Adrien Broner says he’s just now hearing about an offer made to him for a fight against Ryan Garcia and wants him to know that he’ll be ready to face him next after his December 2nd confidence-builder headliner against Oscar Duarte in Houston, Texas.
It’s unclear why the former superstar Broner is just now finding out about the interest that Golden Boy Promotions had in using him as an opponent for Ryan because it’s believed this is a fight that Oscar De La Hoya had his feelers out on months ago.
For Ryan to take a fight with Broner, who many feel is shot to bits from a long 15-year career, would indicate a lack of confidence on his and his promoter’s part.
The former four-division world champion Broner (35-4-1, 24 KOs) says, “I don’t need a tune-up” for a fight against Ryan Garcia.
Broner added, “I’m the same person that fought Manny Pacquiao” in 2019, which isn’t great news because AB looked awful in that fight, losing by a fairly one-sided twelve round unanimous decision to the then 40-year-old Filipino superstar.
Whether De La Hoya is still interested in using Broner as the 25-year-old Ryan’s opponent for Super Bowl weekend in February 2024 is unknown.
Oscar has talked about wanting to match Ryan Garcia against WBO light welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez or Devin Haney in early 2024 if Kingry wins his December 2nd fight against Oscar Duarte (26-1, 21 KOs) on DAZN at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Garcia took to social media recently to ask Gervonta Davis for a rematch, and that would be the direction to go in for the popular prospect if he can get it. The money Ryan can make fighting Haney or Teofimo wouldn’t be the same as what he could get for a rematch with Tank Davis.
Ryan fighting Broner would be a step down from his match against the little-known lightweight fringe contender Duarte.
In Broner’s last two fights since the loss to Pacquiao, he’s not looked as good, which is understandable because he’s fighting every two years. It’s difficult to stay in top form if a fighter is taking 24 months off between fights the way Broner has.
It makes sense for the 34-year-old Broner to take the fight with Ryan Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs) if he can get it, as at this late stage in his career, he’s not going to get any better offers.
Broner has been rebuilding his career with the help of promoter Don King and is coming off of two victories over Bill Hutchinson & Jovanie Santiago.
Adrien Broner welcoming a fight vs Ryan Garcia today… pic.twitter.com/FLWLccyZ9R
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 7, 2023