Ryan Garcia Responds to Canelo Alvarez’s Comments on Inactivity

Published 11/07/2021, 7:00 AM EST
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)


Lightweight superstar Ryan Garcia faced severe criticisms from several people after walking out of two of his scheduled fights this year. The latest opprobrium came from his stablemate P4P king Canelo Alvarez, who advised ‘KingRy’ to not waste his talent and remain more active in the sport.

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Ryan Garcia and Canelo Alvarez have been self-claimed brothers and are always spotted supporting each other. Therefore, it was shocking to see Alvarez criticize Garcia. However, Canelo Alvarez offered constructive criticism and Ryan Garcia has accepted it wholeheartedly.

‘KngRy’ was present at the MGM Grand to witness Canelo vs Plant live in action. After the event, he connected with the media and addressed several things, including Alvarez’s latest comments on his inactivity.

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Ryan Garcia said, “I understand where it is coming from. It’s always all love you know. I don’t take anything personal, I just know that I had a hard year. But I am fully recovered mentally and when I get back with these, I am coming for everybody’s heads.”

The undefeated 135-pounder also posted a picture on social media with Canelo Alvarez. He hailed the P4P king’s win over Caleb Plant and promised to do something similar when he returns to action. He may not return in 2021 as the boxing schedule already looks pretty stacked. However, we may see Ryan Garcia in early 2022.

After beating Luke Campbell in January 2021, Garcia put his hands on the WBC Interim lightweight title. He was about to appear in a world championship shot. However, inactivity has cost him the Interim belt and he will look to resurrect himself in the title ride with some relevant wins.

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Ryan Garcia is ready to dive into the vicious 135 lbs division

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During Garcia’s absence, Gervonta Davis, Teofimo Lopez, Devin Haney, and several other A-listers have bagged their respective fights. Therfore, ‘KingRy’ shall wait and see how those matchups turn out and then select an opponent for his return. An immediate world title shot may not be on his radar, but Garcia isn’t very far from the big scene.

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)

The elite knockout artist seems one or maybe two wins away from regaining his lost spot. However, the 135 lbs division has many hard-hitters, and Garcia will need to improvise his game plan to succeed.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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