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Who Is Ryan ‘KingRy’ Garcia?

Who Is Ryan 'KingRy' Garcia


Who Is Ryan ‘KingRy’ Garcia?

Sye Williams / Contributor

Who Is Ryan ‘KingRy’ Garcia?

Ryan “KingRy” Garcia has a 100% professional boxing record, winning all 23 contests, with 19 by knockout. Garcia is set to take on fierce lightweight rival, and current WBA world lightweight champion Gervonta Davis on April 22 which promises to be a truly memorable fight, with no love lost between the two fighters. As we build up to this spectacular showdown at Big Fight Weekend, we wanted to introduce you to the real Ryan Garcia.

The Real Ryan Garcia

The Real Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis

“KingRy” and “Tank” are ready to face off on April 22 in Las Vegas, where these two lightweight superstars put their respective 100% professional records on the line. Both fighters had plenty to say during the Southern California press conference, with Garcia full of respect for his rival: “This is a fight that I’ve been wanting for a very long time. To be a champion, you have to beat the best. It’s not about the titles; it’s about who you beat. It’s a testimony to the respect I have for Gervonta as a fighter.

Also Read: Ryan “KingRy” Garcia’s Top Knockouts

“Tank” possesses devastating power, but Garcia also has fight-ending punch power, which will make Davis wary. They both have a nasty streak in them and are not afraid to stand there and trade with their opponents, making this fight a mouth-watering proposition. 

The History of ‘KingRy’

The Los Alamitos fighter was born on August 8, 1998. Garcia is now trained by Joe Goossen, since leaving the Eddy Reynoso’s stable in 2022. When asked about his split with Reynoso, “KinRy” explained that (Reynoso) “didn’t really have time to train me.

Also Read: Gervonta “Tank” Davis Top Knockouts 

“KingRy” enjoyed a brilliant amateur career, which saw him amass an impressive record of 215-15. Throughout his professional career, it’s his blistering hand speed and power that has helped him to 19 wins by knockout.

Mental Health Struggles

Ryan Garcia’s professional career has been plain sailing in the ring thus far. But outside of the ring, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for the California-born fighter. The lightweight boxer has experienced depression and mental health struggles, which he has fought to overcome.

The 23-year-old fighter also opened up about experiencing suicidal thoughts: “When I was deep in it, I didn’t think I was gonna live,” Garcia said in an interview with Dan Canobbio on Inside Boxing Live. If Garcia can prevail against Davis, it will show what is possible in life, even during your darkest days.

The future for Garcia

Ryan Garcia has enjoyed a great time in the ring, winning all 23 fights during his professional career. He held the WBC interim lightweight title after stopping Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell in the 7th round with a vicious fight-ending body shot. “KingRy” showed his heart in this fight by climbing off the canvas in round two, and stopping the Olympic champion.

Also Read: 5 Underrated Lightweights to Watch Out for in 2023

The highlights of Garcia’s career have been his seventh round stoppage win over Campbell. He also overwhelmed veteran Javier Fortuna, knocking him down three times before the fight ended in round six with a devastating left-right-left combination.

Should “KingRy” be successful on April 22 against “Tank”, he will catapult himself to the top of the rankings and be in line for more super fights against the likes of Devin Haney and Shakur Stevenson.

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