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Ryan Garcia Reveals What Inspired Him to Get New Tattoos

Published 02/20/2021, 7:30 AM EST

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The boxing sensation, Ryan Garcia, has found success both inside and outside the boxing ring pretty quickly. Coming from the era of social media, the young prodigy has a global reach, and has a dedicated fanbase in almost every corner of the world. That said, Garcia prefers to update the fans about his every move.

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Following a win over Luke Campbell on January 2, Garcia has grabbed the WBC Interim lightweight belt and appraisals from several boxing pundits. So, it seems to be a celebration for ‘KingRy’ and he has already added some alluring tattoos on his body.

A few weeks back, he donned a new tattoo of a lion on his chest. Now, Ryan Garcia has added a dove and a neck design tattoo as well. In a recent vlog, he boasted all of his tattoos and displayed how he got himself inked.


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The first tattoo Garcia ever had was that of a warrior, as he billed himself to be one. He followed it with a lion on his chest. ‘KingRy’ also has a tattoo written ‘Shock the world’ and a cross on his right hand.

Garcia bills this as an inspiration behind his powerful shots. Now, he will have two more around his neck. Although getting inked might not be something new, Ryan Garcia and his YouTube channel clearly make it interesting for the fans.

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What’s next for Ryan Garcia in boxing?

The WBC Interim champ can call his own shots now, as he has been doing it since the win against Luke Campbell. Primarily, Ryan Garcia called out WBA 135 lbs champion Gervonta Davis for an in-ring collision. The two were also involved in some heated talks on various occasions.

However, Garcia turned his attention towards Manny Pacquiao and teased a fight against him. ‘Pac-Man’ hasn’t confirmed the event yet, but Garcia claimed it official and seems eager to test himself against the legend.


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Meanwhile, he holds the WBC mandatory spot. So a face-off with unified champion Teofimo Lopez or WBC champion Devin Haney is also possible. The lightweight roster has umpteen undefeated champions at this stage, and Ryan Garcia is one of the prime prodigies. Thus, we can expect a promising ride for him ahead.


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Written by:

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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