By Brian Webber: Ryan Garcia says the haters are making him a wealthy man, paying for his jet while he’s set to accomplish big things by defeating Javier Fortuna and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.
The already rich & famous Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18 KOs) headlines this Saturday night, July 16th on DAZN against Javier Fortuna (37-3-1, 26KOs) at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles.
Ryan feels that the haters are scared of the success he’s about to achieve and how he’s ready to become the best fighter in the sport.
After his fight with Fortuna this Saturday night, Ryan is planning on challenging Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis for his WBA secondary lightweight belt in December.
While many boxing fans are accounting Ryan out in a fight against the heavy-handed Tank Davis (27-0, 25 KOs), he’s confident of winning that fight.
“That dude didn’t want to fight. I’m going to hit you all with some truth. That didn’t want to fight at all,” said Ryan Garcia on social media when asked what happened with Isaac Cruz.
“He had no intentions to fight. He doesn’t want to fight me; his team doesn’t want to fight me. I did everything in my power to make that fight happen. He knows about it.
“I posted about it, the WBC mandated it, and he didn’t want it. For some reason, he did not want to do it. But that’s a business decision for them, which I understand.
“I’m not really mad at it, but he tried to make it seem like again that I was out here trying to lie. No, the WBC mandated it.
“You guys [Team Isaac Cruz] did not want to fight, and that was that. Just say you didn’t want to fight, and that’s cool. Just tell the people that you don’t want to fight, and they would be, ‘Okay, they didn’t want to fight at this time,’ which is fine.
“You want to keep your momentum going. Who did he fight? Gamboa and he was fighting some random dude [Francisco ‘El Bandito’ Vargas and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis].
“This guy didn’t want to fight. I really wanted this fight because the people wanted it. He was ranked #2, and I was ranked #1 with the WBC. I don’t understand why we couldn’t do it, but again, he would have got knocked out, he would have got slept.
“The first, Cruz would have got knocked out in the first round. I will make him into a Yorkshire Terrier. He won’t be a Pitbull. He’ll be a Yorkshire Terrier.
“There are so many possibilities in my mind. My intention is going in there and making this guy [Fortuna] eat his words and suffocate with my punches, make sure that I really teach this man a lesson not to speak on certain things.
“I can’t wait because this is the type of guy that represents a lot of negativity that I don’t like in this world. So I’m going to give him some truth, and I’m going to beat him down.
“Basically, he said that I was lying about my mental health and the fact that he said I was a coward and that he was going to rip my face. He was going to eat my face, whatever he said.
“To me, those words are corny, and they’re dumb. I know what I’m going to do in the ring I’m going to go in there, and I’m actually going to go in there and split his face open.
“You know what? There are many different options, many different possibilities. There’s a high chance, 99.9% chance, that he gets knocked out. It’s pretty much guaranteed.
“It’s how it happens. It depends on the circumstance if it’s a left hook or a right hand, whatever it may be. I’ll have that shot ready for him. My intention is to send shockwaves through the division.
“I want this performance to send shockwaves through the division, and I want everybody to be inspired by the shot and for it to be a spectacular knockout. That’s my intention.
“When I’m in there, we’re just fighting, so we’ll see what happens. Oscar De La Hoya and Canelo? If they were at the same weight, I would give the edge to Oscar because of how fast he was.
“He could get off the punches quicker than Canelo, but Canelo could knock Oscar out. Oscar never got knocked out, so I don’t even know. I think I would give the edge to Oscar, to be honest.
“Here’s the thing. A lot of fighters come into the gym, and they expect that these comments hold any truth. So, they think I don’t take it seriously when I get in there.
“They learn real quick that, ‘I didn’t know that he could actually really fight, and I didn’t think it was going to hurt. They go in there really thinking that I go on Instagram all day.
“It’s really hilarious. People are really delusional, and they read the comments. They want to believe the comments so bad. They want to believe that I don’t train every day.
“They want to believe that I don’t put in hard work. So if it’s their narrative, and they don’t want me to be what I can become. They’re scared of what I can become. I can become a star; I could become one of the best fighters in the world or the best.
“Actually, I’m going to become the best fighter in the world. I have all the tools. I have the speed, the power. I just have to put it all together. I have everything I need.
“I just got to figure it all out, and when I do, they can’t hate anymore. Give it a couple of years. They’re going to stop hating real soon. Let their hate out right now. You haters are paying for my jet, so it’s fine.
“Let all the hate out right now. You’re going to love me one day. It’s fine. I’m going to keep speaking the truth. You’ve got to come around sooner or later. So keep hating,” said Ryan Garcia.