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Ryan Garcia: ‘I’m trying to get to 60-0’

Ryan Garcia

By Jim Maltzman: Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) says his goal in the sport is to become the best ever and end with a 60-0 record when he retires. The unbeaten lightweight contender, ‘Kingry’ Ryan, has a long way to go before he hits the 60-0 mark.

To get to 60-0, Garcia will need to fight at least three times per year for the next 13 years and then stick around one more fight in his 14th year. By that time, Ryan will be 35-years-old. However, it’s unrealistic to assume that Ryan will be fighting three times a year.

When fighters become stars, they usually fight once or twice a year. If Ryan fights two times a year, it’ll take him 20 years to get to the 60-0 mark if he wins all his fights. He’ll 41.

Ryan is currently on the lockdown like all fighters, and he’s staying in shape for when the sport starts back up. His promoters at Golden Boy Promotions want to bring Garcia back on the 4th of July this summer, which is one of the biggest holidays in the U.S. Ryan says he still doesn’t know who his opponent will be.

It was supposed to be Jorge Linares, but those plans have changed. Ryan’s opponent will likely be the best available guy that Golden Boy can find for him. Unfortunately, the options for Ryan are limited, with the U.S having a travel ban that prevents fighters from coming to the States.

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Ryan Garcia talks about the start

“I’m Ryan Garcia. I’m 20-0 as a boxer,” said Garcia on his new Youtube channel. “And I’m just a normal kid from Victorville. I grew up over there since I was seven-years-old, and that’s when I started boxing. And I didn’t know anything about it. I wanted a one-on-one sport.

“My uncle brought me to a garage, and ever since then, when I made that sound, ‘Bap,’ that’s all I wanted to do. I’m coming to the sport, and I think I’m bringing something new. And I’m bringing explosiveness and KOs that have never been seen before, but that’s just the start.

“I’m 20-0 and 21-years-old. I wanted to start Youtube to catch moments like those. A lot of people think I’m arrogant, but I’m just having fun with the sport. I take it so seriously.

‘I put every day into boxing. People think I’m a certain way on purpose. I just do it for the love of the game. I don’t know when it’s going to be, but I do know that I’m training every day, and when I come out, I’m going to be like Goku,” said Garcia.

Ryan is the type of person that will create a wide range of views from boxing fans about him. While some people will like Ryan, others will dislike him. Thus far, Ryan hasn’t played the troll villain as some fighters do to create interest with fans.

Some believe that Floyd Mayweather Jr. played the villain at times to upset people with his trash-talking, and the way he bragged about his wealth.

You can argue this is something that Mayweather needed because he never had an exciting style, to begin with, and he was someone that typically wouldn’t have attracted a lot of fans.

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60-0 is the target for King Ryan

“I want you guys to be giving new ideas for videos of what you guys want to see,” said Garcia. “And I want to feel what you guys think. I want to know what you guys think about the channel.

“Everything is going to be for you guys. Do you understand what I’m saying? Us coming together to make this the best Youtube channel it could be. I’m going to take you on this journey with me. And I’m 20-0, but I want to be 50-0.

“I’m sorry, I’m trying to get to 60-0. I’m trying to be the best boxer of all time. Let’s get it,” said Ryan Garcia.

It’s going to be a monumental task for King Ryan to make it to 60-0 without getting beaten. The best way for Ryan to make it to that level before he starts losing his skills due to age is for him to fight four to five times a year in the early portion of his career.

So if Ryan can fight 4-5 times per year until he’s 25 or 26, he’ll be able to ease off and start fighting two times a year for the remainder of his career to get to the 60-0 mark. The record that Ryan will be trying to shatter is the 50-0 mark held by Floyd Mayweather Jr, who set the record by beating Conor McGregor in 2017.

In Ryan’s case, it’s different. He comes out looking for knockouts, and he makes his fights exciting at all times to his punching power and lightning-fast hand speed.  The skills that Ryan has is something that Floyd Mayweather never had.

A lot of people do think King Ryan is arrogant, but that’s normal for high profile fighters. It goes with the territory for favorite guys. Manny Pacquiao is an example of a rare fighter that isn’t full of himself, but that’s just who he is.

 


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