Tevin Farmer says Ryan Garcia won’t fight him

By Boxing News - 01/25/2022 - Comments

By Dan Ambrose: Tevin Farmer says he now believes the fight he was hoping to get against Ryan Garcia in April is out of reach for him because the Golden Boy promoted fighter “won”t fight him.

Up until this week, Farmer, 31, was being mentioned as a likely opponent for the 23-year-old King Ry’s comeback fight. Still, it seems he’s fallen out of favor for the finicky Southern California native.

On Monday, Ryan called out undisputed lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr., making it known that he wishes to face the unbeaten Australian next.

King Ry says he would “sell better” 

Ryan predicted that he’d KO Kambosos within seven rounds, and many boxing fans believe he’ll do just that if given a chance.

“I would sell better than every single one of these guys. I win that fight; I knock him out within probably seven rounds,” said Ryan Garcia to ESNEWS.

“I would love that opportunity to fight [Kambosos]. Hopefully, he wants it.

I make more sense. I’m coming off a layoff, and you just got the belt. I had hand surgery. I’m the perfect picking.  You might as well go after me,” said Ryan Garcia about Kambosos.

The left hook that Ryan possesses will make it challenging for Kambosos to stay on his feet for long before hitting the deck.

Whether Kambosos can get back up and find a way to win as he did against Teofimo Lopez is unclear.

Teofimo gassed out, which allowed Kambosos to win the crucial 11th and 12th rounds to seal his victory. Ryan hasn’t shown the same stamina problems that hampered Teofimo’sefforts against Kambosos.

With Ryan’s 8.7 million followers on Instagram, he would be an excellent option for Kambosos’ first title defense as the new undisputed lightweight champion.

Kambosos recently unseated previously unbeaten champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. last November in a massive upset at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Since winning the titles, Kambosos has made it clear that he’s calling the shots and will pick who he wants for his next fight.

Ryan Garcia is one of the four names that Kambosos Jr. has mentioned that are in the running for his next fight in April.

Image: Tevin Farmer says Ryan Garcia won't fight him

For Ryan to get the fight with the proud and sometimes boastful Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs), his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions will need to act quickly, as Matchroom Boxing promoter  Eddie Hearn has been trying to set up a fight between his fighter WBC 135-lb champion Devin Haney and four-belt champion.

Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) has gone to the trouble of receiving his vaccinations to travel to Australia so that he can face Kambosos on his home turf.

Farmer doubts he gets Ryan Garcia fight

What likely hurts Farmer’s chances of getting a fight against Ryan Garcia is that he’s been out of the ring for two years and is coming off a loss to Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr, and he’s not a household name with the younger boxing fans.

There wouldn’t be much upside for Ryan Garcia in fighting Farmer because he’s coming off a loss to Jojo Diaz, a fighter Haney beat in his last fight on December 4th.

Perhaps a more considerable drawback in Ryan using Farmer as a comeback opponent is that the newer boxing fans won’t be familiar with him. He won’t get the same kind of credit if he wins like he would against someone like Kambosos Jr.