“I’m Done Making IG Videos”- Ryan Garcia

Published 07/17/2020, 2:38 AM EDT


Ryan Garcia is one of the fastest rising young pugilists in the sport today. He has kicked off his career with a bang and is yet to taste defeat in 20 professional bouts. The youngster has claimed an astonishing 17 wins via KO with 8 of them coming in the opening 3 minutes. 

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Now thanks to a series of events in the WBC Lightweight division, ‘King-Ry’ is in prime position to earn a shot against divisional champion Devin Haney. All he has to do is win the Interim WBC Lightweight bout. 

Ryan Garcia determined to secure the contract for Luke Campbell fight

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Fans usually see the boxer testing out his speedy jabs. Here he aims to showcase his moniker of  ‘The Flash’, but all that will be on a hiatus for a while. This is because the 21-year-old is opting to stay uber focused on his potential Interim title fight.

In this regard, he tweeted, “I’m done making ig videos until i get that contract to fight luke Campbell”

Garcia holds the WBC Silver Lightweight belt and seems to be the lucky individual to fill in for Javier Fortuna. Earlier ‘El Abejon’ was penciled in to box Luke Campbell for the Interim belt with a chance to face the full champion, Devin Haney, in a unification contest. 

However, ‘El Abejon’ opted to face former World Champion Jorge Linares for a diamond title. This decision left ‘Cool Hand’ without an opponent. The Brit last competed in August 2019 and fell to Vasiliy Lomachenko who reigns as a Franchise Champion. 

Following the franchise tag and Haney’s injury, the Interim bout was earlier for the full title. However, due to delays owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the governing body reinstated Haney as a full champion from his “Champion in recess” tag.

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A per the reinstatement clause, ‘The Dream’ has to face Campbell or his opponent. A present with the way things stand it most likely to be Garcia. 

‘King-Ry’ will look to make it a hat-trick of first-round finishes and build on the momentum by proving himself against an experienced opponent. 

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What do you make of Ryan Garcia’s declaration and his desire to get the Luke Campbell match set in stone and orchestrate his rise to the pinnacle of the boxing world?

Read: Ryan Garcia Set To Take On Luke Campbell For Interim Belt

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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