Oscar De La Hoya Compares Ryan Garcia to Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez: ‘He Has the It Factor’

Published 12/29/2020, 4:07 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)


Ryan Garcia will fight out Luke Campbell later this weekend for the interim lightweight belt. Unquestionably, Garcia is the finest boxing talents to come out of America. He is the brightest prospect of the sport with more than a million fanbase.

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Lately, he was lauded by ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya for his stout boxing run. De La Hoya was in conversation with Gareth Davies, about Garcia’s upcoming fight and more.

He said, “I think it’s the, ‘it’ factor. You can say it’s his abilities to perform in the ring, to adjust, he has the speed, he has the power, but he has the ‘it’ factor and that ‘it’ factor you’re basically sometimes born with it.”

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The ‘Golden Boy’ had some words of wisdom for ‘King’ Garcia. He praised Garcia for his unmatched talent in the boxing world. De La Hoya believes Garcia is one of the few fighters who are born with this talent.

He affirmed that Garcia has a long way to go inside and outside the ring.“That ‘it’ factor is fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard and fighters like myself and Floyd Mayweather, fighters like Canelo, you have that ‘it’ factor.

“He’s a young kid who I believe has the potential and is destined to become great, and the only thing keeping him from doing that is himself,” he concluded.

Garcia has established himself as a favorite in everyone’s view. Many big-wig fighters have hailed him for the supreme talent he has.

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Garcia is just 22 years old and has an undefeated run of 20-0 in the sport of boxing. Out of his 20 wins, 17 have arrived via T/KO.

He has lightning-fast hands with some daunting power punches. Over the course of his pro boxing career, Garcia has crucified opponents to make his way to the top.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 02: Referee Tony Weeks sends Ryan Garcia to a neutral corner after he knocked down Romero Duno in the first round of a lightweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia won with a first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

A win on Saturday night will be extremely crucial for him, as it will set him up for a shot at the WBC lightweight title. Garcia has already promised a show for his fans and just like every fight, his fans wish to see an early finish by Garcia.

At his current age, he has an immense fan following which is presumed to grow in huge numbers in the following years. Undeniably he’ll walk down as a true big-wig of the sport.

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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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