Reports: Ryan Garcia Vs Manny Pacquiao Targeted for September 2021

Published 01/25/2021, 11:35 PM EST


The lightweight boxing sensation, Ryan Garcia, shocked everyone after announcing his fight with Filippino Senator, Manny Pacquiao. For a long time, ‘KingRy’ has expressed his anticipation to fight the legend as he considers the latter to be on Muhammad Ali’s level.

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Recently, the undefeated boxer took to his social handles to announce his fight with Pacquiao; however, he didn’t disclose any dates for the battle.

As per ESPN, the bout is on the cards for September 2021. Moreover, the probable locations for this fight are Los Angeles and Saudi Arabia. As the talks progress, there might be another location on the cards for this fight.

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Their promotions have signed nothing official for now.

A day ago, Garcia posted a picture of him and Manny Pacquiao. He wrote, “A dream turned reality It’s an honor to share the Ring with @mannypacquiao I will always respect what you did in and out the ring. Here’s to the best Man Winning.”

The 22-year-old has high regard for Pacman’s accomplishments inside and outside the ring. In several podcasts, interviews, and outings, Garcia cited a bout with Pacquiao as his dream fight. He even admitted to being star-struck by the boxing legend.

Ever since his win over Luke Campbell, Garcia is a favorite contender for the WBC lightweight title. There are vast speculations of him taking on his arch-foe, Gervonta Davis. The duo has called each other out a number of times, and the rivalry between them seems to be never-ending.

But Garcia’s fight announcement with the Senator has poured cold water on the Davis fight, alongside his title shot.

Will Manny Pacquiao hang his gloves post the Ryan Garcia fight?

‘Pacman’ is a reigning legend of the sport till today. He is a veteran of the sport, having competed for over 2 decades. In his exemplary career, the 42-year-old has contended some real rugged opponents. However, even at his current age, the Filippino has shown no signs of retirement and is still going extremely strong.

LAS VEGAS – NOVEMBER 14: Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 12 round TKO victory against Miguel Cotto during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Before the Ryan Garcia fight, ‘Pacman’ was in talks with the ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor for an enthralling boxing bout. But the Irishman’s recent defeat at UFC 257 might just put this mega fight on hold.
However, the boxing legend might extend his prolonged boxing run even after the Garcia fight. Every Pacman fight promises to be a classic show, and it’s unquestionable that a fight with ‘KingRy’ will go down the same.

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Who will you root for between Garcia and Pacman? Should ‘Pacman’ consider retirement after fighting Garcia?

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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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