WATCH: Canelo Alvarez Gives Huge Compliment to Ryan Garcia

Published 09/23/2021, 10:16 AM EDT
INDIO, CA – MARCH 30: Ryan Garcia posing with Canelo Alvarez inside the ring after his win against Jose Lopez on March 30, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Getty Images)


Recently, Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant were recently involved in a fiery slugfest that broke the internet. This altercation between the two fighters garnered massive reactions from people all over the world.

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During this brawl, Plant threw a left hook at Alvarez, which the latter dodged, and quickly reverted with a slap of his own. Regardless of the entire brawl and the matter that took place, many fans and fighters praised Alvarez’s reflexes and hand speed.

In the modern boxing era, the young gun Ryan Garcia is considered the one with the fastest hands. Therefore, after Alvarez too showed his quickness, comparisons between the two were bound to be made.

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Recently, the Mexican boxing icon interacted with Marc Raimondi. Here, he was asked about who has the faster hands, him or Ryan Garcia?

To this Canelo responded, “Him, him, yaa,”

Alvarez and Garcia mostly train in the same gym under head trainer Eddy Reynoso. ‘King Ry’ shares massive respect for Alvarez and draws major inspiration from him. Moreover, he marks his presence in most of Alvarez’s fights, wherein he takes notes of his idol’s boxing prowess.

‘Canelo’ also passes on his teachings to the young force who’s keen to make a mark on the fight world.

Garcia is one promising young gun, who has vast abilities in his arsenal to go down as one bigwig in the sport. He has risen to the peak real quick and his iconic skills separate him from the rest. Getting himself surrounded by someone like Alvarez is a sure-shot treat for ‘King Ry’.

He still is in the inception days of his career and getting to learn from ‘Canelo’ will help him elevate his career to the next level.

Can Ryan Garcia become another Canelo Alvarez?

For now, Garcia displays an immaculate track record, and he’s fairly doing what he’s supposed to.

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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)

Once he gets his hands on a title shot, needless to say, the young stalwart will be in to make history.

There’s a lot of buzz around him and fans expect him to only get better with time. Also, with the way he’s shaping up his stint, it’s safe to admit Garcia is on the brink of becoming like his inspiration, Canelo Alvarez.

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What do you make of Canelo Alvarez’s comments on Garcia?

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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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