Jose Ramirez tells Ryan Garcia and Lomachenko he’ll go down to 135 to ‘KNOCK some sense’ into them
By Jim Maltzman: WBC/WBO lght welterweight champion Jose Ramirez fired off a warning shot to lightweight Ryan Garcia and Vasiliy Lomachenko that he’s interested in coming down in weight to 135 to face them. Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) is making big noise following his first round knockout victory over Francisco Fonseca last Friday night in Anaheim, California.
It could be that Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs) is seeing all the attention Kingry Garcia and Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) are both getting, and he might want a piece of the action. The young 21-year-old Ryan isn’t even a world champion right now, and yet he’s being talked about over a win over the fringe contender Fonseca (25-3-2, 19 KOs).
Ramirez says he’ll come down to 135 to face Ryan Garcia & Lomachenko
“I’ll go down to 135 to knock some sense into Ryan [Garcia] and a million of you, Loma and whoever else,” said Jose Ramirez on his social media site.
Ramirez, 27, would be a really hard fight for Ryan due to his experience, and his high pressure style of fighting. The young Garcia might not be ready for a polished fighter with the amateur pedigree of Ramirez. Just throwing left hooks all night long might not get the job done for Ryan against Ramirez. Garcia would need a lot more than that to beat him.
WBA/WBC [F]/WBO lightweight champion Lomachenko is facing IBF champion Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) on May 30 in a clash for the undisputed 135-lb championship. Loma has talked about going back down to 130 after that, but he might be willing to remain at lightweight or a clash against Ramirez.
The 2012 U.S Olympian Ramirez is still waiting for his postponed fight against his WBC mandatory Viktor ‘The Iceman’ Postol to be given a date, and location. The two were supposed to fight on February 1 in Hainan, China, but the fight was postponed due to an outbreak of the coronavirus .
When/if Ramirez beats the 36-year-old Postol, he’s expected to face IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Josh Taylor later this year in a fight for the undisputed 140-lb championship.
Gervonta Davis stressing out now says Ryan Garcia
“I told you Sugar Ray Robinson, perfect left hook. Look it up,” said Ryan Garcia to Little Giant Boxing after his win over Fonseca. “He checks this way, and you come in and catch him in between shots. You got to catch him in between. Give me some credit.
“If you didn’t respect me back then, you’re respecting me now,” said Garcia. “F— s—,” said Ryan when asked what Tank Davis is thinking now. “He’s s— in his f— pants right now, because I destroyed him, and I am dedicated. You think I’m happy with this? Uh ah. I’m turning up next camp and it’s going to be a horror.
“So be fearful right now,” said Ryan in sending a message. “I’m not stopping today. He was not even going to come close to me. I was so comfortable in there. Every single morning,” said Ryan about how he practices his left hook every morning. “People don’t know this, bro,” said Garcia.
Ryan thinks that WBA lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) is stressing out big time after seeing/hearing about what he did to his past opponent Fonseca last Friday.
Tank beat Fonseca by an 8th round knockout in 2017 in a competitive fight. In contrast, Ryan blew Fonseca out in stopping him with a single left hook in round 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Ryan says he watched an old video clip of boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson throwing one of his famous left hooks before he fought Fonseca last Friday.
Garcia doubts his competition can catch up to him
“I’m a late bloomer, so I had to work my mind,” said Ryan Garcia. “‘How do I deliver a punch like this? When I get bigger, I’m going to have to start fighting like this.’ It grew me to this moment. That’s true mentality right there. I think that’s some s— you got to be born with, and I’m not quitting. Even if they start working like me, it’s not going to matter. I was already doing it for years.
“They got a long time to catch up,” Ryan said about his competition. “This year 2020 is going to be the best year for a fighter in history. I told Oscar [De La Hoya], ‘I want Jorge Linares, give me Campbell, I’m going to f— up Tank, and then I’m going after Devin. Eddy [Reynoso] is the best. You’re sleeping if you’re not training with Eddy.
“Look what he did for me. He helped me understand the game,” said Garcia about his trainer Reynoso. “The experience you cannot buy, so I already had that mentality. But he gained that experience. So the sky’s the limit now. It’s worth it though. Look at how many people are showing me love, and it’s going to be even double the next time,” said Ryan.
Garcia is going to need to continue to improve for him to stay ahead of the top level opposition in the lightweight division. Although Ryan believes he’s ahead of the other guys at 135, that may not be the case.
To be sure, Ryan has beaten Fonseca and Romero Duno in his last two fights, but those guys are fringe level lightweights. Garcia has to show that he can beat the top 5 level guys at 135 rather than bottom level 15 guys like Fonseca and Duno.
Ryan Garcia had injured right hand the entire camp
“They gave me the wrong shoes, said Garcia about his boxing shoes he wore for the Fonseca fight. “This is size 11. I’m a size 10. They said, ‘Oh, you want to change it?’ ‘It doesn’t matter.’ I’ll wear whatever shoe. That’s my mentality. My ankle was hurting. F— it.
“Come on, let’s work. That’s how I was working. F— the shoes, they weren’t fitting right,” said Garcia. “Oh well. My [right] hand was hurt the whole camp. Watch all my videos. I was throwing with one hand each time. I didn’t train one time with the right hand.
“You want to know why? Because I don’t give a f—. I train too hard,” Ryan said. “And I can have one hand and you won’t beat me, because I put in the work. I train with one hand. I’m going to fight with one hand, because I trained with one hand,” said Ryan.
We’re going to see if Ryan is for real or not in his next 3 fights, becaus he plans on fighting Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell and Tank Davis. Golden Boy would need to be able to negotiate the Tank fight, because it’s not a certainty that fight happens in 2020 or 2021.
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