“My Son Is Awesome”- Ryan Garcia’s Father Predicts an Outcome of ‘KingRy’ vs ‘Pitbull’ Fight

Published 01/03/2022, 7:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 01: Boxer Ryan Garcia poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia will meet Romero Duno in a lightweight bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Ryan Garcia and Issac Cruz are currently feuding all over social media and can end up locking horns somewhere down the line. Following a long hiatus since his win over Luke Campbell, Garcia wants to test himself against ‘Pitbull’ in his comeback fight. That said, Cruz recently delivered a strong performance against Gervonta Davis and took ‘Tank’ to the distance.

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Although Cruz failed to win, he made Gervonta Davis look vulnerable in the ring. Now, Garcia wants to have his shot at such a challenge, and his father, Henry Garcia, has complete faith in his son. Per Henry, his son’s right-hand injury is still not fully recovered. But they expect it to be fine shortly and are confident about beating Issac Cruz if offered a chance.

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In a chat with ES NEW, Ryan Garcia’s father predicted the outcome of the fight, saying, “Just like I told you about Duno. You know everybody was saying, he is a power puncher, he is this and that. And then I told you, I said but I have been in the amateur for so many years. I have never even heard of Duno. So, I am gonna say the same thing, I never even heard of Pitbull.”

“But you know yeah, I like what he did. I am not gonna take that away from him. He is a warrior but my son is awesome. He is a superstar”

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Garcia fought Romero Duno in 2019, a lightweight star who was on a 12-fight win streak back then. But Garcia wiped him out in 98 seconds and shocked the world. Henceforth, his father has a firm belief in ‘KingRy’.

Is Ryan Garcia on the right track of success?

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Despite earning all the social media fame and glory, Garcia is yet to fulfill his tasks at 135 lbs. WBC stripped him of his Interim title due to long inactivity and Ryan Garcia is currently far from the world title ride. Meanwhile, his contemporaries like Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney have already had successful title defenses.

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)

Nevertheless, Ryan Garcia is undefeated and is an elite knockout artist of the division. But the youngster shall come across ring-rust which can hamper his performance.

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Given all of that, Isaac Cruz will be a perfect launchpad for his resurrection. On beating ‘Pitbull’, Garcia can call for the big fights which will take him to the championship.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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