Ryan Garcia spoke to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani and expressed his frustrations surrounding uncertain fight dates and overlapping timelines. The WBC Silver Lightweight titleholder spoke out on various topics pertaining to his plans for 2020. July 4th was the expected return to action for the 21-year-old.
Garcia last competed back in February of 2020, where he would score a vicious knockout to retain his gold strap. ‘KingRy’ stopped Costa Rican Francisco Fonseca in the very first round, marking his 20th professional victory.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani, the young boxer aired out his discontent at being unable to compete on July 4th. He went into the year with plans of ramping his activity after a relatively busy 2019.
“I’m definitely disappointed. I mean I love doing social media and whatnot, that’s all good and dandy but it’s not really my passion. I just do it because I’m naturally good at it.
“I’m pretty mad, I’m pretty sad. I want to get into the ring as soon as possible.”
Ryan Garcia has faced significant uncertainty as of late in terms of possible opponents going forward. Following his fight with Fonseca, Garcia squared off against Devin Haney in a fight that has the boxing community divided. Combat sports enthusiasts have been clamoring for a fight with Gervonta Davis.
One of the quickest and dynamic strikers in the game, Garcia lives up to his moniker of ‘The Flash’. Moreover, his unorthodox lateral movement has enabled him to remain an elusive aggressor throughout the fight duration.
However, at the moment, Ryan Garcia has expressed several concerns that are unrelated to the art of boxing. Other than his overall frustrations surrounding fight booking, the 20-0 boxer has expressed displeasure with his management.
Ryan Garcia is under the ‘Golden Boy Promotions’ banner spearheaded by former Olympian Oscar De La Hoya. The two have had choice words for each other in the past and the most recent bout cancellation is yet another instance.
The undefeated prospect will have to sort through his grievances outside the ring before taking on the steep competition.