April's bout between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia is already being labelled as a potential fight of the year candidate.
Two of boxing's biggest names have agreed to put their reputations on the line at a catchweight of 136 lb, and both have promised explosive performances as they look to prove who is the top dog.
Both men usually fight at the lightweight limit of 135 lbs, but with nothing on the line, they have agreed to fight at a higher weight.
Neither fighter has ever tasted defeat, and both carry power, so this contest could be an absolute classic in the fighting capital of the world.
|What||Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia|
|Where||T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|When||11:30 PM ET, Saturday, April 22nd, 2023|
|How to watch||DAZN|
|Odds||Gervonta Davis -280, Draw +1400, Ryan Garcia +220|
Davis and Garcia are set to face off on the night of Saturday, April 22nd.
The main card is due to start at 9 PM ET, while ring walks are expected to begin at 11:30 PM ET.
Davis and Garcia will meet at the iconic T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Davis has already fought at the venue, stopping Francisco Fonseca, while Garcia has also enjoyed a knockout win at the T-Mobile Arena, beating Tyrone Luckey inside the distance back in 2017.
Davis' fight with Garcia will be shown live on DAZN PPV.
Davis is as short as -280 to win the fight, while Garcia is priced as the +220 outsider.
Known as "Tank", Davis has showcased tremendous power throughout his career so far, and he is -138 to win by KO, TKO or disqualification.
Garcia, who will have height and reach advantage, is +375 to win by the same method or +850 to win by decision or technical decision.
No belts will be on the line in Las Vegas, even though Davis has won his fair share over the years.
He has held multiple world titles in three different weight classes, but his WBA (regular) lightweight title will not be up for grabs, mainly due to the fact that the contest is at 136 lbs.
Garcia's best win came in 2021 when he knocked out Luke Campbell to win the WBC interim lightweight title, but he has yet to win an official world crown.
Davis' record stands at 28-0, and he is widely regarded as one of the biggest punchers in the lightweight division.
The American southpaw is aggressive, fast and dangerous in every fight, and he has proven that by winning 26 of his contests inside the distance.
Davis has stopped the likes of Yuriorkis Gamboa, Leo Santa Cruz, Mario Barrios, Rolando Romero and Hector Luis Garcia so far, and at 28, he still has plenty of time left to cause more damage.
Garcia, known as "King Ry", is also unbeaten, but his record is 23-0.
The Californian made his debut in 2016, and he is one of Golden Boy Promotions' biggest names.
Wins over Romero Duno and Fransisco Fonseca helped build his confidence towards the end of 2019 and the start of 2020 before he stopped Campbell 12 months later.
He has since recorded impressive victories over Emmanuel Tagoe and Javier Fortuna, and Garcia looks to have grown into his frame in recent years.
Nineteen of his 23 wins have come via stoppage, and he cannot be overlooked for this bout, despite Davis' freakish power.
The WBA super-middleweight title will be on the line on the undercard as David Morrell takes on Sena Agbeko.
There are bound to be fireworks when Gabriel Rosado returns to the ring, as he will face Bektemir Melikuziev at super-middleweight.
The pair first met in 2021, and Melikuziev will be out for revenge after Rosado recorded a stunning one-punch knockout victory.
Elsewhere, Elijah Garcia will look to extend his record to 15-0 when he faces Kevin Salgado at middleweight.
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