VIDEO: Ryan Garcia Desperately Tries to Break Punch Machine Record – Fails Every Time

Published 01/10/2022, 10:00 AM EST


Lightweight superstar Ryan Garcia is a surging knockout artist in his division and possesses blistering speed, which has fed most of his opponents to the canvas. Unfortunately, he couldn’t live up to that expectation when the young boxer tried to break a previously set record on a punching machine. Despite several attempts, Ryan Garcia failed to reach the top score and had to depart without accomplishing his goal.

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Having fought against Luke Campbell in January 2021, it has been over a year since we have seen him in action. Meanwhile, he also suffered an injury in his right arm a few months back. While he is overcoming all of it, the recent clip of his failed attempts at a punching machine can cause his fans to worry.

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The highest score was set at 9046. Ryan Garcia took four attempts at the machine but scored 8876, 8624, 8963, and 8989, respectively. Despite all the efforts, ‘KingRy’ was shocked to see that he couldn’t make it to the top.

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Ryan Garcia is working to step through the ropes eagerly and is aiming shots at Isaac Cruz aka ‘Pitbull’ for an in-ring scrap. Garcia’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, also seems adamant about making the fight happen. However, Isaac Cruz, who recently lost to Gervonta Davis, hasn’t confirmed his will to lock horns against Garcia. Hence, the search is still on and Garcia appears far from getting a title shot at this point.

Ryan Garcia has a lot to do at 135 lbs

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2021 was a crucial year for the lightweight division. While Garcia remained out of all the action, a lot has happened since then. George Kambosos Jr. has toppled Teofimo Lopez to become the new unified lightweight world champion. Besides, Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney have also defended their 135 lbs straps successfully. Hence, Garcia shall have to catch up with his contemporaries.

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)

He is nowhere near the current title ride and cannot expect to get a crack at it soon. Henceforth, ‘KingRy’ shall look to remain active by accepting non-title bouts, before he finally moves ahead to battle for the gold.

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He is still a star prospect and can envision himself getting commendable matchups in the division. Who do you want to see Ryan Garcia face next?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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