeting January in Las Vegas.

However, reaching an agreement on who will broadcast the fight could be an important tipping point.

SI is reporting that Davis’ promoter, Mayweather Promotions, is demanding Showtime – which aired Davis’ last 11 fights – get exclusive pay-per-view rights to the event.

That could be a problem for Garcia and his handlers, who are affiliated with the DAZN streaming service, whose executives will want a slice of the financial pie. .

Garcia fought at 140 pounds in his last two bouts but agreed to fight at 136 pounds, slightly over the one-pound limit. Davis also fought at 140 but dropped to 135 for his last two games.

Neither Davis (27-0.25 KOs) nor Garcia (23-0.19 KOs) hold a major title at the moment. However, that doesn’t matter with their popularity.

Both have millions of followers on social media. And Davis has packed arenas in multiple cities.

Davis is about to have a Rolando Romero sixth-round knockout in May. Garcia last fought in July, when he stopped Javier Fortuna in July.

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