In the biggest fight of his career, Garcia was stopped in the seventh round to suffer the first loss of his career. In the aftermath of the fight, Garcia made it clear that he was not 100 percent. The 136-pound catchweight, which included a ten-pound rehydration clause, impacted Garcia as he would go on to move up to 140 pounds. And in the process of doing so, Garcia hired Derrick James as his trainer. So, looking back, Garcia was not too preoccupied with the defeat.
“It didn’t shake me on my confidence, not too much,. I didn’t feel like I wasn’t at my best in that fight. That’s why it feels like the loss didn’t sting that bad,” Garcia said
As of now, ‘King Ryan’ is preparing to face Oscar Duarte on December 2nd, 2023, for his first fight since the loss. And provided that Garcia comes through with a win, then the opportunities for a world title at 140 will open up. Meanwhile, as we have reportedly previously, Garcia has also expressed his desire to run things back with Davis at 140, which fans could get behind, provided he wins in style.
“One of my goals after tasting my first loss is running that back. I feel like under different circumstances, I’ll be able to perform much better, and much better and more alert the next go-round. Again, I’m going to build this up crazy, and I’m going to build up that hype again, and then we’re going to run it back. We have to run it back. That’s what I want to run in the future, but I’ve got to stay focused. I can’t get too excited, and that’s it,” Garcia
That’s what he supposed to say lol
— BOXING TALKS WITH BISHOP📌 (@BishopBoxing) November 9, 2023
Na he was at his best😂😂😂 his best just wasn't good enough to beat Davis!!!
— Tony snow (@Onix52262472) November 9, 2023
Ryan Garcia had zero chance to be frank. It's Tank. Tank is elite level even though his resume doesn't show it.
— bombs boxing™ (@bombsboxing) November 8, 2023