“Time to Get to 22–0” – Ryan Garcia Teases an Imminent Return

Published 10/08/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
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)


Boxing fans are desperately waiting for Ryan Garcia to appear under the big lights once more in 2021. Earlier, he was slated to come back and fight in July 2021, but he pulled out of his fight, citing mental health concerns. As a consequence, he had to temporarily forget his long-awaited aspiration to fight for lightweight gold.

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But now Garcia is in his element, and he is extremely eager to come back.

‘King Ry’ will undeniably face the WBC interim lightweight champ, Joseph Diaz, for his boxing return. However, there’s no piece of news on when this fight will actually materialize.

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Recently, the undefeated Garcia took to Instagram to tease fans about his return. He wrote, ‘‘Look out for the announcement of my next fight!!! It’s happening this year. time to get to 22-0″

In January, ‘King Ry’ won the WBC interim lightweight strap and earned a shot at Devin Haney. Unfortunately, as he withdrew from the bout, he lost his hard-earned belt. Hence, he needs to prove himself once more to secure a title fight.

Ryan Garcia is the most promising young talent in a lightweight roster that is stacked with undefeated fighters. However, to live up to his undeniable talent, he must win the world title.

That said, Garcia will have to get past ‘Jo Jo’ in order to be in a prime position to realize his dream.

Is Ryan Garcia capable of winning the ultimate lightweight strap?

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The Californian boxer possesses a dominating approach. He uses it well to smother his opponents in the ring. Additionally, ‘King Ry’ has elevated his game in each and every fight until now. Considering his upward trajectory, it’s safe to say that he would be capable of raising his game even further and ascending to the top of the mountain.

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)

His aggressive approach could pay dividends in helping him edge over Joseph Diaz because ‘Jo Jo’ likes taking his fights deep.

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However, it can also backfire, as Diaz will look to move well and win on points. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how Garcia tackles Diaz.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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