“They Need to Face Each Other”: Talking About Ryan Garcia’s Win Over Oscar Duarte, Two-Division World Champion Asks ‘KingRy’ to Fight This Pugilist

Published 12/09/2023, 1:52 AM EST

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Ryan Garcia and Shakur Stevenson are eager to face off in the ring. Garcia, fresh off a win against Oscar Duarte, wants to teach Stevenson a lesson in humility, and Stevenson, coming in after a win against Edwin De Los Santos, wants to fight Garcia.

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The feud ignited when Garcia labeled the new WBC lightweight champion as “arrogant” and “boring as s**t.” In response, Stevenson fired back and said, “On my bad nights, I win; on your bad nights, you lay down from a body shot and get up after the 10 counts.” Adding his perspective to the verbal sparring, former boxer turned analyst Tim Bradley concurs with both fighters and has shared his views on the controversy.

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Recently, ahead of the Oscar Duarte fight, Ryan Garcia was seen provoking the 26-year-old. In addition, while speaking to Brian Custer on his show, Garcia promised he would “whoop his a**” if the duo ever shared the ring. At this, Shakur engaged in a banter with ‘KingRy’ and informed the latter that the fighter from Newark was open to facing the same at 140 lbs.

In this regard, when Tim Bradley was informed about this heated exchange of words between Garcia and Shakur, the analyst hoped for a fight. “I like it. If you’re going to get on Twitter and call guys out, make the fight happen,” said Bradley. “I’m sick of all the talk. Make the fight happen, that’s what it’s all about,” he added.

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If he can make the fight happen with Shakur Stevenson, I love the matchup. I love the matchup these young guns, that’s what they need to do. They need to face each other,” Bradley concluded.

During the same interview, Bradley provided a comprehensive analysis of Garcia’s recent bout against Oscar Duarte, elaborating in detail on why he found Garcia’s performance particularly impressive.

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Bradley praises the adjustments The Mexicon Lion made against Oscar Duarte

According to Bradley, it was impressive that Garcia established “the jab early on” in the fight. In addition to displaying “subtle movement, left and right,” the combinations that Garcia landed “were pretty damn solid.” In Bradley’s opinion, Ryan demonstrated “good placement” too. “He made some adjustments which was good to see,” stated Tim. However, he also added, “[Ryan Garcia] Never really uses his legs. Still got a lot to learn.

The California-born boxer’s adjustments included attempting a shoulder roll, more renowned as the Philly Shell technique. Floyd Mayweather had popularized this form of fighting and it had become his stronghold over the years. During the earlier rounds, Garcia dodged his opponent’s shots by turning away from them. He used his left shoulder to avert the jab and was able to withstand the Mexican fighter’s might.

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Not great but a good performance. He got the knockout because of the adjustments he made,” Bradley concluded. With that said, would you be interested in seeing Garcia squaring off against Stevenson in the ring? In addition, do you concur agree with Bradley’s analysis of Garcia’s boxing? Let us know in the comments below.

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