With massive PPV numbers and gate figures from Davis-Garcia megafight, Oscar De La Hoya-helmed promotional company once again proves that it is the place to be for the biggest events
Hot off the news that the Gervonta “Tank” Davis vs. ”King” Ryan Garcia fight drew the fifth highest boxing gate in history of Las Vegas and sold more PPVs than any real boxing match in years, Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya released the following statement:
“I’ve said it for as long as I have been a promoter: If you put together the fights that fans want to see, people will tune in – and in huge numbers. Along with Ryan, we were extremely proud to have forced the fight into happening, and the results speak for themselves. From identifying the best prospects all the way through selling massive events at the top of the sport, there is one company that can make it all happen; that’s Golden Boy.”
The estimated 1.2 million buys and $22 million gate represents the most successful professional boxing match since Canelo-Golovkin II more than 4 ½ years ago (another Golden Boy-promoted event). With promotion for the Tank-King Ryan fight largely taking place across different social media platforms, Golden Boy has further proven it can move and change with the media landscape to still deliver the biggest events in the sport.
Gervonta Davis’s thrilling seventh-round knockout of Ryan Garcia on Saturday night on SHOWTIME PPV®, in which Davis took out Garcia with a devastating body shot, will premiere on SHOWTIME this Saturday, April 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, giving fans another chance to take in Davis’s picture-perfect, two-knockdown performance against the previously undefeated Garcia.
In addition, ALL ACCESS: DAVIS VS. GARCIA EPILOGUE will premiere immediately following the delayed telecast, capping a memorable buildup chronicled by the Emmy® Award-winning series, which was recently nominated for two more Sports EMMY Awards. ALL ACCESS: Davis vs. Romero Epilogue was nominated for Outstanding Edited Event Coverage, while ALL ACCESS: Spence vs. Ugas was nominated for Outstanding Writing – Long Form. ALL ACCESS has now been nominated for 13 Sports EMMY Awards since it premiered in 2012, winning five times. This year’s Sports EMMY Award winners will be revealed at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 22.