By Dan Ambrose: Ryan Garcia wants to put on a “great” performance tonight against Javier Fortuna on DAZN at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles.
With the ability to fight against Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis hanging at the KingRy balancce (22-0, 18 KOs), it’s essential that he put on the sort of performance tonight against Fortuna (37-3- 1.26 KOs). would both excite the boxing public and convince Baltimore natives promoters/advocates to make the fight.
23 year old Ryan will be a little heavier than normal as Fortuna needs his match weight adjusted to 140 lbs as he was a bit heavy at the start of training camp for their match.
You can immediately see the difference between Ryan’s physique and the muscles he is carrying in battle.
Now, he looks like the perfect lightweight athlete, and it’s hard to imagine he’d be back in the 135 lb class if he beat the 33-year-old former featherweight super champion Fortuna, 33 .
Ryan will of course go back to lightweight as there are big money fights out there for him against ‘regular’ WBA champion Gervonta (27-0.25 KOs) and against these boxers:
- Devin Haney
- Vasyl Lomachenko
- Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero
- Shakur Stevenson
“I’m determined to do something great and entertain the fans and give them a good show,” Ryan Garcia said Friday at the weigh-in. “I will find a way to do something great in the ring. He also wanted to take me down.
“So we’re going to go on the pitch, throw punches and give the fans a great fight. That’s what I’m focusing on. I’m done and ready to fight.
Ryan Garcia said: “I can say that he is the best coach I have ever had because he has all the qualities of a great coach. Porter Way Podcast when asked if Joe Goosen is the best coach he’s ever had.
“People don’t recognize him because he never had one of those talented fighters when you look at it. He just had the guts, aside from Corrales and obviously the Ruelas brothers,” Ryan Garcia said.
“But when you look at them, they don’t really have the speed or power that surpasses this world, but he knows how to make them fight to the best of his ability. He [Goosen] got Michael Nunn, sorry. Michael Nunn is a monster.
“That was probably the only really talented boxer he had. But it’s great to show what a great trainer he is and how he pays attention to everything, and how he gets the best out of his boxers. I can say he is the best coach I have ever had.
“It was my first training camp where I wanted to be a performer, and the dogs came in and did what I had to do,” says Ryan. .
“But then I realized, that was stupid, and I didn’t have to. I just need to focus on what will make me better. I drop people and knock them down, that won’t do me any good.
“I don’t make money from beating partners,” Ryan said. “Don’t try to knock them down [the sparring partners]. I just have no mercy. I do not care. When they fell, I let them get up, and I dropped them again.
“I look a certain way, but I was raised in a certain atmosphere where I had to fend for myself. You must be a dog. Where I grew up. It’s brown and black culture. We are always fighting. I walked into the dressing room, and it was turned on. I can not do anything. I couldn’t run away,” said Ryan Garcia.