Garcia confident in securing rematch with Davis: 'Because he can't sell pay-per-views'

Ryan Garcia is confident that he will be able to secure himself an opportunity to correct the blemish currently on his professional record, a sole loss to Gervonta Davis.

Davis (29-0, 27KOs) and Garcia (23-1, 19KOs) would collide in one of the first ‘super fights’ of 2023 back in April at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The intrigue and attention the contest and promotion received were positive and generated 1.2 million sales on Showtime PPV and income over $22.8 million in gate receipts. These gate receipts made the event one of the highest-earning gates in Las Vegas history for a boxing event held in Sin City. 

Despite the solid financial figures, Garcia would be dropped twice in the fight against Davis, firstly in round two and secondly in round seven. Garcia would fail to beat the count after the second knockdown and dropped to the first defeat of his career. 

However, Garcia is using the financial element of his encounter with Davis as a reason why Davis will consider giving him a rematch. 

Garcia would take aim at Davis’s pay-per-view figures in an interview with, believing that Davis can not just fight ‘any random dude’ and that he (Garcia) made Davis a star due to the impressive pay-per-view sales the pair generated. 

“He’s going to have to come to me. Do you know why? Because he can’t sell pay-per-views,” Garcia told in an interview. 

“He can’t be a star if he’s doing 150,000 buys [before fighting me]. How can he be a star? I popped him up. Remember that. I gave him some stardom. Now, he’s poppin’. You need two fighters to tango. So if he thinks he can come back and fight some random dude and do a PPV, he’s not. But we’ll see what he does.”

Garcia himself will make a long-awaited return to action on December 2nd at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the first time he will appear following the defeat to Davis. 

Garcia will face the hard-hitting Oscar Duarte Jurado (26-1-1, 21KOs) in a contest set at 140lbs. 

Garcia hopes to find himself back amongst the mix and could find himself facing the likes of Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez Jr., Shakur Stevenson, Regis Prograis and Gervonta Davis. 

Garcia responded to this reality, believing that he is the cream of the crop in talent and the marquee name with the selling power in any prospective fight between those mentioned. 

“At the end of the day, they are all going to need me, and that’s just facts,” said Garcia. “I can make way bigger fights than [Davis] than he can make by himself. So he’s going to have to see me for the money because he likes money. He should be thanking me. I just blessed him with around $30 million. He should be like, ‘damn, alright you’re a good guy.’ But he’s always poking jabs and talking shit because he knows that wasn’t me [in the fight].”