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Ryan Garcia Proclaims October Comeback Combat In Los Angeles

Aspiring lightweight star Ryan Garcia is rested, recovered, and recovering from the mental health issues that ended his ascending career abruptly earlier this year.

The soon to be 23-year-old Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) announced on social media that his return to the ring is imminent.

“I’ll be back in October,” Garcia wrote on Instagram. “I’m having fun. A long time ago, but the wait will be worth it. LA I’m coming to fight.”

In the video accompanying the announcement, Garcia can be seen hitting his Fierce Reflex bag with precision.

On April 24th, Garcia suddenly withdrew from his announced fight with Javier Fortuna, which was to take place on July 9th at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles as DAZN headliner.

“It is important to manage my health and wellbeing during this time. I’ve decided to take some time off to focus on becoming a stronger version of myself. I hope to be back soon and look forward to getting back in the ring when I am my healthiest self. I want to thank God, my family, my doctors and my supporters, ”Garcia wrote at the time.

Less than four months later, Garcia is ready to rejoin the group. For the past few weeks he has been training with his friend and stable mate Canelo Alvarez in San Diego under the guidance of acting coach of the year Eddy Reynoso.

Garcia will now try to find a viable opponent to complete his comeback.

When Garcia handed over the Fortuna bout, Golden Boy stablemate Joseph Diaz Jr. stepped in instead and beat Fortuna. For his efforts, Diaz landed the WBC sub-title lightweight, a designation Garcia used to hold before giving it up to take some time off.

The win made Diaz (32-1-1, 15 KOs) the mandatory challenger for the WBC lightweight championship. A fight has not yet been ordered by the sanctions authority, but Diaz is open to the idea of ​​fighting Garcia in a backyard battle that would surely suit a place like the STAPLES Center.

Immediately after beating Fortuna on his lightweight debut, Diaz wanted a fight against Garcia.

“I think both of them [Garcia and Haney] are fights that could be made. I think myself and Ryan Garcia are of the same promotion. I think this fight is really, really likely. Ryan Garcia would love to have the opportunity because it’s such a big fight here in LA. I think we can do that. Also the Devin Haney fight. Whichever person is ready to fight me next, I’ll be there, ”said Diaz.

“If Devin wants to play games and wait and fight someone else before the competitive game, I’ll fight Ryan… Ryan Garcia is a hell of a fighter. His goal is to bring the fight fans and the fights to LA. I have a feeling that this fight is such a big fight that sooner or later it will happen. “

Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist, author and radio reporter. He is also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the MMA Journalists Association. He is on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan, via email at manouk. accessible[dot]akopyan[at]gmail.com or at www.ManoukAkopyan.com


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