Ryan Garcia Undergoes Successful Hand Surgery
Ryan Garcia (21-0) has had a successful hand surgery, which he broke during training.
The 23-year-old had to pull out of his WBC interim title fight against former IBF super featherweight champion Joseph Diaz. They were scheduled to fight on November 27.
He revealed the news and thanked his supporters in a tweet.
Surgery was a success🔥 thank you for the support, I’m very happy pic.twitter.com/xFb3WUSOm8
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) October 19, 2021
Garcia was making his way into the November showdown after a prolonged hiatus from the sport due to a mental health break.
He is now likely to take on Diaz at some point next year. King Ry last fought last January when he beat 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell by a seventh-round knockout.
Diaz may be gifted with a direct title shot with Garcia pulling out the bout. He is now in talks with Matchroom Sport boss Eddie Hearn to take on the champ, Devin Haney, in early 2022.
Hearn and Haney have already showed that they’re willing to give Diaz the title shot.
Diaz, who was initially looking for an immediate rematch against Garcia, has also agreed to trade haymakers with 22-year-old Haney.
Garcia and Haney are undefeated in their brief careers so far, whereas Diaz has just one loss on his record.