|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Born||August 8, 1998|
Victorville, California, U.S.
|Wins by KO||18|
Ryan García (born August 8, 1998) is an American professional boxer who held the WBC interim lightweight title from January 2021 to May 2021. As of June 2021, he is ranked as the world's third best active lightweight by The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, fourth by ESPN, and sixth by BoxRec.
García started boxing at the age of seven. He became a 15-time national amateur champion and amassed an amateur record of 215-15.
García turned professional at age 17 on June 9, 2016. In his first professional bout, he fought against Edgar Meza in Tijuana, winning the match by TKO. García soon signed with Golden Boy Promotions in November 2016. Oscar De La Hoya announced García would make his debut on December 17, 2016 on the Smith-Hopkins light-heavyweight main event at The Forum. García won the fight by knockout in the second round.
In September 2019, García extended his contract with a new five-year deal with Golden Boy Promotions. Specific details of the multi-year deal were not disclosed.
Golden Boy announced García'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 García's next opponent. García defeated Duno with a first round knockout, capturing the WBC Silver lightweight title.
On January 2, 2020, Golden Boy announced García would be facing Francisco Fonseca on February 14 at the Honda Center, Anaheim. García landed seven punches in the fight before landing a lead left hook which knocked out Fonseca in the first round.
On October 8 it was announced García would be facing Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell for the interim WBC lightweight title at Fantasy Springs Resort, Indio, California. 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 due to Campbell contracting Coronavirus. After surviving a knockdown in round 2, García defeated Campbell following a devastating left hook to the body in round seven. CompuBox statistics show García outlanded Campbell 94 to 74 (32%) in total punches and 77 to 51 (44%) in power punches with Campbell outlanding García in jabs 23 to 17 (15%).
On April 13, 2021, it was announced by DAZN that García would defend his newly won WBC interim lightweight title against Dominican former WBA (Regular) super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna. The bout was set for July 9 in a location to be determined, and the winner would become mandatory to WBC lightweight champion, Devin Haney. However, on April 24, García announced he had withdrawn from the bout, in order to "manage his health and well being". Former IBF super featherweight champion Joseph Diaz agreed to move up to lightweight, to fill in for García, and fight Fortuna on July 9. García was subsequently stripped of his newly crowned WBC interim lightweight title, with the title being on the line for Diaz and Fortuna instead.
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.
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. 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.
|21 fights||21 wins||0 losses|
|21||Win||21–0||Luke Campbell||TKO||7 (12), 1:58||Jan 2, 2021||American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBC interim lightweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Francisco Fonseca||KO||1 (12), 1:20||Feb 14, 2020||Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.||Retained WBC Silver lightweight title|
|19||Win||19–0||Romero Duno||KO||1 (12), 1:38||Nov 2, 2019||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBO–NABO, and vacant WBC Silver lightweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Jose Lopez||TKO||2 (10), 3:00||Mar 30, 2019||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Braulio Rodriguez||KO||5 (10), 1:14||Dec 15, 2018||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Carlos Morales||MD||10||Sep 1, 2018||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Jayson Vélez||UD||10||May 4, 2018||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.||Won vacant WBC-NABF, and WBO–NABO super featherweight titles|
|14||Win||14–0||Fernando Vargas Parra||KO||1 (10), 2:55||Mar 22, 2018||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S.||Retained WBC-NABF Junior super featherweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Noe Martinez Raygoza||TKO||8 (8), 1:45||Dec 16, 2017||Place Bell, Laval, Quebec, Canada|
|12||Win||12–0||Cesar Alan Valenzuela||TKO||3 (8), 2:59||Nov 2, 2017||Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.||Retained WBC-NABF Junior super featherweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Miguel Carrizoza||KO||1 (8), 0:30||Sep 15, 2017||MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBC-NABF Junior super featherweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Mario Macias||KO||1 (4), 1:14||Jul 15, 2017||The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Tyrone Luckey||TKO||2 (6), 2:20||May 6, 2017||T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Devon Jonnes||KO||2 (6), 0:55||Feb 3, 2017||Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||José Antonio Martínez||KO||2 (6), 2:00||Dec 17, 2016||The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Mario Aguirre||RTD||2 (4), 3:00||Oct 14, 2016||Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City, California, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Jonathan Cruz||TKO||2 (4), 1:44||Aug 17, 2016||Exchange LA, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Cristian Jesus Cruz||UD||4||Jul 27, 2016||Rancho Grande Bar, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|3||Win||3–0||Luis Lozano||TKO||1 (4), 1:40||Jul 7, 2016||Rancho Grande Bar, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|2||Win||2–0||Hector García||TKO||1 (4), 1:12||Jun 24, 2016||Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|1||Win||1–0||Edgar Meza||TKO||1 (4), 1:34||Jun 9, 2016||Rancho Grande Bar, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
Title last held byZaur Abdullaev
| WBC lightweight champion
November 2, 2019 – January 2, 2021
Won interim world title
|World boxing titles|
Title last held byDevin Haney
| WBC lightweight champion
January 2, 2021 – present
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