Ever since names like Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez, Devin Haney, Gervont Davis, and some other boxers have crystallized in the lightweight professional boxing category, we are constantly waiting to start arranging their matches.
However, potentially the most exciting category of world boxing is constantly evolving. There were some negotiations, but no matches. Apart from the negotiations, there was a conflict, which is now a new series, but it seems with a slightly higher chance than usual that the match will really take place.
Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis have a desire to do a mutual match, and on some financial side it would be the strongest match of the category. Although none currently owns any of the elite belts, which are with George Kambosos and Haney, they are certainly the most famous and popular.
Unlike Gervonte, who last boxed in December, Garcia currently has a match scheduled for April against Emmanuel Tagoe, but immediately after that, he is ready to sign a contract for the match against Davis. However, he is making it known through the media that he has no intention of handing over the lead to Floyd Mayweather.
"He can do a pay-per-view against someone else, but I guarantee he won't do very well. The only PPV that undoubtedly goes well is him and me." "We just need to find conditions that will suit both of us," Garcia told Inside Boxing, immediately adding a message to Davis: And no guy, you’re not a bigger star than me.
Don't even talk. I'm a bigger star than you, you won't admit it, but I'll bite my ego and give you a 50-50 split. "
Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia titles
If we look at the results so far, 27-year-old Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) is still a more successful and certainly bigger boxer when we compare the two.
He has already held the IBF and WBA semi-lightweight titles and currently holds the WBA regular lightweight title, which he held until recently in the super lightweight category. Four years younger Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) has not held a more valuable title so far.
With the victory in his last match, when he defeated Luke Campbell in January 2021, he took the temporary WBC belt, but due to inactivity, he was already left without it. What is a fact is that Garcia certainly has a huge number of fans.
8.7 million people follow him on Instagram alone. Gervonta is here at 3.2. For comparison, Devin Haney is followed by 1.1 million, Teofimo Lopez, who moved to the super lightweight category, under 800 thousand, while George Kambosos is at 435 thousand.
We will also mention that Vasiliy Lomachenko is at just over two million. There is no doubt that "King Ryan", despite only one major match in his career, is truly a superstar in terms of popularity.