Mikey Garcia Gets Brutally Honest About Ryan Garcia: ‘He Wasn’t Ready’

Published 12/17/2020, 2:00 AM EST


Mikey Garcia has given his honest opinion on WBC Silver lightweight champion Ryan Garcia. The former four-weight world champion voiced his opinion on the championship potential of the American sensation. Ryan Garcia is a global figure in the sport for his exploits outside the ring; however, for all the talk, is yet to get his hands on a world title. Mikey Garcia gave his views on this.

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Speaking to Fighthype.com on YouTube, the 33-year-old claimed he is not yet ready. He said, “A little while ago he was claiming he was going to be champion before 20. He was claiming and calling for Tank and all this. Never going to happen. That was never going to happen”

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Garcia explained why. He said, “His handlers would never have let that happen. He wasn’t ready. You know, that’s where good management, good matchmaking, promotion comes in play. Eventually, he might be there, but not right now.”

Clearly, Garcia rates the 22-year-old and agrees with his championship potential. However, he feels that it will not happen in the fashion that he has always claimed. Furthermore, with the way Golden Boy Promotions handled Canelo Alvarez, we can see why Mikey Garcia believes Ryan’s handlers would never let it happen.

READ: “He’s a Much Smaller Guy” – Mikey Garcia Believes Manny Pacquiao Can’t Complicate Things

Why does Mikey Garcia believe Ryan Garcia was not ready?

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Despite all the hype, ‘The Flash’ was still a young fighter who lacked the experience in the ring. Though he has had some impressive knockouts, the jump from those fights to fighting champions would be too much.

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)

However, ‘King Ry’ now has a chance to take a step closer in that direction of becoming a young world champion when he takes on Luke Campbell. If the American can beat Campbell, he will become mandatory for Devin Haney and has the chance to become world champion in his early 20s. Do you think Ryan Garcia has what it takes to become world champion right away?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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