Big Bank? Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia agree to wager purses ahead of their fight

Sweeting the pot? Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia make an interesting agreement ahead of their showdown.

By: Kristen King | 2 months ago
Big Bank? Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia agree to wager purses ahead of their fight
Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia at a pre-fight press conference in March 2023 | IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia have upped the ante ahead of their upcoming fight on Saturday. 

Davis and Garcia make a bet

During an Instagram live on Monday, Gervonta Davis and streamer Kai Cenat were joined by Ryan Garcia. After sharing some words, Davis and Cenat proposed a bet, which led to this exchange: 

“What do you want to bet?,” asked Garcia.

“The whole thing,” responded Davis and Cenat.

“Everything is already on the line,” said Garcia. “Let’s go.”

“No, [bet] the whole purse,” responded Davis. 

“I just did,” quipped Garcia.

This went on for a few seconds before Davis asked Garcia again about their bet. This time, ‘King’ went further, telling Davis that they should sign a contract that states they indeed agree to wager their entire purses on the fight. It appeared as though Davis contacted someone on his team to get Al Haymon — his representative — to ‘write up’ the contract. 

Their exchange ended, and ‘Tank’ went after Garcia over getting ‘stopped’ in an alleged sparring incident recently. 

You can watch the entire exchange below, courtesy of Fight Hub TV on YouTube.

What have Davis, Garcia done recently?

Whether Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia follow through on their bet remains to be seen, but it is a fun addition to their highly anticipated fight. It is contested at a catchweight, so Davis’ lightweight title is not on the line. 

In their most recent appearances, the undefeated upstarts have earned finishes. Davis retained his WBA (Regular) lightweight title with an eight-round TKO of Héctor Garcia this past January. And Garcia added a former titleholder in Javier Fortuna to his résumé with a sixth-round KO. 

When is Davis vs. Garcia?

Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia goes down on Sat., April 22, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view, streaming on Showtime and DAZN, starts at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Davis and Garcia are expected to head to the ring around 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT.

Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for updates, results and highlights on Davis vs. Garcia. 

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Kristen King
Kristen King

Kristen King is a writer for Bloody Elbow. She has covered combat sports since 2016, getting her start with outlets such as FanSided, MyMMANews and MMA-Prospects. She joined the BE team in 2020, covering a mix of news, events and injuries. In her time with BE, Kristen has created ‘Fright of the Night,’ a series that highlights some of the worst injuries in the sport.

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