Paddy Pimblett Tells Boxing Sensation Ryan Garcia the Moment the World Realized “The Flash” Wasn’t Just a “Pretty Boy”: “When You Got Hit With That Punch”

Published 03/14/2023, 4:57 AM EDT

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UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett isn’t occupied with just fighting inside the octagon. He is also active on YouTube with his ‘Chattin Pony Podcast’. ‘The Baddy’ recently invited the former WBC interim lightweight champion, Ryan Garcia, and talked about his outstanding performance in the boxing match with Luke Campbell.

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Ryan Garcia has become one of the most exciting and popular boxers in the world. He boasts an undefeated 23-fight streak, with most of his wins coming via knockouts. He is currently one of the best active boxers from the lightweight division.

Garcia had an amazing amateur record of 215 wins and 15 losses, which lasted for 120 years before he turned professional. With his amazing record, he has set the boxing world on fire with his incredible performances inside the squared circle. Paddy Pimblett talked about his amazing fight against former boxer Luke Campbell’s final match in 2021.

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Paddy Pimblett calls Ryan Garcia a fighter

‘The Baddy’ mentioned that he can never forget how Garcia stood right up after getting dropped by Luke Campbell in the second round of their bout in 2021. Pimblett said, “I’ll never forget lad when you got hit with that punch.” He said that moment made Pimblett believe that ‘Kingry’ is a real fighter. “The way you get up like that, I was like ‘Yeah, this fella’s a fighter,” said the Liverpool native.

Pimblett continued and reiterate how people call Ryan Garcia a good-looking guy. But taking that punch made the UFC rising star believe that ‘Kingry’ had a heart too. He said, “You Know what I mean? People call you a pretty boy and that, but when you took that punch, lad and you got up, I was like ‘He’s got heart.” Pimblett added, “The way your arm fell behind you, it looked like it was gonna be a bad knockdown and you just got up instantly.”

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‘Kingry’ Garcia claims that standing up is his natural reaction

Garcia claims that standing up immediately is a natural reaction to him. He said, “When I came to (my senses) I was already standing up. I guess that’s my natural reaction.”

‘Kingry’ added, “I said to myself in my head when I got dropped and I felt a little dizzy. I said, ‘Well, I have been worse drunk’. Literally, I said that to myself. That’s just my heart.”

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He mentioned that it was natural for him to stand up after getting knocked down. “It’s in my nature, so I always knew I had that, but you need a situation to prove it. I think that was one of the situations where I was like ‘Okay, now everybody could see that I really love fighting,” said Ryan Garcia.

Ryan Garcia will take on Gervonta Davis next month. It will be his biggest fight to date. On the other hand, Paddy Pimblett is yet to learn who his next opponent will be after a controversial win against Jared Gordon last time out. Fans will have to wait and see what follows.

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