Via Jack Tiernan: Oscar De La Hoya is inviting promoters to urge him to start pitching their top boxers offers against Ryan Garcia after his April 9 fight with Emmanuel Tagoe at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
De La Hoya says he’s ready to take on 23-year-old Ryan Garcia with top stars like Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis or whoever in his next game, as long as he successfully beats Tagoe (32-1, 15 KOs).
King Ry Garcia is returning to the ring after a 15-month break with injury to impress on DAZN against 33-year-old Tagoe in San Antonio, Texas.
Garcia vs. Tagoe is the most likely matchup for Ryan to face the winner of the June 5 undisputed lightweight bout between George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney.
Garcia-Tagoe is a perfect battle setup to prepare Ryan to fight the winner of the Kambosos vs. Haney to win the undisputed championship.
The only fight that could give De La Hoya a reason to pause Ryan’s bout against Kambosos or Haney would be WBA lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, but he still needs to win his May 28 bout against Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, and then left Mayweather Promotions for a fight of that nature.
While Tank recently revealed that kt Rolly’s fight is the final bout of his contract with Mayweather Promotion, that doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t be re-signing with them.
If they convince the Tank to extend his contract, it will disqualify Ryan Garcia from fighting him.
“It shows you the discipline, the hard work and the talent he has. He hits hard, he’s a fast fighter, and I think speed literally kills, and he uses that to his advantage,” said Golden Boy Promotion CEO, Oscar De La Hoya said. Sports artist KO talk about Ryan Garcia.
De La Hoya on 23-year-old Ryan Garcia’s career: “He’s on the right track to get back on track, and run at full speed and then let’s start. “Definitely a lot of talent at numbers 135, 140, lots of fighters to pick and choose from.
“The interesting thing is that everyone wants to fight Ryan. World champion or no world title, they want to fight him because he is a superstar, and he is a superstar in making“The Oscars continued.
“Everybody knows that if you fight Ryan you have a chance to raise your profile and it’s a very unique position to be in. I think Ryan is in the perfect moment right now. He can call his own shotsbut he is very ambitious, he wants to fight with everyone,” De La Hoya said.
Ryan’s immense popularity puts him on a par with a world champion, and that means he can pick and choose whoever he wants to fight.
If Tank Davis hadn’t been isolated like he’s been all these years, fighting only PBC & Mayweather Promotions fighters, Ryan would probably be fighting him by now.
De La Hoya on Ryan’s future: “I think it’s a matter of time, just a matter of time. “We have to plan very carefully the attack plan of the next step for him after this fight if all goes well on April 9,” De La Hoya said of De La Hoya. King Ry’s April 9 fight back against Emmanuel Tagoe at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
“Sure, why not?” De La Hoya said when asked if Tank Davis could be next for Ryan Garcia as he is wrapping up the last fight of his Mayweather Promotions contract on May 28 against Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero.
“From promoter to advertiser, give me a call and we can make something happen, why not? Ryan wants that fight [Tank Davis]It’s going to be a big fight, and I think it is now.
“First thing is first, April 9, if all goes well I hope I get those calls from all the promoters so we can make something happen. ,” De La Hoya said in hopes of a big fight for Ryan after he took care of business against Tagoe.