After a series of unedifying stories surrounding the sport of late, coupled with big fights simply not being made, this feels like a landmark moment.
Two undefeated fighters in their respective primes will attempt to cement their legacy. There are no belts on the line, it is simply a clash of big names looking to test themselves against the very best.
‘Tank’ Davis and ‘KingRy’ Garcia have had plenty to say to each other over the last few months but will finally do their talking in the ring.
Billed as ‘It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This’ for a reason, the sight of two such big names meeting in the squared circle is a welcome distraction from some of the politicking we’ve seen elsewhere.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Davis vs Garcia date, start time, venue and ring walks
Davis vs Garcia takes place during the early hours of Sunday April 23, 2023 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main card is scheduled to start at midnight in the UK with ring walks expected at around 5am BST, although they are subject to change depending on how the rest of the fights develop.
Davis vs Garcia fight card/undercard in full
The chief support sees Cuban fighter David Morrell Jr defend his WBA regular super middleweight title against the Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao.
Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia
David Morrell Jr vs Yamaguchi Falcao
Bektemir Melikuziev vs Gabriel Rosado
Elijah Garcia vs Kevin Salgado Zambrano
Fiodor Czerkaszyn vs Elias Espadas
Vito Mielnicki Jr vs Jose Sanchez Charles
Floyd Schofield vs Jesus Valentin Leon
Lorenzo Simpson vs Pachino Hill
Tristan Kalkreuth vs Jaime Solorio
Jalil Major Hackett vs Jason Phillips
Cuttino Oliver vs Roberto Cantu Pena
How to watch Davis vs Garcia
TV channel: In the UK, Davis vs Garcia will be broadcast on DAZN. That platform is available on an app if you have a smart TV but also Sky channel 429.
Live stream: The DAZN App will also offer a live stream across mobile devices, laptops, games consoles and more.
A subscription to DAZN start from £9.99 per month in the UK.
LIVE coverage: You can follow the whole card with Standard Sport’s dedicated fight blog.
Davis vs Garcia prediction
There are so many positives to both Davis and Garcia that it is difficult to select an obvious winner.
Still, the punching power Davis has will be hard for Garcia to handle, particularly having come down in weight.
Garcia certainly boasts speed and is by no means a light puncher but it is Davis who boasts the more venomous shots. Luke Campbell cannot match Davis for power and he was able to knock Garcia down, albeit the American shot straight back up.
Still, ‘Tank’ does tend to start slowly and cannot afford to switch off against a fighter of Garcia’s quality.
Even with that in mind, however, it’s hard to look past Davis stopping him late.
Davis to win via KO.
Davis vs Garcia weigh-in results
The fight will be under a catchweight at 136lb. During the morning of the weigh-in, Garcia can come no heavier than 146.
Check back in for results on Friday!
Davis vs Garcia betting odds
Davis to win by KO/TKO: 8/11
Garcia to win by KO/TKO: 15/4
Davis to win by decision: 11/2
Garcia to win by decision: 17/2
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.