‘Depression Hit Me Like a Truck’ – Ryan Garcia Shares an Update on His Return

Published 05/13/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Ryan Garcia of the United States speaks during a press conference at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)


Ryan Garcia is one of the brightest prospects in boxing. Many consider the undefeated boxer as the future of the sport. Moreover, his social media fame makes him a bonafide superstar. And he has now given an update on his next step in the sport.

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Garcia shocked the boxing world when he pulled out of his bout against Javier Fortuna. However, ‘King Ry’, who promised to come back stronger, has now reassured fans about a potential comeback to the sport. Furthermore, he also detailed his struggles with his illness.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES NOVEMBER 2, 2019: American boxer Ryan Garcia wins his WBC Silver and NABO lightweight title bout against Philippine rival Romero Duno at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

The 21-0 boxer took to his Instagram and shared a video of him destroying the spring bag, which confirmed that ‘King Ry’ was back in training.

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Garcia then captioned the post with, “Thank you to everyone showing there support! With the help of my support team and my family, I’m making steps forward. Why anxiety and depression hit me like a truck and why I’m still recovering I’ll never know. But I’m trying to cope with the issues I’m having! This bag is my anxiety and I’m swinging with my full intent to destroy it!!”

Who could Ryan Garcia face next?

These comments from Garcia showed his reality of struggling with anxiety and depression. Moreover, it confirmed that the young superstar is still dealing with those issues. However, he reassured fans he would fight it. So who could he face on his return?

The lightweight division is one of the most exciting in the sport. However, all the big names already have opponents. Therefore, Garcia will have to settle for a low-profile opponent if he wants to return soon.

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A fight against his original opponent Javier Fortuna could be on the cards. Fortuna confirmed he would welcome a bout against Garcia in the future, whereas for ‘King Ry,’ it would allow him to build up towards the big fights later in the year.

What do you make of this post from Ryan Garcia? Do you think we will see him return to the ring soon?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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