Ryan Garcia and Dillon Danis Verbally Agree a Two-Fight Crossover Deal to Face Each Other

January 22, 2021 3:13 pm

Before he can announce his next fight, Ryan Garcia has already agreed to another. The undefeated fighter came to a verbal agreement with controversial MMA fighter Dillon Danis. He even agreed to switch to MMA to fight ‘El Jefe’.

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)

Following his victory over Luke Campbell, Garcia called for a fight against Gervonta Davis and even teased a fight announcement. However, before the announcement, he has agreed to fight Danis.

The 22-year-old super-star started an Instagram live-stream, which Danis joined in a video that has gone viral since. Danis claimed Garcia would not knock him out if they boxed. As you can expect, ‘KingRy’ disagreed, and said he would finish him in five rounds.

The pair re-iterated the fact that they were being serious about the whole matter. Garcia then said, “I really don’t feel like you could last 5. I would go to MMA, though. Because that’s more competitive.”

Danis replied, “I give you respect for that. Because how many boxers are saying they’re going to go to MMA? Everybody’s like, ‘come to our world.’” 

He probably hinted at Jake Paul with this comment, as the YouTuber has called him out to a boxing fight on multiple occasions

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Ryan Garcia agreed to do one boxing fight and one MMA fight

‘The Flash’ then gave Danis a fair shot with his offer. He said, “yea, but I feel like if you want the challenge, we should do one and one. One fight in MMA and one fight in boxing”. Danis agreed and said, “I’ll do one and one. A hundred percent.”

The two then talked about the tactics they would use in the fights. Garcia also said if he beats Dillon Danis, he wants him to tell Conor McGregor to fight him. Danis replied with a similar request, but with Canelo Alvarez. 

Despite both fighters being serious during this conversation, we cannot see this fight happening. Garcia has unfinished business in boxing and has a long way to go before he can start fighting crossovers. However, stranger things have happened in combat sports before.

Do you think Ryan Garcia and Dillon Danis will fight each other?

READ: Ryan Garcia Says He Has a Bigger Fight in Hand Than the ‘Tank’ Fight

Leonardo Carvalho

Leonardo Carvalho is a boxing journalist at EssentiallySports. His love for the sport stems from the fact that he is an athlete who has played soccer at a high level for several years; he represented his state at a National Level meet. His passion for soccer and fitness led him to admire the challenges of a boxer, and he now writes about the sport he has learned to love. His favorite boxers are Anthony Joshua and Caleb Plant.

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