By: Sean Cross
So the Jervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia superfight that was supposedly set for April is actually not set. Garcia’s publicist Oscar de la Hoya tweeted on Sunday: “I have no contract, my last day is Monday or I will move on.” #Davis GarciaHe said. Speculation has run wild, with some saying the fight will never happen, while others arguing that De La Hoya is playing negotiation games here. In reality, however, the promising contract for the Davis-Garcia fight was never signed. All the talk about the build-up to the fight, while extremely promising, is always at least a little empty.
Not that the much-anticipated showdown fell through. In reality, only the usual boxing politics can be played here. Still, the tweet from De La Hoya certainly didn’t leave fans in a good mood. For what it’s worth, it seems like both Davis and Garcia at least really want the fight to happen. If both really do, then it will happen. And if not – it’s bad news for the sport that often alienates its fan base. This time, however, the news will be particularly harsh, indicating that boxing is no longer a business where the world knows who the best fighter is.