Oscar De La Hoya Hints at “Something Special” for Ryan Garcia Next

Published 03/21/2021, 1:59 AM EDT
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)


WBC Interim 135 lbs champion, Ryan Garcia, doesn’t have any official challenge at this point. While is touted to go against several elites of the division, ‘KingRy’ is still to confirm his next fight. However, his promoter and former world champion, Oscar De La Hoya, already appears to have chalked up the plans for Garcia’s future.

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Hailing from the Golden Boy Promotions, Ryan Garcia is arguably the most popular face in the stable. That said, the Golden Boy CEO has planned something “special” for their rising superstar.

In the event featuring Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Maurice Hooker, De La Hoya connected with the fans and gave several insights on his upcoming plans. He further revealed his ideas on staging Ryan Garcia’s next fight.

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“We have something special in line for Ryan (Garcia). I am sitting down with him next week. And we are gonna present to him a plan that will take him to the world title status. That will take him to superstardom. So we are excited about Ryan. He is the real deal. He got dropped in the first round, came back, and demonstrated what he is all about,” said Oscar De La Hoya.

Ryan Garcia and his big future

The WBC Interim titleholder, Garcia, is already receiving call-outs from several other boxers. He has constantly been contrasted against Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis, and even Vasyl Lomachenko. His stardom is one of the prime reasons for this.

Oscar De La Hoya added, “Ryan is in a very unique position, all world champions are calling him out instead of him calling all the world champions. So, it’s a very very unique position. We just have to be very smart on how we plan out his career.”

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia reacts after defeating 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)

A few weeks back, the boxing community was blown away when Ryan Garcia announced a fight with Manny Pacquiao. Although it didn’t seem to make sense, several fans billed it as legitimate.

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While the big fight faded away from Garcia’s corner, De La Hoya could have possibly replaced it with something bigger and worthy of ‘KingRy’s enormous appeal.

Do you think Ryan Garcia will have an enormous opportunity in his next pro appearance?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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