“Mike Coming In With the Gasoline”: Forgotten Clip of Mike Tyson Trying To Make Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia Fight Possible Sends Fans in Frenzy

Published 03/09/2023, 3:15 PM EST

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The boxing realm has to wait a lot for the highly anticipated fight between arch-rivals Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis. This duo has been holding grudges against each other for a long time, going back and forth on social media but could not make this fight happen. But now finally they are going to settle their business in the ring on April 22 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. As per the contract, the 12-round fight will be fought at catchweight of 136 lbs for Davis’ WBA lightweight title.

Prior to this, there was a time when Garcia was asking Davis for the shot but the latter was not paying heed to his words. Then, Mike Tyson, the former two-time heavyweight champion played a very important role. He brought them together on the call and initiated the talks of their fight.

In 2020, when ‘KingRy’ joined Tyson’s podcast fresh off knocking out Luke Campbell in the seventh round, Tyson talked about the feud between Garcia and Davis.


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While doing so Garcia expressed that he was eager to fight Davis and as a result Tyson called Tank and let them talk face-to-face for the first time to make this fight happen.

Recently, the clip of that video call surfaced on Twitter. A page named BoxingKingdom shared it and wrote, “Ryan Garcia & Gervonta’s first video call with Mike Tyson & Jeremy Piven that started the feud!”


This short clip is really exciting because it was the first time when Davis clarified his intentions to fight Garcia. It made Garcia dance and interestingly Tyson also joined in that celebration. When fans came across this, ahead of the grudge match, they reacted to it.

How did fans react to the video of Mike Tyson trying to make Garcia vs Davis?

Fabian wrote, “It’s the ari gold in him.”

Sauce Boss dubbed Garcia as a TikTok bot. Notable, Garcia is among the most famous boxers on social media. He has more than 10 million followers on Instagram.

Hunter wrote, “Mike coming in with the gasoline. lol”

j money is excited for this much anticipated fight.

One fan by the name of TYRANT tweeted, “Who you got?”


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The duo recently had an exciting first press conference in New York City. Where they promised to bring in some fireworks on the scheduled date inside the ring.


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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.