“It is good for the sport”: Ryan Garcia wants to involve fans in decision-making for his upcoming bouts

Ryan Garcia has unveiled the trio of boxers he’s considering for his upcoming summer fight, and a few of the names are respectable.

Ryan (23-1, 19 KOs) will make his selection for his next adversary from this roster: Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, Isaac Cruz, and Teofimo Lopez.

Following Ryan Garcia’s announcement of his return to the 140 lbs division, fans of boxing were curious about his potential opponent for his comeback bout.

However, Garcia quickly revealed his readiness to face off against Rolando Romero after the latter publicly called him out.

Meanwhile, Oscar De La Hoya, the promoter and CEO of Golden Boy Boxing, shared that he had identified four potential opponents for Garcia’s return to the ring.

Who is Ryan Garcia next opponent?

As fans speculated about Garcia’s next fight, the 24-year-old boxer recently disclosed the three fighters he desires to face.

Among the individuals Garcia mentioned are a former unified lightweight champion and the current holder of the WBA super lightweight title.

Additionally, Garcia discussed the possible circumstances under which he could fight the three boxers he has in mind.

After revealing his list, numerous boxing enthusiasts expressed their reactions on Twitter.

Is it a good idea to involve fans in his decisions?

The fact that Ryan listed Rolly (15-1, 13 KOs) as the first name suggests to certain boxing fans that he is the primary target.

Rolly is the individual whom Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya recently expressed a desire for Ryan to fight next.

What makes Rolly, aged 27, the probable next opponent for Ryan is the fact that he holds the WBA light welterweight title.

Which is a belt that Kingry needs to demonstrate to fans that he is not solely a social media influencer/boxer.

Although Ryan Garcia would have been eager to face off against Romero, the WBA super lightweight title holder has been mandated to take on a mandatory challenger in Ohara Davies.

Ryan Garcia

An official statement from WBA Championship Committee chairman Carlos Chavez has instructed Romero to fight Davies by September 12, 2023.

Consequently, it is unlikely that Garcia will engage in a match with Romero for the time being.

Nevertheless, he intends to fight Cruz if the latter is “willing to move to 140 lbs” and Lopez “depending on the outcome.”

The lightweight division fighter was last seen in the octagon against Gervonta Davis on April 22, 2023. The Victorville, California-born boxer lost the fight by knockout in the 7th round and now the two-time WBC interim lightweight champion has geared up to take the new challenge. 

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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