Ryan García regained confidence after knocking out Óscar Duarte last weekend and has several opponents in his sights for his next fight. Although Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero is his main objective, the rivalry with Shakur Stevenson has grown in recent days and the Californian assured that he will beat it.
During the press conference after his fight with Duarte, García expressed that Stevenson has been his enemy since they were both amateurs, so he promised that he will fight with him and emerge victorious in the possible confrontation.
“He has been an enemy since I was an amateur and I will fight him. I will beat it, I promise”King Ry stated.
Shakur Stevenson has already stated that he would also like to face Ryan Garcia next at an intermediate weight or at 135 pounds for his title of the World Boxing Council (WBC) after the Californian’s latest statements where he assured that he would kick his butt in a possible fight between them.
According to King Ry, Stevenson Possibly he will also run like he did with Edwin De los Santos if he gets in the ring with him and assured that the three world titles he has won throughout his career were won when they were vacant, which is why he accused him of not having beaten anyone to obtain them.
“That’s a guy I want to kick his ass. It will be a different motivation. (…) If he’s not going to throw punches, what do I have to worry about? I just have to worry if the fans will be entertained. This son of a bitch is going to run. He’s going to be running. He could trip you up”Garcia said in an interview with Brian Custer on The Last Stand Podcast.
It should be noted that Shakur Stevenson was highly criticized for his performance against De Los Santos, whom he defeated by unanimous decision. in a fight that many described as boring because between the two they only landed 105 blows and where he was crowned WBC 135-pound champion.
Ryan García was one of those who, in addition to talking about his poor performance in the fight, expressed that The American is arrogant in real life and speaks badly of otherscomments that the Newark native did not like and have since been publicly provoking each other, so a confrontation between the two could occur in the near future.
Ryan Garcia, 24, decided to move up to 140 pounds after his first loss in the sport and He made his successful debut in the new category to try to be crowned world champion. The Mexican-American has a record of 24 wins (20 by knockout) and one setback in his professional career.
For his part, Shakur Stevenson, 25, He was crowned champion in the third division in which he participates by defeating Edwin De Los Santos. The American has a record of 20 victories (10 by fast track) and no defeats in his career.
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