Garcia Davis Rematch: Is It Happening or Is Garcia Moving Up? AP

Garcia Davis Rematch: Is It Happening or Is Garcia Moving Up?



April 22nd, 2024

The boxing world is buzzing after Ryan Garcia's shocking victory over Devin Haney on April 20th. This fight, which was already generating massive hype, took an even wilder turn when Garcia missed weight for the super lightweight title bout. Despite the weight disadvantage, Garcia dominated the fight, knocking Haney down three times and securing a majority decision win.

Following his upset victory, Garcia set his sights on a different opponent: Gervonta "Tank" Davis. Davis is the fighter who inflicted Garcia's only professional loss back in 2023. However, in a surprising twist, Garcia doesn't seem interested in a rematch at the lightweight limit (140 pounds).

Here's why a Garcia Davis rematch might be off the table

Garcia's Move to Welterweight: Garcia claims his body struggles to make the 140-pound weight limit. He has declared his intention to move up to the welterweight division (147 pounds).

Catchweight Only: Garcia is open to facing Davis, but only at a catchweight (a weight agreed upon by both fighters that falls outside the traditional weight classes). This would likely be around 144-145 pounds.

What does this mean?

The future of a Garcia Davis rematch is uncertain. Davis is still scheduled for a lightweight fight against Frank Martin in June.

If Davis wins: Negotiations for a catchweight bout between Garcia and Davis could become a reality. If Davis loses: The boxing world's attention might shift elsewhere, potentially diminishing the appeal of a Garcia Davis fight.

Regardless of the outcome of Davis' upcoming fight, Garcia's move to welterweight throws a wrench into the possibility of a rematch. Boxing fans will have to wait and see if Garcia and Davis can agree on terms for a future showdown.

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