By Jim Calfa: Ryan Garcia says he desired to encounter undisputed lightweight winner George Kambosos Jr. for his tune-up fight following returning from his suitable wrist injuries. Continue to, they want him to combat an individual else initial, so he’ll confront Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz in April.
Boxing lovers think Ryan is producing a major error by electing to struggle the 23-12 months-outdated Pitbull Cruz next because this man gave WBA ‘regular’ light-weight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis enormous complications this month in their fight on December 5th in Los Angeles, coming close to beating him.
Numerous folks believed Pitbull Cruz should really have experienced his hand lifted since he was all above Tank the total contest, nailing him with body photographs and forcing him to battle more challenging than he ever has.
Ryan Garcia desired Kambosos for a tune-up
“I want to go proper following Kambosos. I informed my staff I needed to jump ideal in and get him. It is not going to occur. People today want me to struggle [another fighter] very first, but it is Ok. I realize,” claimed Ryan Garcia to Entire world Boxing News on his comeback battle.
“I genuinely required to get them [Kambosos and Pitbull Cruz] in the ring with me. And I just felt both of them are great comeback fights for me,” Garcia said.
Curiously, the previous WBC interim lightweight champion King Ry sights the unbeaten Kambosos as a tune-up degree opponent. Still, Ryan has sized up the Australian and doesn’t perspective him as getting in the exact league as the proficient fellas at 135, like Gervonta Davis and Vasily Lomachenko.
Kambosos gained his four lightweight titles with a large upset of Teofimo Lopez on November 27th. Teofimo (16-1, 12 KOs) was wounded and seemed like a basic instance of a fat drained fighter.
Draining down from a muscular 157 lbs to 135 lbs for the Kambosos combat didn’t support, but the straw that broke the camel’s back for Teo was his throat and lung challenges. It was the ideal storm for the 25-12 months-aged Teofimo, and he wasn’t physically capable of performing at the degree he’d been known for in the past.
Ryan Garcia is aware what he sees in Kambosos and acknowledges that he’s someone that he would conquer with simplicity if specified a probability to struggle him.
Ryan Garcia wanted Kambosos for a tune-up
Provided that the 23-year-previous Ryan’s surgically repaired right wrist will make it through coaching camp for the battle towards the difficult Pitbull Cruz (22-2-1, 15 KOs), the two will be conference in the initially quarter of 2022 in a headliner combat on DAZN.
Kambosos would like WBC light-weight champion Devin Haney for his future struggle, a go that will permit him to contact himself the undisputed winner in the 135-lb division. Also, it is an less complicated fight for Kambosos than if he were to experience Gervonta Davis, Vasily Lomachenko, or Ryan Garcia. Those guys would very likely reduce Kambosos to a pile of rubble on the canvas.
In accordance to Chris Mannix, Ryan’s promoters at Golden Boy Promotions really don’t favor him going through Isaac Cruz for his very first combat back again just after his one-year layoff and correct-hand harm. Continue to, they are going along with it due to the fact this is a match that King Ry desires.
Pitbull Cruz = great struggle for Ryan Garcia
“It’s perfect for me. I have noticed that design and style a million moments,” claimed Ryan Garcia about Isaac Cruz’s combating model.
“Cruz dropped to Tank, but a great deal of people imagined he received. There are a whole lot of individuals saying Cruz is going to conquer me. We are searching forward to that combat,” explained Garcia.
With all Ryan’s latest speaking of battling “C-class” Pitbull Cruz, he’s likely to glance negative if his promoters at Golden Boy fail to provide this battle.
Garcia has already arrive up empty recently in conversing about seeking to struggle these fighters:
- Gervonta Davis
- Javier Fortuna
- Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr.
- Manny Pacquiao
- Devin Haney
Ryan experienced been scheduled to combat Fortuna on July 9th in a headliner on DAZN, but he pulled out of the match owing to mental wellbeing complications. After that, Ryan was scheduled to struggle Jojo Diaz Jr. in the key function in November, but the match fell apart following Ry experienced a hand personal injury.
It’s not the close for Ryan if he loses
Several boxing supporters feel Ryan dropped out of Fortuna and Jojo fights because of to a circumstance of nerves. Whatsoever the reason, only Ryan is aware of the truth of the matter, and it’s crucial that he NOT pull out of his struggle with Pitbull Cruz.
If Ryan does have issues with his nerves, he’s received to stick it out to the bitter end against Cruz, irrespective of how nervous he may well be about this struggle.
Ryan’s net worth is estimated at $10 million, so it’s not heading to be the stop of the planet for him if Pitbull Cruz beats him into meteor dust following April.
Golden Boy can rebuild Ryan and have him start off from the commencing to operate him again to exactly where he is now by combating four to five situations for each calendar year the way Canelo Alvarez employed to do when he first rated out.