De La Hoya: Davis vs. Garcia is a 50-50 fight

Oscar De La Hoya, a hall-of-fame boxer and now the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions was brutally honest about his fighter Ryan Garcia’s pay-per-view fight against Gervonta Davis, this coming Saturday, April 22nd, on Showtime pay-per-view. 

De La Hoya, who is no stranger to fighting on the biggest stages the sport has ever seen, sees this fight about focus. Whoever losses focus will lose the fight as the two fighters are that evenly matched in his eyes. 

The keyword De La Hoya kept referring to is focus. In De La Hoya’s mind the fight will be determined by one fighter losing the ability to live in the moment. 

“Whoever makes the first mistake is going to go down,” said Oscar De La Hoya to Zittel of at Ryan Garcia’s media workout in Beverly Hills, California. “That's it. I don't know if it's gonna be Ryan or if it's going to be Gervonta, but whoever makes the first mistake is gonna go down. That's how elite [these guys are]."

As for the winner of the fight. De La Hoya was overjoyed at the thoughts of a potential trilogy between the two, but simply stated that between the lightweight and junior welterweight division a lot of great fights are available for the winner of this bout. De La Hoya feels the winner of this fight will be the fighter who controls the big fights of this era it seems. 

“There's a lot of opportunities out there you have Teofimo Lopez he's fighting Josh Taylor, which is a good fight. The [135 lbs and 140 lbs] pound division right now is [is very deep and tons of great match-up can be made]. So the winner of April 22 is going to have a lot of options. He will be the man, winning this fight April 22.”