“Everybody Forgets About the Loss”: Oscar De La Hoya Has “Three Opponents” for “Ticket-Seller” Ryan Garcia to Return “Better Than Ever, Stronger Than Ever”

Published 05/27/2023, 2:25 AM EDT

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Following the loss to Gervonta Davis, Oscar De La Hoya now has three potential opponents for Ryan Garcia to make his return to the ring. Oscar called Garcia the “ticket seller” and promised he would be back in the ring better than ever. In his opinion, with a win, everyone will forget about Garcia’s defeat to Davis. In this sense, speaking to FightHubTV, De La Hoya branded Garcia as “the man” and explained how Garcia moving up to 140 lbs would influence boxing.

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Oscar De La Hoya revealed that he had three boxers in mind for Garcia. Additionally, he declared that he would allow Garcia the liberty to pick a boxer he wants to fight. After Garcia has made up his mind, De La Hoya would likely stage the former’s return by the end of 2023.

Oscar De La Hoya declares “big fights” for Ryan Garcia

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In a recent Instagram post, Ryan Garcia teased his fans with a potential return to 140 lbs. This even led fans to think Garcia would fight ‘Rolly’ Romero. However, considering Garcia’s shift to 140 lbs, Oscar De La Hoya recently stated that everyone else would follow ‘KingRy’ since the 24-year-old is the “ticket seller“. Speaking about Garcia’s return following the loss against Gervonta Davis, De La Hoya said he had three opponents in mind.

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I have three opponents for him, all considered. And we’ll make sure that he knows what those three opponents, who they are. And he will get to pick. And they will make that fight happen,” declared De La Hoya. In addition, he mentioned that Garcia would fight either in August, September, or October. Although he could not disclose the names of Garcia’s upcoming potential opponents, De La Hoya assured that they had “big fights” in store for ‘KingRy’.

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Furthermore, ‘The Golden Boy’ reiterated, “You’re only as good as your last fight“. Alluding to Garcia’s first pro upset, Oscar De La Hoya referred to the times he lost in boxing. “You know when I lost, then I won. Everybody forgets about the loss. That’s how boxing is. I believe that Ryan will be back,” De La Hoya concluded.

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Who do you think Ryan Garcia will fight next? Can you guess the three opponents De La Hoya claims to have in his mind? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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