Ryan García

Ryan Garcia
García in January 2021
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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 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[2] and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board,[3] fourth by ESPN,[4] and sixth by BoxRec.[5]

Amateur career

García 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

Early career

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

Rise up the ranks

García vs. Duno

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.[9] García defeated Duno with a first round knockout, capturing the WBC Silver lightweight title.[10]

García vs. Fonseca

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

García vs. Campbell

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.[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 due to Campbell contracting Coronavirus.[14][15] After surviving a knockdown in round 2, García defeated Campbell following a devastating left hook to the body in round seven.[16] 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%).[17]

Cancelled bout vs. Fortuna

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.[18] However, on April 24, García announced he had withdrawn from the bout, in order to "manage his health and well being".[19] 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.

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.[20]

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.[21] 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.[22]

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 Nicaragua 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, 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 García 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 Garcia". BoxRec.
  2. ^ "Lightweight ratings". The Ring. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  3. ^ "TBRB rankings". Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  4. ^ "Divisional rankings -- The best top 10 fighters per division". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  5. ^ "BoxRec ratings". BoxRec. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  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. ^ "Ryan Garcia to defend interim WBC belt against Javier Fortuna on July 9". DAZN. April 13, 2021. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  19. ^ Christ, Scott (April 24, 2021). "Ryan Garcia withdraws from fight with Javier Fortuna". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  20. ^ Quintero, Jose (March 29, 2019). "Ryan Garcia takes on fatherhood, lightweight division". vvdailypress.com. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  21. ^ "Boxer Ryan Garcia now on Oscar De La Hoya's team". November 8, 2016.
  22. ^ 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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