WOW: Ryan Garcia Details His Return Timeline

Published 08/04/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Ryan Garcia attends Premiere Of “One Night: Joshua Vs. Ruiz” at Writers Guild Theater on November 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)


The internet sensation, Ryan Garcia, ranks among the most eye-catchy young athletes in the sport of boxing. In no time, he’s made a fortune for himself and he’s a true fan favorite who’s elevating his boxing run in an ideal way. Earlier this year, he was set to fight in July, but prioritizing his mental health concerns, the young took a step back from professional competition.

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Now, as Garcia has spent a considerable time out of the game, he’s ecstatic to make his enigmatic return.

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‘King Ry’ even took it to his Instagram handle to reveal the timeline for his return bout. He wrote, “I’m back in October @gymshark and I’m having fun been a long time but it’ll be worth the wait La I’m coming to fight.”

Garcia took only one fight in 2021 and that came in against the stout Brit, Luke Campbell. The duo entered a mammoth showdown in January for the WBC interim lightweight title.

The 22-year-old was an undeniable favorite in this fight. But to everyone’s surprise, he was the first one to go to the canvas after falling prey to a body shot. Subsequently, he re-gained a vertical base, retained his composure and continued his attacks.

As a result, his mindset and aggressive approach eventually helped him secure a gratifying T/KO win. This was one of the most vital wins, as it made him a mandatory challenger. Unfortunately, because of his hiatus, he lost the spot, and now, he will look to regain it.

Who should Ryan Garcia face next?

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Ryan Garcia has been assertive about facing his nemesis, Gervonta Davis. However, as the latter is currently competing at the super-lightweight frame, he won’t move to lightweight so soon.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia celebrates with Oscar de la Hoya after his victory against Luke Campbell for WBC Interim Lightweight Championship at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)

Looking at this situation, the only fight that seems viable to make for Garcia is against the current WBC interim lightweight champ, Joseph Diaz.

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This is the most ideal fight for ‘King Ry’ to resurrect his boxing run. And it’ll be interesting to see if the duo really ends up facing each other by October 2021.

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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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