“One of the Biggest Lies”: Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis Negotiations Still On? Bernard Hopkins Gives Inside Scoop

Published 01/17/2023, 6:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS – MARCH 30: Boxer Roy Jones Jr. works out at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino March 30, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones will face Bernard Hopkins in a light heavyweight bout on April 3 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Arguably, the most anticipated bout of 2023, Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Devis, is expected to be only a few months away. The whole boxing world could not be more excited about the fight. Meanwhile, legendary boxer Bernard Hopkins has shared some inside bites about the fight which made the audience nervous. The former champion said something very unusual in a recent video. The reporter asked about negotiations for the upcoming fight.

It is strange to hear this kind of comment from the legend himself before the fight when everything is assumed to be completed. According to him, if the issue of negotiation is still not resolved, it will be a big loss for boxing fans.

What Bernard Hopkins has to say about the negotiations?


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If Hopkins is to be believed, then he hinted that it might be possible that negotiations are still not finalized between Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis. He took the example of one of the greatest matches in history, ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ to give a better sense of the scene. In an interview with ES News, the reporter asked, “Any update on Tank vs. Ryan fight?”

In response, Hopkins said, “The negotiations of that fight is like Ali vs. Foreman. Rumble in the jungle. Sayin’ Ali and Foreman.” He also added, “Certain time in boxing life, you know that always have, one of the biggest lies they never be promoted or heard about.”

Not only that, but he also blamed the boxing promotional companies. He said, “The promotional companies, that has to set down and slug it out. Like a heavyweight fight. Unfortunately, before the fans, get the fight.”


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Meanwhile, not only Hopkins, but Ryan Garcia’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya also claimed the same thing. Let’s look at what he has to say about the contract.

‘The Golden Boy did not receive any contract

Recently, ‘The Golden Boy’, Oscar De La Hoya, who is also the promoter of Ryan Garcia, stated that he has not received any kind of contract from Davis’s side on Twitter. He wrote, “I have no contract, deadline for me is Monday or I’m moving on. #DavisGarcia”. He also added, “Can we just go back to real boxing soon?” he may have pointed out to Gervonta Davis.


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Now the question that arises is, can we witness the most anticipated fight of the year in April? During the negotiations before finalizing the date for Garcia-Tank, there was a lot of confusion. However, what are your thoughts on the matter? Let us know in the comments.

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Soumyajit Karmakar

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Soumyajit is a boxing writer at EssentiallySports, an avid fan of combat sports. He completed his graduation in Biology and developed an interest in writing from the initial days. A tech enthusiast with interest in sports, music, finance, crypto, and stocks.

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