BREAKING NEWS: Ryan Garcia Suffers ‘Serious’ Hand Injury, Aims To Fight Joseph Diaz Jr. In February
Ryan Garcia’s return has been put on pause.
Garcia suffered a “serious” hand injury Thursday during a training session, reports said. Golden Boy Promotions, who promotes Garcia and Joseph Diaz Jr., who Garcia was scheduled to fight on November 27, sent a press release that added the 23-year-old star will have surgery on Monday to repair his right wrist.
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) October 15, 2021
“I promise early 22 I will return better, faster, and stronger than ever. I love you guys!” Garcia wrote in a statement.
Garcia’s injury will require surgery and he’s eyeing February for the fight with JoJo, per sources. https://t.co/hThodZAYUb
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) October 15, 2021
Diaz didn’t hesitate to share his thoughts.
Ryan Garcia a bitch
— Joseph Diaz (@JosephDiazJr) October 15, 2021
Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) and “Jojo” Diaz (32-1, 15 KOs) finally agreed to a lightweight matchup after weeks of talking and Garcia’s brief break from the sport to focus on his mental health.
Garcia is coming off one of his best career performances, which was in January against Luke Campbell. He scored a seventh-round TKO. Diaz meanwhile had a big win of his own when he won his lightweight debut for the WBC interim world lightweight title.