Ryan García

Ryan García
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Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
Born (1998-08-08) August 8, 1998 (age 22)
Victorville, California, U.S.
Boxing record[1]
Total fights21
Wins by KO18

Ryan García (born August 8, 1998) is an American professional boxer who has held the WBC interim lightweight title since January 2021. As of January 2021, he is ranked as the world's third best active lightweight by The Ring magazine[2] and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board,[3] fourth by ESPN,[4] and fifth by BoxRec.[5]

Amateur career

Garcia started boxing at the age of seven. He became a 15-time national amateur champion and amassed an amateur record of 215-15.[6]

Professional career

Garcia turned professional on June 9, 2016. In his first professional bout, he fought against Edgar Meza in Tijuana, winning the match by TKO. Garcia soon signed with Golden Boy Promotions in November 2016.[6] Oscar De La Hoya announced Garcia would make his debut on December 17, 2016 on the Smith-Hopkins light-heavyweight main event at The Forum. Garcia won the fight by knockout in the second round.[7]

In September 2019, Garcia extended his contract to a new five-year deal with Golden Boy. Specific details of the multi-year deal were not disclosed.[8]

Garcia vs. Duno

Golden Boy announced Garcia's next bout would be the co-main event of Canelo Álvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. On September 18, 2019, Romero Duno was announced as Garcia's next opponent.[9] Garcia defeated Duno with a first round knockout, capturing the WBC Silver lightweight title.[10]

Garcia vs. Fonseca

On January 2, 2020, Golden Boy announced Garcia would be facing Francisco Fonseca on February 14 at the Honda Center, Anaheim.[11] Garcia landed seven punches in the fight before landing a lead left hook which knocked out Fonseca in the first round.[12]

Garcia vs. Campbell

On October 8 it was announced Garcia would be facing Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell for the interim WBC lightweight title at Fantasy Springs Resort, Indio, California.[13] The fight was originally scheduled on December 5, 2020 but was pushed back to January 2, 2021 with the venue changing to American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas.[14][15] After surviving a knockdown in round 2, Garcia defeated Campbell following a devastating left hook to the body in round seven.[16] CompuBox statistics show Garcia outlanded Campbell 94 to 74 (32%) in total punches and 77 to 51 (44%) in power punches with Campbell outlanding Garcia in jabs 23 to 17 (15%).[17]

Personal life

Ryan has three sisters, Demi, Sasha, and Kayla and a brother who is also a professional boxer named Sean García. His parents are Henry and Lisa García. His parents were actively involved in his amateur career. They continue to assist Ryan with his professional career as his father remains one of his trainers and his mother works as his Personal Administrative Assistant for commercial projects. In March 2019, García's daughter was born.[18]

