Ryan Garcia vs Manny Pacquiao Has Two Potential Fight Dates, Claims Guadalupe Valencia

Published 01/29/2021, 2:08 AM EST


The potential Ryan Garcia vs. Manny Pacquiao bout could be upon us sooner than we expected. The advisor of the lightweight sensation gave a tentative date for fans to look forward to and even spoke about the details of the fight.

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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)

Contrary to all the gossip and rumors, Garcia agreed to a fight with legendary boxer and current welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Even though, for weeks leading up to the agreement, he was calling out Gervonta Davis.

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The announcement left a lot of unanswered questions, including the date. However, we now have an update as Guadalupe Valencia, advisor of Garcia, spoke to ESPN MX; and Michael Benson from TalkSPORT was quick to catch on to it.

Valencia revealed that the pair are likely to meet either on April 24 or May 1 rather than the initial suggestions of September 1. This is probably because both fighters will want to make the other fights happen at the end of the year.

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Other details for Ryan Garcia vs. Manny Pacquiao still in discussion

The advisor also gave an update on the other details of the potential fight. The announcement shocked fans as Garcia is a lightweight mandatory while Pacquiao is a welterweight champion. Hence many were curious to know how the fight would unfold.

Valencia said that the discussions of whether this will be an actual fight or an exhibition are going on. However, they have not decided yet. Although, given that they are in talks to fight at the end of April, we can expect a complete announcement soon.

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Though an exhibition fight would make sense given the difference in weight, it would not be ideal for either fighters’ career. ‘Pac-Man’ is in the twilight of his career and only has a few fights left in him, while Garcia has other fights he needs to make.

However, it is difficult to see either Pacquiao coming down to lightweight or Garcia moving up to welterweight in 3 months.

What do you make of this news? Do you think Ryan Garcia and Manny Pacquiao should fight an exhibition fight?

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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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