Oscar De La Hoya Details Why the Manny Pacquiao or ‘Tank’ Davis Fight is Impossible for Ryan Garcia

Published 03/09/2021, 8:42 AM EST


Few days ago, a potential Ryan Garcia vs Manny Pacquiao fight became the talk of the town. There was a flood of news surrounding the same, and this fight was reported to get staged this year. However, the fight fell through and isn’t happening anymore.

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Recently, Garcia’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, was in a chat with Fight Freaks Unite. There, he talked about why it is difficult/impossible to stage Garcia’s fights with ‘Pacman’ or Gervonta Davis.

“When you have Ryan Garcia sending a post on Instagram, the world is going to hear about it and he kind of tied our hands behind our back when he announced he only wants to fight TV… Pacquiao or ‘Tank’ Davis. As you know, those are two fights that are almost impossible to make right now.

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“When you’re dealing with different promoters and dealing with different networks, not that it’s impossible. But they’re not the easiest fights to make,” said ‘Golden Boy’.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia celebrates with Oscar de la Hoya after his victory against Luke Campbell for WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)

De La Hoya asserted that they’re already working on ‘KingRy’s next fight, and it is definitely not against the Filipino Senator or Gervonta Davis.

Explaining further, De La Hoya revealed that he has to deal with a lot of other promoters or managers to stage such prolific fights. Needless to say, the obstructions for such mega fights are endless.

This is predominantly why the internet sensation Garcia couldn’t enter the ring with either of the two.

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Who’s next for Ryan Garcia?

‘KingRy’ last fought in January 2021, where he finished the Brit Luke Campbell. With this win, he claimed the WBC interim lightweight title and directly set himself up for a title shot.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia (L) lands a left hook agains Luke Campbell during the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

This precisely means that his only relevant fight next is with the champion Devin Haney. Garcia himself has a longtime dream of fighting for the ultimate title, and a fight with the ‘Dream’ will only excite him.

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Moreover, Haney and Garcia are abrupt rivals, and this just adds up to the hype of this enigmatic title fight.

Garcia and Haney’s promotion needs to sit and iron out all the possibilities for this fight. This fight promises to garner humongous PPV buys and might go down as one of the best events in boxing.

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What do you draw off Oscar De La Hoya’s comments?

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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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