Ryan Garcia Gets a New Tattoo, and Fans Are Not Impressed

Published 01/09/2021, 2:02 AM EST
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Ryan Garcia attends Premiere Of “One Night: Joshua Vs. Ruiz” at Writers Guild Theater on November 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)


Following a TKO win over Luke Campbell, it’s all fame and glory for Ryan Garcia now. The 22-year-old has become the WBC Interim lightweight champion and is on the brink of bagging a title fight against WBA champion Gervonta Davis.

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He will also appear alongside Mike Tyson in the upcoming episode of the Hotboxin podcast. What’s more? Ryan Garcia has recently inked himself and will boast of a new tattoo. A couple of hours back, Garcia turned to Twitter and posted the images of his new ink.

He has portrayed a lion on his chest and shared it to his fans allover the world. While the combat community considers Garcia as a fierce superstar, the new lion tattoo seemingly disseminates a similar aura about the WBC Interim lightweight champion.

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That said, fans are not very impressed by Garcia’s new tattoo. Instead, they have mocked the Mexican-American on Twitter. Although Garcia might not pay much attention to his critics, the boxing world surely does. Here’s a look at some fan responses.

Ryan Garcia- The Uncrowned King

Boasting an unbeaten record of 21 wins with 18 KOs, ‘KingRy’ is one of the finest lightweights in the active roster. However, he is still to face the current title holders in Gervonta Davis (WBA), Teofimo Lopez (unified) and Devin Haney (WBC).

Akin to Garcia, all these champions are also undefeated and reside at the top of the division. So, they need to fight each other to clear the doubts and settle the best between them. Meanwhile, Garcia has vowed to face Gervonta Davis next and Tank’ has also agreed to the call.

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But, WBC champion Haney might be the right opponent for Garcia. Being the WBC Interim champion, ‘KingRy’ can settle a fight against Haney easily. However, a fight against Davis might demand several promotional stances and contractual turmoils to get ironed out.

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)

Amid all these, Garcia is still on a safe spot and has started 2021 on a wonderful note. He can continue the dominance further by bagging even bigger challenges ahead. His endorsements and social media following have already made him a superstar. Now, it’s his turn to continue his boxing dominance.

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Will Ryan Garcia be the lion akin to what he has inked on himself?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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