When it became apparent that Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis will not fight in 2022, the boxing world briefly fell apart. Before it was too late for their careers, there was question that it would even occur.

It looks that both boxers have now teamed up to provide the fans with the fight that they desire and that boxing sorely needs.

Davis and Garcia declared on social media that they would square off in Las Vegas at the start of 2023. Prior to his match with Garcia on January 7, he will contend with an unidentified opponent, according to Davis.

Garcia wrote on Twitter, "I'm so happy this fight is finally set up – I want it more than anything right now."

"I know I'm going to be the biggest boxer in the world because I've put in the work and am in the prime of my career. This legacy begins right now.

It took a while to arrive at this point. Davis and Garcia had the opportunity to compete and compare favorably to The Four Kings of boxing from the 1970s and 1980s in a crowded lightweight class (Sugar Ray Leonard, Mavin Hagler, Roberto Duran, and Thomas Hearns). 

Earlier in July, it was revealed that a judge in Puerto Rico has issued a domestic violence-related restraining order against the Latin pop icon.

Garcia debuted as a professional in 2016. Former WBO-NABO and WBC Silver lightweight champion Garcia works with Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.

In 2021, the 24-year-old defeated Luke Campbell to capture the WBC lightweight interim title.

Shortly after, Garcia took a brief vacation from boxing. He was scheduled to face Javier Fortuna in April 2021, but he chose to focus on his mental health instead. He would have hand surgery later.