Ryan Garcia Teases ‘Big’ Fight Announcement: ‘Quiet for a Reason’

Published 03/20/2021, 10:59 AM EDT
DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia reacts after defeating Luke Campbell during the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)


Lightweight sensation, Ryan Garcia, has teased his next fight and hinted at a big-name opponent. The undefeated American explained his silence about his next opponent after his dream fight against Manny Pacquiao fell through.

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DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia celebrates his victory against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)

Garcia is one of the top contenders in the lightweight division and is a global star. He can sell a fight against any opponent in the division solely based on his online presence. However, the WBC interim champion said he wants the big fights.

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‘KingRy’ has now given an update on his next bout. He took to his Instagram to notify fans of his next move by posting a story titled, “Be ready for the next fight announcement it’s a big one.” The young American followed it up with two other stories, which read, “Calm before the storm” and “Quiet for a reason”, respectively.

He then showed his slick movement and speed on the spring-bag, a skill that has become the undefeated boxer’s trademark on his social media.

These comments explained why the 21-0 boxer has remained relatively subdued since the last time he announced a fight. The superstar revealed he would take on Manny Pacquiao after weeks of engaging in verbal battles with Gervonta Davis.

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Who could Ryan Garcia fight next?

The internet sensation faced heaps of backlash from critics when the Pacquiao fight fell through. Many accused Garcia of not backing up his word and delivering. However, the undefeated fighter gave his explanation for the fight not happening. So who will he fight next?

All rumors point to a bout against Javier Fortuna. Despite Garcia saying he would still welcome a match-up against Gervonta Davis, he will most likely take on Fortuna. This would be a massive drop-off from the caliber of opponents ‘KingRy’ aimed for.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 02: Ryan Garcia poses after defeating Romero Duno in 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)

Garcia is the mandatory for Devin Haney and could have fought his rival from the amateurs. However, he chased ‘bigger fights’ and now may have to settle for a slightly lesser-known fighter. Although, he may have a trick up his sleeve and announce another big-name opponent.

What do you think of this teaser from Ryan Garcia? Who do you think he will fight next?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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