The One Thing Ryan Garcia’s New Coach Does in Training That is Illegal in Actual Competition

Published 04/09/2022, 10:15 PM EDT

Former WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia is set to face Ghanaian lightweight contender Emmanuel Tagoe today. A recent video shows Garcia jokingly calling out his coach before a sparring session.

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The video, which has since garnered over 100,000 views, shows Garcia’s trainer Joe Goossen applying Vaseline on Garcia’s gloves.

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Garcia looks at his coach and exclaims, “Don’t do this in the fight.”

Coach Goossen is seen confused by Garcia’s statement. He then asks Garcia what he meant.

“Do not put Vaseline on when I’m fighting.” Garcia replies. The duo is then seen sharing a light-hearted moment. Coach Goossen also tells Garcia why he was using Vaseline, “Are you serious? Do you think I’d ever do that. It’s just to keep your sparring partners alive.”

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 further spoke about working extra hard ahead of his match with Tagoe.  He said, “Nothing stopped me from working. So I’m working through everything. It would be a tragedy if I didn’t work my ass off.”

Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe

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The Preliminary fights before the Garcia vs Tagoe showdown are currently underway.

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)

The bout marks Garcia’s comeback after a brief hiatus. Garcia and Tagoe are set to fight at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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