Ryan Garcia Shoots Himself in the Foot With Jake Paul Comment

Published 04/06/2022, 2:18 AM EDT
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)

The lightweight contender and one of the biggest rising prospects in the lightweight division, Ryan Garcia, shot himself in the foot while reflecting his thoughts on celebrity boxing sensation Jake Paul.

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Recently, the former WBC interim lightweight titleholder took to an interview with ‘The MMA Hour’ to discuss the most anticipated return this Saturday night.

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However, at the end of the interview, the host asked ‘KingRy’, if he is Jake Paul’s fan. As if ‘The Flash’ was ready for this question. He poured his love for ‘The Problem Child’ in a brief response.

The 23-year-old said, “I love Jake. Jake’s my guy. I got nothing bad to say. I hope he keeps doing good making all the right decisions. I mean obviously he’s beating everybody that he’s fighting most boxers are fighting guys that they don’t have to fight at all any way. I can’t really claim that he is doing something wrong.”

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)

Notably, Ryan Garcia is going to collide with the 10th best lightweight by The Ring, Emmanuel Tagoe. Interestingly, he had already endured the ire of boxing critics and fans to choose the Ghanian pugilist for his comeback fight, and, while commenting on the social media personality, he foolishly harmed his own cause.

A fan mentioned, “you’re one of those guys that fight people who don’t know how to fight.”

Another fan-supported this comment and wrote,” facts bro.”

When did Ryan Garcia fight last?

The star boxer took to the ring last year in January against Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell. Notably, he suffered the first knockdown of his career with a left hook from the opponent in the second round. However, ‘KingRy’ recovered and went all guns blazing to settle the tie.

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He clinched the victory through a seventh-round knockout. The lethal left hook on the body seized the British in the center of the ring. Since then, ‘KingRy’ has undergone several problems. Unfortunately, he suffered a wrist injury and a mental health issues.

As of now, ‘The Flash’ is going to rumble after months of layoff with the new coach Joe Goossen as he could not sit well with his previous team.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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