VIDEO: Henry Cejudo Pleads Oscar De La Hoya for a Boxing Bout With Ryan Garcia

Published 06/19/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo celebrates after his knockout victory over Dominick Cruz in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 249 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Lightweight superstar Ryan Garcia is one of the biggest names in the sport. The undefeated American is a bona fide star thanks to his social media to go with his achievements in the ring. And he could have a surprising opponent in the form of Henry Cejudo.

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Henry Cejudo is a former UFC double champion, having held the flyweight and bantamweight belts. And it appears as though ‘Triple C’ wants to follow the trend and cross over to the boxing ring. He even asked Garcia’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, for a fight against ‘King Ry.’

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia reacts after defeating Luke Campbell during the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The 16-2 fighter spoke to De La Hoya when ‘Golden Boy’ joined him and Mike Tyson for an episode of ‘Hotboxin with Mike Tyson.’ ESNEWS posted a video of the behind-the-scenes which, showed Cejudo asking De La Hoya for a fight against Garcia.

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Triple C’ said, “And just one last thing, I’ve been wanting Ryan Garcia for a minute now. I feel like, I legit have a shot, Oscar, at beating that dude. Olympic champ… I know it’s different than boxing… Two division UFC champion.”

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Could Henry Cejudo fight Ryan Garcia

The comments from the former double champion showed that he seriously wants to face Garcia. Moreover, it showed his confidence in beating the young superstar. But in reality, could Cejudo face Garcia in the boxing ring?

Theoretically, it is not so far-fetched. Cejudo fought at 135 lbs, which is the weight that Garcia fights at. Moreover, given that Garcia chased a super-fight against Manny Pacquiao, it is likely that he would be open to it.

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However, Cejudo is still under contract with the UFC. And it is impossible that Dana White will allow him to fight Garcia. Furthermore, De La Hoya’s involvement makes it even more unlikely. Therefore, no matter how much Cejudo wants the bout, practically, it seems impossible as of now.

What do you make of Henry Cejudo’s request to Oscar De La Hoya? Do you think we will see the former UFC champion in the ring anytime soon?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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