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Three Potential Next Opponents for Ryan Garcia

Three Potential Next Opponents for Ryan Garcia

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Three Potential Next Opponents for Ryan Garcia

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Three Potential Next Opponents for Ryan Garcia

Ryan Garcia (25-1, 20 KOs) stunned many in his majority decision win against Devin Haney (31-1, 15 KOs) on April 20.

The two fighters headlined a Golden Boy Promotions event at the Barclays Center in New York City, NY, presented in association with Matchroom Boxing, Haney Promotions and KingRy Promotions. Fight fans could catch the action live on DAZN as a PPV, in addition to Though Haney was the reigning WBC super lightweight champion, Garcia couldn’t win the title due to not making weight.

As is customary following any bout, attention turns towards possible future opponents for the victor. Big Fight Weekend brings you three possible opponents for “King Ry.”

Who Could Be Next for Ryan Garcia?

Devin Haney Rematch

In their post-fight interviews, both men expressed an interest in fighting each other again. Given how this fight turned out, a rematch would attract significant interest from the public and be highly profitable for those involved. However, Garcia spoke about moving up to welterweight and stressed that he could not make 140 lbs. If a rematch were indeed to take place, it would likely be at the 147-lb limit.

Hear Dan Rafael and T.J. Rives discuss what’s potentially next for Ryan Garcia, including what’s the future of his soap opera like relationship with Oscar De La Hoya on our latest “Fight Freaks Unite Recap Podcast” by clicking below,

Gervonta Davis Rematch

Yet another rematch that would be highly profitable to those involved and attract significant interest. Gervonta Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) is set to take on Frank Martin in a lightweight bout. To rematch Garcia, he would have to jump up two weight classes. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya did suggest a fight at a 144 or 145-lb catchweight. Whether such a rematch will occur remains to be seen.

Alexis Rocha

Given Garcia’s intention to move up to welterweight – a bout against Alexis Rocha (24-2, 16 KOs) could make sense. Both are with Golden Boy Promotions and operate at 147 lbs, making this should be straightforward. It would also help Garcia test the waters at welterweight before going after the division’s elite. This may not be the most lucrative fight, but does require minimal hassle to make.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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