Ryan Garcia’s tour to become ‘the best boxer who ever lived’ arrives in Dallas on Saturday
Ryan Garcia is an extrovert with the ability to convey his need for fame vividly. His infectious personality and athletic body have drawn the attention of millions.
The 22-year-old boxer from Victorville, California has more than 4.5 million followers on Instagram and nearly half a million on Twitter.
With his dark complexion, black, curly hair, and budding face, Garcia is emerging as one of the most important prospects in boxing.
North Texans will have the opportunity to see Garcia in action on Saturday as he arrives undefeated at the American Airlines Center to take on British fighter Luke Campbell for the vacant WBC lightweight title.
Garcia has 20 wins, 17 of them by KO.
Campbell, 33, is 20-3 with 16 KOs.
The fight was originally scheduled for December 5 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles but was postponed after Campbell tested positive for COVID-19 on November 10.
Garcia exudes eloquence and confidence, which can make some people seem verging on hubris.
“I am very good at what I do. That’s why people call me “King Ry”. I am the king, ”Garcia said in a telephone interview.
Not speaking Spanish despite the fact that his grandparents were Mexican, Garcia uses his roots to reach a market that he knows is important to build a sporting and business future.
At all of his games, Garcia enters the ring with a US flag and a Mexican flag.
He understands that the connection with Mexican fandom is critical to the success of his business.
“I fight as a Mexican. I always push forward, ”he said. “I don’t stop at a challenge. I always attack and keep pushing. I do my best – that’s how Mexicans are in real life. “
Garcia is sure that he will come a long way in his career. His words reflect a limitless confidence in what he can achieve in the ring.
“My attitude becomes the best boxer who has ever lived. If I hadn’t thought that, I wouldn’t be here. Do I want to be a mediocre boxer? The answer is absolutely not. ” he said.
“I want to be remembered forever, but you have to work like no other for that. I am young, I have the speed, I have the strength, the reflexes. I know this is a marathon, but I am ready to continue realizing my dream of being the best in the world. “
Garcia has two daughters. One is 18 months old and the other was born just a few weeks ago.
You are the engine that enables it to withstand the sacrifices of a professional boxer.
“I sacrifice my time, my body, my family. But I do not care. My only focus is training, doing my best. … That’s why I’m so good at what I do, “he said.
“I shed blood and tears every day to be the best in the world. That’s the only way I can achieve it. “
How to watch
When: Saturday, January 2nd, 2pm
Where: American Airlines Center
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