How Famous is Ryan Garcia?

Published 12/30/2020, 5:12 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 02: Ryan Garcia poses after defeating Romero Duno in a lightweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia won with a first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


WBC silver lightweight champion Ryan Garcia is yet to reach the pinnacle of boxing. He is unbeaten and has an alluring pro record of 20 wins with 17 KOs. However, the 22-year-old has spent just 4 years into the professional ride.

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That said, he is still untested against several champions and has a long path to cover. But ‘KingRy’ is already a global superstar and his stardom exceeds the limits of the squared circle.

Ryan Garcia is a social media superstar and has a global fanbase. While his boxing accolades garner a lot of attention, his internet antics also bring him into the spotlight.

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Starting from his body shot challenges to TikTok videos, Garcia is a familiar name to those who don’t even follow the sport. While boxing fans know him as the undisputed lightweight champion, there’s another side to it.

CARSON, CA – MAY 04: Ryan Garcia throws a punch at Jayson Velez in the fifth round during the NABF Super Featherweight Fight at StubHub Center on May 4, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Ryan Garcia- The Superstar

Today, ‘KingRy’ has 7.8 million Instagram followers and 469.9K Twitter followers. If that’s not enough, Garcia also has his YouTube channel with 746K subscribers.

Starting from his daily routine to diet plans, Garcia posts various lifestyle vlogs on his channel.

Not only that, but the unbeaten champion also appears close to various social media stars, including Jake Paul and UFC superstars like Francis Ngannou.

A few months back, Garcia and Ngannou collaborated for a body shot challenge, where the lightweight boxer and the heavyweight martial artist exchanged shots.

All these stunts make him one of the most renowned faces in the combat community, and he is just 22-years-old.

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Garcia’s list of endorsements also grab a lot of attention and brings him a great financial backup other than his lucrative boxing pay-checks.

Meanwhile, he will appear in action on January 2nd against Luke Campbell with the WBC Interim lightweight strap at stake.

The winner of the fight will possibly face WBC Lightweight Champion, Devin Haney, in the coming days. While Garcia vows to beat Haney any day, he can’t miss out on the opportunity of sealing the fight.

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Ending a hiatus of 11 months, Ryan Garcia will seemingly give his best on fight night. Do you think he can beat Luke Campbell?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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