Ryan Garcia Finally Reveals Why the Manny Pacquiao Fell Through, Upset at Oscar De La Hoya’s Comments

Published 03/04/2021, 1:00 PM 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)


A few weeks ago, the internet sensation Ryan Garcia was in talks to fight the legend, Manny Pacquiao. But with recent reports and news, it’s clear that this fight fell through. It was a long-time dream for the young gun Garcia to confront his idol ‘Pacman’, and he was steadfast on the same.

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Recently, Garcia was in a chat with Fight Hub TV. In the interaction, he talked about why the Pacquiao fight fell through and why his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya’s comments, didn’t impress him.

Well, Oscar, he just likes to contradict himself. It’s all good, it’s all love man, it’s not my fault ever. I always say yes to everything. If a fight ever falls through, it’s because of the opposite side.”

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‘KingRy’ blamed Pacquiao for not taking up this fight. Despite that, he didn’t lose his respect for the Filippino Senator. ‘Pacman’ has been his biggest inspiration to date, and Garcia never fails to accept the same. However, he fumed over De La Hoya’s comments, who termed this fight as ‘only for Instagram.

He added, “Now the comment that Oscar made that I didn’t like. To me, it was very unprofessional and it shouldn’t have come out of my own promoter’s mouth. They don’t make no sense.”

Garcia seemed unhappy with this fight meeting the scrapheap, coupled with his promoter’s remarks on the same.

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What’s next for Ryan Garcia?

‘KingRy’ claimed the WBC interim lightweight belt in January 2021. With this win, he directly put himself in line for a fight with the champion, Devin Haney.

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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)

But, as the Pacquiao fight came into his way, the 22-year-old was ready to push his title shot ahead. Despite that, the fight couldn’t get on the floors, and now the only relevant fight for Garcia is a 12-round war against ‘The Dream’.

Although this bout won’t lure the interim champion like the ‘Pacman’ fight, he will get to achieve his ultimate dream of being the champion. However, there are no official confirmations as to when the American duo will collide for the WBC title.

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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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