Ryan Garcia’s next fight could be on November 18th, 2023, as a mega fight was also teased for next year.
Garcia is currently preparing to have his first fight under the tutelage of his new trainer, Derrick James, following his seventh-round loss to Gervonta Davis. In the biggest fight of his career, Garcia ultimately came up short. However, from a financial point of view, Garcia earned the highest purse of his career, with a reported $30 million. So, moving forward, this is a new chapter for Garcia, which the boxer was looking forward to.
I’m headed to Milan walking in fashion week 😳
then headed to Vegas to train 😤🥊
Big end of the year stretch! Then I have something big possibly happening in February. Big 140 fight but first handle business 👨💼
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) September 19, 2023
Much in the same way, Oscar De La Hoya has talked up Garcia’s next move by targeting some big names. As we have reported previously, The Golden Boy promoter did mention the date of November 18th, 2023, as a possible fight date.
Oscar De La Hoya says Ryan Garcia will return mid to late November.pic.twitter.com/rnyGJ4kG11
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) September 17, 2023
“We’ll be talking to him shortly, but we’re gunning for November 18th, live on DAZN. Hopefully, it’ll be in LA, but we don’t know,” De La Hoya
One of the opponents that has been mentioned is Oscar Duarte. The Mexican’s record stands at (26-1-1, 21KOs), and he is on an impressive streak of 11 wins in a row. However, since Duarte has fought mostly at lightweight, any such fight would require him to move up in weight. Outside of that, the promoter mentioned three possible names that could fight Garcia in 2024.
The WBO junior welterweight champion, Teofimo Lopez, was mentioned as a candidate, which would fit the bill of being a mega fight. Following Lopez’s win over Josh Taylor, the ‘Takeover’ mentioned that he wanted to secure nine-figure paydays. Garcia and Lopez could generate those sums due to their massive following and achievements. Garcia has a massive social media following, while Lopez is a two-weight and two-time lineal champion.
Aside from Lopez, another name mentioned was Adrian Broner. The latter does generate publicity even if he is no longer the same fighter who won titles in four divisions. And to top it off, there could be an outside chance of a fight with Devin Haney. The latter is expected to face Regis Prograis for his WBC belt at 140, and provided that he comes out unscathed, the undisputed lightweight champion would be more than a worthy opponent. Either way, De La Hoya was planning something huge.
“We’re targeting mid November. We’re having ongoing discussions with his team. We’re having ongoing discussions with DAZN, and we’re nailing down a venue and opponents. Then we’ll hopefully announce very soon…It has to be a big name,” De La Hoya