Although being American by birth and nationality, García often incorporates his Mexican heritage into his persona. He often carries both the U.S and Mexican flags into the ring and frequently wears red, white, and blue colors.[19] Though he does not speak Spanish, he is currently trained by Eddy Reynoso, who also trains Canelo Álvarez. However, his father Henry García translates as he remains second assistant on the training team.[20]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
21 fights 21 wins 0 losses
By knockout 18 0
By decision 3 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
21 Win 21–0 United Kingdom Luke Campbell TKO 7 (12), 1:58 Jan 2, 2021 United States American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S. Won vacant WBC interim lightweight title
20 Win 20–0 Costa Rica Francisco Fonseca KO 1 (12), 1:20 Feb 14, 2020 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S. Retained WBC Silver lightweight title
19 Win 19–0 Philippines Romero Duno KO 1 (12), 1:38 Nov 2, 2019 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBO–NABO, and vacant WBC Silver lightweight title
18 Win 18–0 Puerto Rico Jose Lopez TKO 2 (10), 3:00 Mar 30, 2019 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 Dominican Republic Braulio Rodriguez KO 5 (10), 1:14 Dec 15, 2018 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Mexico Carlos Morales MD 10 Sep 1, 2018 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Puerto Rico Jayson Vélez UD 10 May 4, 2018 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S. Won vacant WBC-NABF, and WBONABO super featherweight titles
14 Win 14–0 Mexico Fernando Vargas Parra KO 1 (10), 2:55 Mar 22, 2018 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S. Retained WBC-NABF Junior super featherweight title
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Noe Martinez Raygoza TKO 8 (8), 1:45 Dec 16, 2017 Canada Place Bell, Laval, Quebec, Canada
12 Win 12–0 United States Cesar Alan Valenzuela TKO 3 (8), 2:59 Nov 2, 2017 United States Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, U.S. Retained WBC-NABF Junior super featherweight title
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Miguel Carrizoza KO 1 (8), 0:30 Sep 15, 2017 United States MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBC-NABF Junior super featherweight title
10 Win 10–0 Mexico Mario Macias KO 1 (4), 1:14 Jul 15, 2017 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Tyrone Luckey TKO 2 (6), 2:20 May 6, 2017 United States T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Devon Jonnes KO 2 (6), 0:55 Feb 3, 2017 United States Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Mexico José Antonio Martínez KO 2 (6), 2:00 Dec 17, 2016 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 Mexico Mario Aguirre RTD 2 (4), 3:00 Oct 14, 2016 United States Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Puerto Rico Jonathan Cruz TKO 2 (4), 1:44 Aug 17, 2016 United States Exchange LA, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Cristian Jesus Cruz UD 4 Jul 27, 2016 Mexico Rancho Grande Bar, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Luis Lozano TKO 1 (4), 1:40 Jul 7, 2016 Mexico Rancho Grande Bar, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
2 Win 2–0 Mexico Hector Garcia TKO 1 (4), 1:12 Jun 24, 2016 Mexico Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Edgar Meza TKO 1 (4), 1:34 Jun 9, 2016 Mexico Rancho Grande Bar, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico


  1. ^ "Boxing record for Ryan García". BoxRec.
  2. ^ "Lightweight ratings". The Ring. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  3. ^ "TBRB rankings". Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  4. ^ "Divisional rankings -- The best top 10 fighters per division". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  5. ^ "BoxRec ratings". BoxRec. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Pugmire, Lance. "Golden Boy signs major lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  7. ^ "BoxRec: Ryan Garcia". BoxRec. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  8. ^ Rafael, Dan. "Golden Boy signs Garcia to multiyear extension". ESPN. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  9. ^ "Ryan Garcia to fight Romero Duno as part of multiyear extension with Golden Boy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  10. ^ Idec, Keith. "Ryan Garcia Destroys Romero Duno in One Round". BoxingScene. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  11. ^ Akopyan, Manouk. "Ryan Garcia gets his chance for a featured fight against Francisco Fonseca". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  12. ^ Lee, Alicia. "Watch boxer Ryan Garcia knock out Francisco Fonseca in just over a minute into their match". CNN. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  13. ^ "California venue confirmed for Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell battle". Worldboxingnews.net. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  14. ^ Happe, Liam. "Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell rescheduled for January 2, 2021". DAZN News. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  15. ^ "Venue change and undercard for Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell revealed". Fight Sports. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  16. ^ Muehlhausen, Steven. "Ryan Garcia knocks out Luke Campbell after being dropped to become interim WBC champ". DAZN News. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  17. ^ "Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell - CompuBox Punch Stats". CompuBox. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  18. ^ Quintero, Jose (March 29, 2019). "Ryan Garcia takes on fatherhood, lightweight division". vvdailypress.com. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  19. ^ "Boxer Ryan Garcia now on Oscar De La Hoya's team". November 8, 2016.
  20. ^ Quintero, Jose. "Garcia pairs with Alvarez's trainer Reynoso as he readies for 17th pro fight". vvdailypress.com.

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Title last held by
Zaur Abdullaev
WBC lightweight champion
Silver title

November 2, 2019 – January 2, 2021
Won interim world title
World boxing titles
Title last held by
Devin Haney
WBC lightweight champion
Interim title

January 2, 2021 – present


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