Watch Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia almost come to blows on stage in heated press conference ahead of super-fight
GERVONTA DAVIS and Ryan Garcia almost came to blows on stage during a heated press conference ahead of their super-fight.
The unbeaten American rivals clash in a 136lb catchweight contest in Las Vegas on April 22.
AlamyGervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia face off in LA[/caption]
They embarked on a two-city press tour, starting in New York and ending in Los Angeles to promote the pay-per-view grudge match.
The first conference was a cordial affair but tempers threatened to boil over just 24 hours later when they two went face to face again.
Davis appeared to fake a punch which just missed Garcia, who postured as though he ducked away from the shot.
A war of words then ensued before both were told to calm down.
Oscar De La Hoya is one of the co-promoters for the fight, over 15 years after his 2007 blockbuster with Floyd Mayweather.
De La Hoya, now 50, was beaten by Mayweather, 46, but celebrated PPV sales of 2.4MILLION.
But it is a figure he believes his fighter Garcia, 24, and Davis, 28, are capable of surpassing.
De La Hoya said: “I truly feel in terms of numbers and business, I really do feel this is like Mayweather-De La Hoya.
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“I believe it can do – you know, people called me crazy when I said it can do two million homes – I believe it can break 2.4 million homes that me and Mayweather did. It’s that big of a fight.
“Come to think of it, I believe Tank and Ryan, or maybe Tank, is bigger than Mayweather [was] when he fought me, with world titles and he [has] popularity and Instagram followers, and this and that.
“So, we’re in a different world. We’re in a different, you know, time and, you know, these kids are the very best.
“And the fact that they’re fighting each other, it creates the perfect storm.”
Esther Lin/SHOWTIMERyan Garcia and Gervonta Davis ahead of their fight[/caption]