Ryan Garcia finalizing his huge “mega-fight” this week
By Jeff Aronow: Ryan Garcia says he’s “finalizing” his next “mega-fight” this week, and he says he’s not fighting a YouTuber or an MMA guy. Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) says he wouldn’t be putting his match against Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis to the side if it weren’t fighting a “mega-fight.”
Garcia could be facing a big star like Manny Pacquiao next. Indeed, he’s the one that many boxing fans believe the 22-year-old King Ryan will be facing, as there isn’t anyone popular enough at 130, 135, 140, or 147 that could bring in the kind of interest that a match between Ryan and Pacquiao would.
For Ryan’s sake, he’s going to need a huge name for his next fight for him not to be perceived as ducking Tank Davis.
With all the talk that Ryan has been doing about wanting to fight Gervonta, and how he’s going to knock him out in two rounds, it looks weak on his part that he’s backing out.
The boxing world will give Ryan a pass for not taking the Tank fight if he’s facing a superstar like Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs). But if Ryan announces that he’s facing someone like Jorge Linares, he’s going to be trashed by the public.
Ryan Garcia finalizing mega-fight
“We’re working on a fight right now, it would be finalized this week, but that’s just an estimate. I don’t know for sure,” said Ryan Garcia to Fighthype on his next contest.
“It’s going to be a huge fight, it’s going to be a fight that no one is going to expect, so it’s amazing.
“Just know my fight with Tank, I will knock him out in two rounds, Ryan continued. “I’m putting Tank on the side for one fight. You guys got to really think about this. Why would I put Tank on the side if it wasn’t a huge mega-fight?” said Ryan in hinting that he’s facing a big star in his next fight.
Ryan is going to be out of his league experience-wise if he takes on WBA welterweight champion Pacquiao at 147. Garcia has never fought above 135, and he’ll be out of his depth in that match-up.
The World Boxing Association would need to sanction the Pacquiao vs. Ryan fight if Manny’s 147-lb title is on the line. It’s difficult to imagine the WBA allowing the fight to be for their title, given that Ryan isn’t ranked in their top 15.
Floyd Mayweather Jr would be the only guy that makes for a bigger fight against Ryan than Pacquiao, but he likely wouldn’t take that match. If Mayweather were to jump ahead of his own fighter Tank, who he promotes,
King Ryan NOT facing a YouTuber or MMA fighter
“Another key aspect, I’m NOT fighting a YouTuber nor MMA fighter. I’m fighting a boxer. So please, use your imagination here,” Ryan said about his “mega-fight” that he’ll soon be announcing.
“I just think bigger numbers,” said ‘King’ Ryan about what he expects for himself in 2021. “More people are at home.
“I feel like people are going to be watching. If they want to watch fights, it’s kind of hard. Of course, I would want people to be in the arena.
“I had a couple of those people at the Dallas fight [against Luke Campbell]. But to be honest, I just want people to be safe.
“So if we got to have another fight with no fans again and it gets worse, it’s what we got to do. I know people are going to watch.
“There are ways to still work around it to bring entertainment to people at home. They go through depression, they go through anxiety. So as long as people find entertainment to get away from their quarantine,” said Garcia.
It’s a good thing that Ryan isn’t facing a YouTuber or MMA fighter next, as he’s gotten a lot of fan’s hopes up by him talking about his next fight.
If Ryan announces that he’s a Youtuber or some hapless MMA guy that has never boxed before, he’s going to receive a lot of backlash from fans.
Ryan Garcia talks about social media
“Yeah, Twitter is tripping. I’m not going to speak about it anymore,” said Ryan. “Everybody saw what I posted. I’m just moving on with my life. I’m not part of that app anymore.
“You’re not going to see Ryan Garcia on that app, so I’m just going to move forward.”
Ryan’s Twitter account is now closed, and it appears he’s done with it. He only had a small following of a half million followers on Twitter. Instagram is where Ryan has a massive following with 8.2 million subscribers.
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