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Who is Ryan Garcia?

‘The Flash’ is ranked as the sixth-best lightweight in the world as of May 2022; this American boxer previously held the WBC interim lightweight title.

Ryan García responde a Floyd Mayweather sobre Canelo Álvarez
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Passionate about boxing from a young age, Ryan Garcia was born in Victorville, California. His father was also a boxer, and Garcia followed in his footsteps by taking up the sport at the age of seven. Despite his father’s challenges, Garcia turned pro at 17 and quickly became a rising star in the boxing world.

While Ryan Garcia was born and raised in America, he proudly embraces his Mexican heritage, which is evident in his persona. Garcia carries the U.S. and Mexican flags into the ring. Eddy Reynoso, who also trains boxing champions Canelo Álvarez and Óscar Valdez, used to serve as Garcia’s trainer. Joe Goosen currently trains the young champ.


García began his boxing journey with aspirations of representing the United States in the 2016 Olympics. During his amateur career, Garcia made a name for himself in boxing. Out of 215 amateur bouts, he emerged victorious in 200 of them. During this time, he claimed three national Golden Gloves championships (2009-2011) and clinched a silver medal at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships.

Although Ryan Garcia is widely recognized for his boxing abilities, he also stands out for his good looks. His striking appearance has landed him modeling contracts with several prominent fashion brands, and he has a significant following on social media.

Pro career

At 19, Ryan Garcia made his professional debut in March 2016. Garcia fought his first professional match against Edgar Meza in Tijuana, winning by T.K.O.

Since then, he has won all 23 fights, with 19 coming through knockout.

In November 2016, Garcia inked a deal with Golden Boy Promotions and debuted at The Forum on December 17. The announcement was made by Oscar De La Hoya, who revealed that Garcia would be fighting in the undercard of the Smith-Hopkins light-heavyweight main event. In a stunning performance, Garcia emerged victorious by scoring a knockout in the second round.

In October 2018, Garcia secured the W.B.C. Silver Featherweight Title with a sixth-round T.K.O. of Jesus Rojas. He also defeated fellow rising star Jayson Velez on February 2, 2019.

In his last two ring appearances, he defeated Emmanuel Tagoe and Javier Fortuna by knockout, and in both fights, he showed apparent strength and technical domination.

Garcia vs. Davis

This weekend vows to be a thrilling spectacle for boxing enthusiasts as the highly-anticipated bout between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia takes center stage.

With a history of social media spats and verbal jabs, the two undefeated fighters,s with impressive records of 28-0(26) for Davis and 23-0(19) for Garcia, are set to clash in the ring.

Adding to the excitement, both fighters have upped the stakes by agreeing to put their entire purses on the line. The winner of the match will walk away with all the money, making the bout even more intense and captivating.