Coming up Saturday night in Las Vegas, it’s one of the most anticipated fights of 2023, as the unbeaten Gervonta “Tank” Davis and “KingRy” Ryan Garcia square off in a PPV showdown. And, while there’s not a specific world title up for grabs in this one, it still has plenty to look over, preview and digest.
Let’s take a look at this one by the numbers:
51- The number of victories for Davis (28-0) and Garcia (23-0) without a loss. That includes the two fighters combining for 45 KOs, as well. This is why there is tremendous build up on which fighter will hand the other their first defeat?
20,000- The approximate seating capacity of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight has already been declared a “sell-out” even though tickets remain available on the secondary markets.
$535- From our friends at TicketSmarter, that’s the cheapest “get in the building” price as of Wednesday morning at over $500 (a massive amount) on average for the upper level of the arena. The premium, non-ringside, cheapest tickets were still in excess of over $1,200 per ticket, while the ringside seats were in upwards of $9,000.
Excess of $10 million- The estimate of the “live gate” revenue for ticket sales for Garcia-Davis. This would make it one of the most lucrative in house money makers in Las Vegas in recent years. Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin held their trilogy fight in the same arena last September, but despite the names and intrigue, it didn’t have near the demand price-wise on the secondary market, as Davis-Garcia does.
28, 24– The ages of Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia, respectively, which is one of the many intriguing parts of this bout. Both fighters certainly in the prime part of their careers with many more years and potential bigger fights looming.
280- The number of days on Saturday night, since Garcia’s last bout (a sixth round KO of Javier Fortuna on July 16th, 2022) and coupled with his 12 round decision over Emanuel Tagoe in April of 2022 are the only two fights he’s had since January 2nd of 2021. That’s a period of 25 months headed into Saturday night. Meanwhile…
105- Days since Davis was last in the ring. That was his 9th round TKO over Hector Luis Garcia on January 7th. With his three other fights/victories over Mario Barrios, Isaac Cruz and “Rolly Romero” going back to June of 2021, he’s been far more active with four fights in 21 months.
500,000- The estimated number of pay per view buys from industry experts for Davis-Garcia. If the number exceeds that, it will be the most prominent PPV in the U.S. not involving Canelo or a heavyweight title fight in years.
2.5 – 1 – The current betting odds for Davis as the favorite in the bout according to BetUS Sportsbook with Garcia being a modest 2-1 underdog (+200) on the money line. Davis is -140 to knock Garcia out, while Garcia is a “juicy” +340 on the knockout prop of Davis. The O/U on the number of rounds the fight is projected to last is 7.5.