The American prospect Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) revealed that he declined the offer made to him to star in the card with which Golden Boy Promotions intended to resume his boxing project on July 4, after the contingency that caused the pandemic by the coronavirus.
Garcia said in a chat with Sports Illustrated that he had been offered $ 200,000 to return to the ring.
“Why don’t they support me financially? What is the problem? Why is DAZN giving big figures to guys who are fighting against anybody?” Asked the American boxer. “The way they treat me bothers me. I am not asking for $ 100 million. Just give me the check I deserve. How come I am one of the greatest fighters in the world and get paid more outside of boxing? ”
If it is confirmed that Garcia will not be the one to fight on July 4, Golden Boy Promotions could have Vergil Ortiz, undefeated 15-0 knockout and 15 knockouts behind Texan.
Vergil was one of the first affected by the contingency, since he was unable to fight on March 28, in California, as scheduled.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk announces retirement
The Ukrainian Olekansdr Gvozdyk, former world champion of the Semicompletos, confirmed his retirement at the age of 33, with a quota of 17 professional victories, 14 of them by way of knockout, and only one fall, suffered against the Russian Artur Beterbiev in a unification battle held just in October 2019.
The manager of the now retired boxer, Egis Klimas, confirmed the young fighter’s decision, after ESPN’s Steve Kim revealed it at noon.
Oleksandr was a member of the successful generation of Ukrainians that included three-time champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and former champion Oleksandr Usyk, both members of the current Top Ten pound for pound in the world.
Gvozdyk became interim World Boxing Council champion in the Super Middleweight division after defeating Mehdi Amar in March 2018, while the absolute scepter won him over by knocking out 11-round Canadian-born Haitian, Adonis Stevenson, who miraculously He saved his life after several weeks hospitalized by the blows received in the battle.
Culcay and Cospolite Libran the COVID-19
Former world champion Jack Culcay and his rival scheduled for this Friday, Howard Cospolite, had no setbacks after the mandatory tests to detect the coronavirus were applied and thus, advance the process to get into the ring in Berlin, Germany .
The evening will be broadcast on ESPN KnockOut for all of Latin America.
Culcay and Cospolite will star in the first professional boxing card in European territory since the suspensions for boxing due to the pandemic.
Culcay, a former interim Superwelter monarch of the World Boxing Association, will be the favorite.