‘Unprofessional’ Ryan Garcia Slammed by Fans for Fighting Tagoe at 139 Pounds

Published 03/24/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Ryan Garcia of the United States speaks during a press conference at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Following a long layoff, the rising prospect, Ryan Garcia, is going to collide against Ghanaian pugilist Emmanuel Tagoe on April 9 in a positive start to the year 2022.

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Ahead of his clash, Tagoe’s boxing manager, Peter Kahn, talked to Sports Illustrated, and the senior writer Chris Mannix, took to Twitter to report it and gave an update on the 23-year-old’s upcoming rumble.

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Chris Mannix Twitted, The contract weight for Ryan Garcia-Emmanuel Tagoe will be for a max of 139-pounds, Tagoe’s manager, Peter Kahn, told @SInow. Kahn, who manages lighweight champion @GeorgeKambosos, believes there are strong similarities between this fight and Kambosos’s upset of Teofimo Lopez.”

Two highlights of this story caught the attention of boxing fans. First, ‘KingRy’s weight, and second, its comparison with the epic lightweight title clash between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr.

One fan named Rahul Vaithinathan wrote, “Unprofessional,” slamming Ryan Garcia for fighting Emmanuel Tagoe at 139-pounds.

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Few more fans’ reaction to Ryan Garcia vs. Emmanuel Tagoe at 139-pounds

One fan came up in a sarcastic tone. He dragged the controversial partition of Ryan Garcia from his former coach, Eddy Reynoso. Twitter user @FOTYBOXING trolled ‘The Flash’ by saying Garcia left the camp of Canelo Alvarez’s coach because he couldn’t cope with the disciplined schedule.

Another fan targeted the pretty intense upcoming battle. Since it is not a title fight, he labeled it as a normal trading of leather.

Another fan, Tom Smith, made a cutting remark on Ryan Garcia’s weight. According to this fan, the reason behind Garcia’s weight increase is cookies.

Another fan came up with a bizarre statement. He is of the opinion that it should promote this fight of Garcia as the debut fight at 140.

Another fan, Javier Morales, questioned Garcia. He wrote, “what’s up champ? No does this mean you’re moving up to 140 next?”

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Regardless of which weight category the fight will come to fruition, there is no doubt about it being an intriguing clash. Moreover, Garcia will aim to add another spectacular victory to his resume on April 09. Thus, fans can expect fireworks.

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What’s your take on the upcoming clash of the former WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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