Ryan Garcia Blames Manny Pacquiao for Not Letting Their Fight Happen

Published 02/27/2021, 12:46 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Ryan Garcia of the United States speaks during a press conference at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)


The internet sensation, and the most captivating prospect of boxing, Ryan Garcia, was being set to contend with his idol, Manny Pacquiao. But, according to recent reports, the fight between the two fell off and might never happen. This news shook ‘KingRy’ and his corner as he was desperate to touch gloves with the Filippino Senator.

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Talking to Boxing Social, Garcia laid his opinion on the pertaining juncture. He said:

It got as close as it could get… I seen contracts in front of me, so the numbers were there. Everything fell through because of certain things Manny’s end, I don’t care to talk about. All I know is he’s a legend… I hope the best for him no matter what.”

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Ever since ‘KingRy‘ turned professional, he expressed his inquisitiveness to battle out the legend Manny Pacquiao. It was a long-time dream for the 22-year-old to get inside the squared circle with his idol. But with the latter’s recent remarks, it seems he might never get to face the veteran.

Despite this, Garcia didn’t lose his respect for Manny Pacquiao. He still cites him as a legend and wished him well for his career and life ahead.

Boxing fans may see this as a silver lining for Garcia as he can focus on boxing the other lightweight elites.

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Who should Ryan Garcia face in place of Manny Pacquiao?

In his last fight, Garcia overpowered Luke Campbell to claim the WBC interim lightweight strap. This win gave him the prime spot for a title shot against the champion, Devin Haney.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Devin Haney trains during the Devin Haney Media Workout at Rathbone Boxing Club on September 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

That said, his next fight might undeniably be against ‘The Dream’.

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This bout will determine the best lightweight prospect in boxing at present. The duo will employ their best skill sets to gain that title and later fight for title unification.

What do you draw of Garcia’s comments? Is the Devin Haney fight only relevant bout in Garcia’s career for now?

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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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