Ryan Garcia Accuses Boxing Legend of “Trying to Help Oscar” After Getting Called a “Whining Boy”

Published 07/06/2023, 8:56 AM EDT

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Ryan Garcia‘s loss to Gervonta Davis has proved to be a defining moment in the 24-year-old’s professional career. From the absence of his promoter and trainer at the post-fight conference to his recent clash with his promotions, Garcia has found himself at the center of controversy over the past couple of months And, recently, he has been called out by another boxing legend for his loss to Davis. Garcia felt wronged after his trainer and promoter failed to show up at the post-match press conference following his loss against Davis. And the 24-year-old boxer made certain bitter remarks about the experience.  And it seems like those remarks have been interpreted in an interesting manner by a former boxing champion.

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Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins recently opened up about Ryan Garcia’s loss to the Baltimore hard-hitter. And made some strong accusations towards the lightweight for his remarks and behavior after the fight. However, Garcia was not willing to let Hopkins’s accusations go unanswered. And took to his social media to respond to the 58-year-old.

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Hopkins made an appearance on the recent episode of The Spit Bucket Podcast. And, while on the podcast, Hopkins discussed the fight between Garcia and Davis.

” The question is too sorted when it comes to Ryan didn’t get up, Oscar didn’t get up. It was both body shots. That ain’t the debate.” said Hopkins referring to his own fight against La Hoya.

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Moreover, talking about taking responsibility for the loss, he added, “The blame game, responsibility and ownership that’s the man in Oscar. And that’s the boy in Ryan.” Hopkins painted a picture for the listeners and specifically Garcia. And, he claimed that the situation post-fight was handled badly by Garcia.

“We are talking about how you handle a situation of this magnitude as a man or as a whining boy,” Hopkins said.

These remarks made by ‘B-Hop’ did not settle well with ‘Kingry,’ who took to his Twitter to respond to the verbal jabs made by the 58-year-old.

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Garcia wrote, “I don’t remember ever making a excuse for my loss.” He further clarified that he expressed his disappointment after his promoter and trainer failed to show up for him. Moreover,  Garcia made accusations of his own. He wrote, “Stop trying to help Oscar. I never seen an attack on someone’s own fighter by a promoter ever.”

It seems like Garcia is not letting these accusations slide away. And is certain that Hopkins is trying to help Oscar De La Hoya by making his claims.

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Amid the ongoing disagreements between La Hoya and Garcia, it is unclear what the 24-year-old’s next step will be in his professional career. What do you think about Garcia’s accusation of his team abandoning him post-fight? Let us know in the comments.

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Agrim Sharma

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Agrim Sharma is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Boxing is Agrim's first love, and he has been enamored with the sport since witnessing the sheer courage and tenacity of 'Iron' Mike in his fight against Peter McNeeley. Agrim's recent coverage of the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight was widely appreciated by readers.
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