Top 5 Ryan ‘KingRy’ Garcia Knockouts
Top 5 Ryan ‘KingRy’ Garcia Knockouts
The lightweight division looks set for an eventful 2023. There are plenty of fighters in a stacked division vying for glory. One of the biggest talents in the decision is unbeaten American Ryan “KingRy” Garcia. The 24-year-old Californian-born fighter has won all 23 of his professional contests, with 19 coming by knockout. Garcia has rarely looked in trouble during his professional career, with his lightning speed and great jab. He also possesses impressive power, which has seen him gain eye-catching stoppage wins over Javier Fortuna and Luke Campbell, amongst others. At Big Fight Weekend, we wanted to pay homage by bringing you, the 5 best Ryan Garcia Knockouts, which follows our article on the 5 best Gervonta Davis knockouts.
The 5 best Ryan Garcia Knockouts
Javier Fortuna on paper would provide a stiff test for Ryan Garcia, However, “KingRy” had other ideas knocking down his opponent three times on his way to a sixth-round TKO victory. His fast hand speed caught the eye, alongside his impressive power. He was landing the left hook at will, and the left body shots were devastating to Fortuna.
The Dominican fighter showed bravery but failed to live with Garcia’s power and accuracy. Once “KingRy” got that first knockdown in round four, it was just a question of when Garcia would stop his opponent, and he delivered with a left hook in round six to end the contest.
2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell was fancied by some to cause Garcia problems, and he delivered in round 2 dropping the Los Alamitos fighter with a left hook. Garcia got up promptly and recovered well to beat the count. He began to get on top of Campbell, and in round 7 delivered a crunching body shot, which bought the Englishman to his knees and ended the fight.
Despite Campbell inflicting the first knockdown of Garcia’s professional career, he recovered extremely well to inflict a brutally impressive stoppage on an Olympic gold medal winner.
Before the fight, Romero Duno was touted as Garcia’s toughest test. However, “KingRy” passed this test with flying colours. Both fighters began with intent, throwing hurtful-looking punches. Garcia landed the first meaningful blow when his straight right broke through his opponent’s guard, which staggered him.
Garcia was laser-focused and landed another right hand, which was followed by a powerful left hook, which appeared to graze his opponents temple. But the power of the punch ended Duno’s hopes of an upset, and the fight was over at the 1.38 mark of round one.
Francisco Fonseca was described as a step up in competition for Garcia, and the American bulldozed his way through the new level of competition with a brutal first-round stoppage.
The 21-year-old flew at his opponent, stunning him with a left hook. After landing left hooks at will, Garcia was looking for that fight-ending shot, and he found it when Fonseca threw a right hand. The attempted right hand left him wide open, and Garcia pounced with a scintillating left hook that ended the fight on impact, forcing the referee to wave off the contest after eighty seconds.
Fernando Vargas came out looking to exchange with Garcia. “KingRy” absorbed a few early blows before exerting authority on the bout. He landed a straight right hand, which visibly shook Vargas.
Following this thudding right hand, Garcia followed it up with another punishing right hand before landing a devastating left hook, which sent his opponent crashing to the canvas. Vargas tried to beat the count but was unable to pull himself off the canvas, which resulted in the referee waving off the fight.
All eyes will now turn to the April 22 showdown in Las Vegas against Gervonta “Tank” Davis. Check out our article on the first press conference highlights.