Canelo’s Support a Lifeline for Ryan Garcia Ahead of Haney Showdown

By KenWoods123 - 03/24/2024 - Comments

Ryan Garcia and Canelo Alvarez ended their differences today by posting on Instagram. Canelo told Ryan to “Focus” and “Shock the world” in his upcoming fight next month against WBC light welterweight champion Devin Haney on April 20th. Canelo’s support if a lifeline for Ryan, who needs encouragement.

Ryan is this underdog in that clash, and many feel that he’s not locked in mentally, distracted by social issues, and not fully prepared for the highly disciplined, ambitious, hard-working Haney (31-0, 15 KOs).

The superstar Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) trained with Eddy Reynoso, the coach for Canelo, at his San Diego, California gym from October 2018 to February 2022 before leaving for another trainer. Ryan fought well under Reynoso’s watch, picking up his career-best win over Luke Campbell in 2021.

Canelo’s Message of Support

Ryan Garcia: “No amount of hate can separate our Mexican Bond. Thank you, Canelo, for all the lessons and teachings you gave me. Also, thank you to the Canelo team for all the training you helped me with. I’m forever grateful,” said Garcia on Instagram.

“You supported me through Twitter by checking in on me. I’m going to bring the WBC title back home, VIVA MEXICO.”

Canelo Alvarez: “Just focus and get that win. Kingry, always with the intention to help from the heart. We are with you anyway. Shock the world.”

It’s excellent timing for Canelo to step forward to give Ryan support now, as he needs it more than ever for what he’s up against fighting Haney, who many feel is the best fighter in the 140-lb division and heading to superstardom.

Ryan will need to raise his game from what he’s shown in his last two fights against Oscar Duarte and Gervonta Davis for him to win.

The Challenge of Discipline

As the underdog in this fight, Ryan has many that are questioning whether he has the discipline to defeat the highly motivated Haney, who is training like a real Rocky Balboa for their clash on April 20th on DAZN PPV at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Most boxing fans would agree that Ryan needs to set aside his social causes, ignore that stuff until he’s retired, and put all 100% of his energy into his career.

With the way Ryan is now, he’s behaving like a retired fighter, getting involved with many things that require time and thought.