Ryan Garcia Calls Out Isaac Cruz for a Fight in 2022

Published 12/12/2021, 8:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 02: Ryan Garcia poses after defeating Romero Duno in a lightweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia won with a first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Ryan Garcia, over the past few weeks, has made steady sensations for his 2022 comeback. The young gun was lined up for a couple of fights after his win over Luke Campbell. But due to some mental health concerns and an injury, Garcia didn’t take up these fights. However, he’s eager to get back inside the ring and is keenly looking for a stout opponent.

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Recently, ‘King Ry’ took to Twitter to go after one of his rivals, and call him out for a fight. The internet star expressed his interest in fighting Isaac Cruz next year.

#garciacruz 2022?” he wrote on Twitter. 

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Cruz, a few days back, spoke to Boxeo Mundial about rival Ryan Garcia. He said, “He is free to express himself however he wants, I have nothing to say about him outside of ring. All he has to do is call my promoter and tell me where to sign, and I’d go to the patio of his house to fight him without a problem,” (h/t Boxing Scene)

Isaac Cruz recently ended up on the losing space against Gervonta Davis.

‘Tank’ is one of the top rivals of Ryan Garcia, who holds the WBA ‘regular’ lightweight belt. That said, ‘King Ry’ is desperate to face all of his nemesis, especially Davis. However, since Garcia’s remained inactive for a while, he will have to lock horns with other challengers in the division, in order to reach the top.

That said, with his above tweet, it seems the 23-year-old finally has a potential opponent in hand, i.e. Isaac Cruz.

Ryan Garcia vs Isaac Cruz – Should this fight be made?

Although Cruz lost to Davis, he still managed to keep the fight leveled with ‘Tank’. With that, Cruz received wide praise from fans and fighters.

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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)

Furthermore, it’s safe to say, he’ll be extremely confident in his next fight as he withstood ‘Tank’s prowess.

Also, looking at the prevailing scenario, Cruz is among the top lightweights and a fight between him and Garcia will prove to be a key. This is because both the fighters need an opponent of a terrific level post which they can make their way for a title shot.

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It’ll be interesting to see if this fight really happens in 2022. What do you make of the above story?

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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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