“KingRy” Says No Again: Ryan Garcia Rejects Ramirez Fight, Leaving Fans and Matchmakers Frustrated

By melo - 01/18/2024 - Comments

Ryan Garcia has come out on social media today to reject a fight against former unified lightweight champion Jose Ramirez next. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya had said yesterday on Twitter that a fight between Ryan and Ramirez (28-1, 18 KOs) was close to being made, but that idea is now down the drain.

De La Hoya had said that WBA 140-lb champion Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero had “priced himself out” for a fight against Ryan. That’s the guy that Ryan wanted to fight and possibly still does.

Ramirez Shot Down

Turning down the fight against the 2012 U.S Olympian Ramirez is yet another top-level 140-lb talent that Ryan dismissed as an option for his next fight. Ryan recently said no to a fight against WBC light welterweight champion Devin Haney, which was another clash that De La Hoya wanted to make for the popular social media star.

De La Hoya is offering Ryan high-level opposition, but he’s shooting them down like pigeons in a shooting gallery, rejecting them one by one, raising the question of whether the 25-year-old KingRy is interested in facing quality fighters.

Some boxing fans wonder what Ryan wants out of his career, as he’s become very selective since getting a massive $30M payday against Gervonta Davis last year.

The Future Remains Unclear

With Ryan saying no to fights against Ramirez and Haney, it’s unknown who he’ll fight next. De La Hoya has already said that Rolly asked for too much money for a fight with Ryan, so that fight doesn’t look promising.

If you’re Ryan Garcia, it makes perfect sense to turn down a fight against the former WBC & WBO 140-lb champion Jose Ramirez, as this is an excellent fighter, and it would have been a bad match-up for him.

Ramirez is one of the best in the division and is too advanced for a fighter of Ryan’s caliber to be fighting at this early stage of his career.

The flaws that Ryan showed in his last fight against Oscar Duarte last December showed that he’s not even close to being ready to take on a talent like Ramirez, who would likely make easy work of him.