Small but Important Detail Fans Missed in Ryan Garcia’s Latest Training Video

Published 12/27/2021, 6:33 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)


Ryan Garcia missed out on the entire lightweight glory in 2021 as he suffered a hand injury and remained out of action since his TKO win against Luke Campbell in January for the WBC Interim lightweight title. Following a surreal achievement at the beginning of the year, everyone predicted a bright lineup for ‘KingRy’.

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Although it didn’t go per his plans, Garcia was back in work mode and can return in early 2022. The vicious lightweight division will put him before tough challenges. Garcia is still not a titleholder and shall verify his worth a few times before putting his hands on a world championship.

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That said, his recent training video may not cite a complete recovery for the undefeated star. The 23-year-old posted a video on Instagram, throwing punches. He showed head movements and left-hand shots, with the caption, “Clean clean. It’s on its War.” Garcia didn’t throw the right hand for once, and that can be a reg signal for his comeback plans.

 

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His right arm injury urged him to back off from a scheduled fight against Joseph Diaz Jr. in November. While ‘JoJo’ faced Javier Fortuna and then Devin Haney, ‘KingRy’ remained on the sidelines. A lot has happened in the 135 lbs division, and several underdogs have raked their status.

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As Ryan Garcia will now dive into the crucial scene in 2022, we can see him ride a very different journey than what it was a year back. He cannot expect an immediate shot at the world title. But relying on his superstardom, the former Interim champ can expect big matchups, which he already has on sight.

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Who shall Ryan Garcia face on returning?

Garcia called out George Kambosos Jr. on social media after the Australian boxer vanquished Teofimo Lopez, to become the undisputed lightweight champion. But ‘KingRy’ is not getting the fight right away unless the champion agrees. Kambosos Jr. seems interested in an undisputed fight against Devin Haney, and that fight can happen somewhere in 2022.

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)

Reports also claim Golden Boy Promotions is trying to host a fight between Ryan Garcia and Isaac Cruz, who recently lost to Gervonta Davis. While nothing is official as of now, Garcia has a lot to look for. He is racing for the world championship and can not afford to go after any name from the list, which assures big fights incoming.

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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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