“You Guys Are All Finished”: Ryan Garcia Issues Fiery Statement Post Hand Surgery

Published 11/01/2021, 5:51 PM EDT
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)


Right before his much-awaited return to the ring, Ryan Garcia was forced to pull out of a huge fight against JoJo Diaz in December because of a hand injury. Initially many criticized him for his inactivity and for ducking the fights that the fans really want to see; however, Garcia’s new video on YouTube shows that he indeed underwent a serious surgery to treat a severe hand injury.

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In a recent YouTube video, Ryan Garcia sent out a message to the rest of the lightweight division as he stepped out of a successful surgery on his injured hand.

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Garcia looked right at the camera and warned top lightweights that he was only operating with one good hand up till now and that with this surgery, he’s going to make 2022 his year.

I’m going to knock everyone out. Now that I have two hands, good luck.

You guys are all finished. Two hands now? Come on now. I was fighting with one hand, now I have two,” said Ryan Garcia.

Canelo Alvarez thinks Ryan Garcia is wasting time

As Ryan Garcia’s December fight with JoJo Diaz collapsed due to his recent injury, it naturally raised a  lot of concerns within the boxing community. Considering that Garcia is one of the promising contenders at 130 as well as the 135 division, it is natural for fans to want him to fight more frequently.

Even King Ry’s teammate and the p4p king, Canelo Alvarez, believes the 23-year-old is wasting his prime years by remaining inactive.

Look, Ryan has a lot of talent. But to me, in my eyes, he’s wasting a lot of time and wasting his talent. I look at him and don’t see him 100 percent dedicated and, to us, that’s a bad signal.

We always remind him as a team to come to the gym – to train, and to learn because you need to be in the gym.

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You’re learning day-by-day, at the very minimum fighting five times a year. When I was beginning my career, I did 15 fights in one year. That’s where I was at the beginning of my career. So definitely he needs to be a little more dedicated,” said Canelo Alvarez.

However, Ryan Garcia wants to put this year in his past. With his surgery behind him now, he has now promised a stronger return in early 2022. He believes that the surgery has fully repaired his injured hand and that he now has “danger in both hands“.

Do you think Ryan Garcia can come back stronger in 2022?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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