One of the fastest hands in Boxing belongs to Ryan Garcia. ‘KingRy’ has been generating buzz throughout his career for his blistering Knockouts and unorthodox movement. Garcia often posts speed bag training videos to his social media and it serves as a reminder of the skills that the 21-year old possess.
Although the lightweight division has a history of lighting speed hand movement, Garcia is revolutionizing the game. ‘The Flash’ has backed up his unorthodox techniques with spectacular results inside the ring.
Still need to see it to believe it 😆
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 23, 2020
Ryan Garcia: A retrospective
Garcia entered the amateur scene at the age of 15 under the guidance of his parents. He would go on to accrue a hefty amateur record of 215-15. This is not uncommon for boxers in the lighter weight classes. Not to mention the regional circuit is filled with rookie boxers with over 200 fights apiece.
Early into his career, Garcia was touted as a top-ranking prospect. After signing with Golden Boy Promotions, he would receive the backing that many believed he deserved.
The young boxer has drawn criticism for his highly irregular defensive patterns. He sacrifices traditional boxing defense in favor of agility and mobility. So far in his 20 fight professional career, he is yet to face any resistance on that behalf. When it comes to Ryan Garcia’s fighting style, landing first often guarantees favorable results.
Garcia is coming off a 1st round finish of Francisco Fonseca back in February. He has been actively training in search of retaining his WBC silver lightweight title. Following the victory, Garcia squared off against Devin Haney for a potential match-up down the road.
Immediate plans for a return had been halted due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Not to mention the difficulty in getting licensed in several states across the country. However, considering the UFC going strong with multiple events, boxing will look to catch up seeing a return of the stars such as Ryan Garcia.