Ryan Garcia Wants Rolando Romero Next – Says De La Hoya

Ryan Garcia wants to face the WBA junior welterweight champion Rolando Romero in his next fight. 

That is according to Oscar De La Hoya. Garcia recently bounced back from his loss to Gervonta Davis to knock out Oscar Duarte in the eighth round. The boxer overcame his verbal outburst against De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins in the pre-fight press conference to secure a first win under his new trainer, Derrick James. A win over Romero gives Garcia his first world title, with a chance to unify the division. 

“We’re going to sit down with Team Ryan Garcia and he has expressed a lot of interest in fighting Rolly, and if that’s the fight they want, if that’s the fight we have to negotiate then so be it. As his promoter I will get him the best deal structure and we will once again build one of the biggest PPVs of the year,” De La Hoya said 

The other names in the division include Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez and Subriel Matias. All three of them hold titles. Lopez is the current WBO champion after beating Josh Taylor. Matias holds the IBF belt. As we have reported, Matias is in talks with Lopez for a unification fight next summer. Haney is the other likely opponent. He became the WBC champion after overpowering Regis Prograis to become a two-weight world champion. Following the fight, Garcia called him out. 

A world title is in Garcia’s plans and 2024 could be the year where he grabs his first world title.

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