Eight months ago, Ryan Garcia strived for greatness as he tried to score a career-defining victory, but unfortunately, he came up short, and now Garcia is attempting to bounce back as he will step inside the ring to face Oscar “La Migrana” Duarte (26-1-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night December 2nd.
Streaming live on DAZN, this pivotal bout is set to take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Ryan Garcia is one of the most popular stars in the fight game, and on Saturday night, December 2nd, Garcia will make an extremely risky return to the squared circle.
A native of Los Alamitos, California, Ryan Garcia made his professional boxing debut back in June 2016 when he defeated Edgar Meza via 1st round TKO. Garcia continued to have success inside the ring as he would go on to win his next nineteen fights.
Garcia built a large fan base by putting his hand speed on display and doing body shot challenges via social media. The social media aspect helped Garcia grow his fan base, but it hurt him in regards to the boxing community due to the fact that some were unsure about his legitimacy and his dedication to the sport.
In January 2021, Ryan Garcia picked up a quality win when he defeated the 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell by way of 7th round TKO. The win against Campbell was a legitimate victory, but Garcia wanted to make a move that would give him undoubtable credibility within the boxing community.
On April 22, 2023, one of the biggest fights of the year took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Ryan Garcia faced his unbeaten arch-rival Gervonta “Tank” Davis. This highly anticipated matchup was a bout that both fanbases demanded for a significant amount of time.
After a first round that was filled with feints, Garcia was extremely aggressive on offense in the second round. He had some success in the early part of the round, but then he overcommitted on a left hook attempt, and Davis landed a counter left hand shot that sent Garcia down to the canvas.
Garcia got up, but during the remainder of the bout, Davis was able to neutralize Garcia’s biggest weapon, which is the left hook. Garcia was stopped in the 7th round when Davis connected with a hard shot to the body.
Now Ryan “KingRy” Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs) is back, and he’s ready to continue his boxing career with his new trainer Derrick James. Casual fans may be unfamiliar with his opponent, but Garcia is making a risky return to the squared circle against a man who is very dangerous.
The Mexican boxer Oscar Duarte is a fighter who likes to stalk his opponent and then proceed to stand in the pocket and unleash his offense. Duarte is a hard-hitting boxer who has posted knockout victories in his last 11 fights.
Duarte comes into this December 2nd bout sharp, focused, and he’s ready for his moment under the bright lights. Duarte is confident, he feels extremely prepared, and he believes he will pull off the big upset on Saturday night.
“I think Ryan Garcia is a great opponent; he is a great rival,” Duarte said. “I am ready to face this challenge. I feel like I’m at my best, both physically and mentally. So this December 2nd, I’m going to win.”
On Saturday night, December 2nd, Ryan Garcia will make his long-awaited return to the squared circle. Stylistically, this is a very intriguing fight that has the potential to be a very entertaining match, as the winner should be in line to face one of the world champions in the 140-pound division.