Oscar De La Hoya’s Promotion Accused of Stopping Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis

Published 09/17/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia celebrates with Oscar de la Hoya after his victory against Luke Campbell for WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)


Just a day ago, the internet sensation, Ryan Garcia, shared an honest notion of why his fight with Gervonta Davis will never come to life. Garcia asserted that Mayweather Promotions would never allow him to take on a fighter from a different promotion company. These statements prompted Leonard Ellerbe to respond to ‘King Ry’.

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Ellerbe flipped the tables and put all the blame back on Garcia and Golden Boy Promotions. When asked on Twitter he said, ”GB [Golden Boy Promotions] don’t want that smoke,”

“Ryan Garcia, this not it, bruh lol, for real!! You know damn well what time of day it is so, please stop fronting for the fans,”

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“You know damn well I tried to make that fight, and YOUR promoter said you had other plans. Don’t have me put the doc out there and expose it, stop playing,” (h/t Boxing News 24)

Garcia and ‘Tank’ Davis are the two biggest rivals in the fight world now. Both the undefeated stars never spare a chance to hit out at each other. After Garcia secured a win against Luke Campbell earlier this year, it seemed as if a fight between ‘King Ry’ and Davis would come to life. Unfortunately, the two teams couldn’t figure out a way to agree to a deal.

Davis vs Garcia’s fight is important for the sport in general, as it can bring in enough eyeballs and attention.

Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis – Will this fight ever reach the ring?

Garcia and Davis’ clash seems far from happening now. However, for it to happen, one of the fighters will have to leave their promotion and sign for the other.

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Also, ‘Tank’ now fights at the super-lightweight frame, whereas Garcia is still tracing his pathway at lightweight. Looking at how these two are taking their careers ahead, their fight seems unlikely at this point.

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Despite the current scenario, the duo is far from hanging their gloves. Hence, they can collide at some point in the future. However, the onus will be on Garcia to secure wins and position himself as the only man worthy of a fight against Davis.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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