Ryan Garcia Details His Journey From His Garage to a Private Jet

Published 03/11/2021, 11:00 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)


Ryan Garcia ranks among the most promising boxing talents of the modern era. At such a young age, Garcia has hit the right chord to captivate a massive chunk of the audience. The current WBC interim lightweight champion’s lightning-fast speed, crushing punching power, and ring management skills separate him from the rest.

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However, he didn’t get everything on a platter from the beginning. Instead, he began right from scratch to reach where he is today. In a chat with ES News, ‘KingRy’ detailed his exuberant journey of reaching the peak of the sport in a brief span of time.

He said, “I can’t believe it. I think that’s fun…It’s a blessing that as kids, I am just happy we are here. And I know that we’re always gonna (get) paid for our efforts. Now I mean, I work so hard, and now that all this is happening and there’s so much evidence that our hard work is paying off. And makes me wanna work harder.”

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“I can’t believe, I’m so thankful, I’m looking around, I’m just like can you believe this?”

Garcia, in his teenage boxing days, trained in a garage as he didn’t have enough money to join a boxing gym in his vicinity. Despite the adversities, ‘KingRy’ worked extremely hard and made an impact right from his amateur boxing period.

The 22-year-old just doesn’t wish to dwell at this stage of his life. He is keen on pushing even harder than before and achieving everything he’s destined for.

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Can Ryan Garcia become the face of boxing in the coming time?

Garcia holds a clean record of 21-0. In his last fight, Garcia smothered the Brit Callum Smith to add another ‘W’ to his name. With that win, he even became the WBC interim lightweight champion.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 02: Referee Tony Weeks sends Ryan Garcia to a neutral corner after he knocked down Romero Duno in the first round of 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)

Garcia is now in contention for a title shot against the WBC lightweight champion, Devin Haney. Moreover, he’s just a single win away from achieving his ultimate dream of having a full title under his wing.

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Considering his prowess and a magnetic aura, ‘KingRy’ can unquestionably be the face of the sport in a few years from now. With his current boxing stint, ‘KingRy’ has inspired millions of upcoming boxers, especially the ones who are training in their garages.

What do you make of Garcia’s incredible journey?

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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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