‘I Can See Manny Pacquiao Carrying him and Keeping him Alive’ – Shawn Porter Says Ryan Garcia is Way Over his Head

Published 02/08/2021, 4:49 AM EST
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 Manny Pacquiao vs Ryan Garcia bout has turned into a hot topic ever since the news surrounding it broke out. This fight has attracted attention among many boxing fans because of the stylistic matchup. But, on the flip side, several boxing enthusiasts and experts aren’t impressed with the pair fighting each other.

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Shawn Porter is one of them. Recently, the former welterweight champion was in a chat at The AK and Barak Show. Here, he presented his outlook on this fight and why he felt Garcia was on over his head.

He said, “Yes, he is in way over his head. If anything, I can see Manny Pacquiao carrying him and keeping him alive. He’s not ready for that fight with Manny Pacquiao. I’ll leave it at that.”

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MAY 19: < Manny Pacquiao poses for a portrait during a training session at the Elorde boxing Gym on May 19, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Ever since ‘KingRy’ turned professional, he has expressed his eagerness to compete with the Filippino Senator. But, Porter feels the 22-year-old needs a lot more experience before fighting someone like Manny Pacquiao.

‘Pacman’ didn’t fight throughout the 2020 season and he is expected to make an appearance against the WBC interim lightweight champion later this year.

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Should Ryan Garcia take on a few sturdy opponents before fighting Manny Pacquiao?

Ryan Garcia is considerably young and is one of the most watch-worthy talents in boxing at present. He has substantial wins under his wing, but hasn’t been tested to the fullest.

In his last fight against Luke Campbell, Garcia went down to the canvas for the very first time in his pro career. However, he launched a comeback and won the fight with a blistering body shot. Nevertheless, his weakness got exploited, and this is something his future opponents could look to base their game plans on.

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Over the course of his career, Manny Pacquiao has annihilated such opponents with comfort. If the duo collides soon, then it might turn into a dreadful outing for the American.

A number of boxing experts believe Garcia should fight for the lightweight title first and then take on a few more top-tier contenders to polish himself up for a bout against ‘Pacman’.

Do you agree with Shawn Porter’s above statements?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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