Ryan Garcia Next Fight: 3 Opponent Options For ‘King Ry’ Including Shakur Stevenson

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The Ryan Garcia next fight news should arrive in the next couple of months, but until then we take a look at who “King Ry” could face next and recap his stunning upset victory over Devin Haney in April.

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Who will Ryan Garcia next fight be against?

In April, Garcia shocked the boxing world when he was able to defy all the doubters and scored a split-decision victory over pound-for-pound ranked fighter Devin Haney. After the win, the options seem endless for the young star, but his most likely next fights will come against either Isaac Cruz, Shakur Stevenson, or Teofimo Lopez.

  • Pitbull: Cruz is suspended until the end of April but he and Garcia almost faced off in 2022 and “King Ry’s” father has suggested “Pitbull” could be next. The matchup makes sense in the top 10 and would be very entertaining.
  • The Next Big Thing: Following his win over Haney, Stevenson gave Garcia his flowers but also called for a fight later this year. The bout would draw a lot of interest but is a high-risk booking for Garcia.
  • The Takeover: If Lopez can defeat Steve Claggett in June a scrap with Garcia makes a lot of sense for both after Garcia’s win likely opened the door for Lopez to retake the top spot in the lightweight rankings.

Ryan Garcia vs Devin Haney recap

While most boxing pundits and oddsmakers thought Garcia was a huge underdog against Haney, he shocked the world with an impressive victory over the WBC lightweight king.

What Happened: While Haney often looked like the better boxer throughout the bout — which most expected — Garcia’s power and athleticism played a massive role as he scored three huge knockdowns that helped two of the three judges score the fight for the Mexican-American.

The Fallout: Following a knockout loss to Gervonta Davis in 2023, Garcia’s victory over Haney regained all of his lost momentum and placed him back into the conversation as one of the next faces of the sport in the years ahead. It also showed he can be a major force at 140 pounds and has pound-for-pound talent.

The Roadmap: The win opens up a lot of doors for Garcia and who he could fight next. Chances are he takes some time off and waits for Teofimo Lopez to win his next bout to set up a scrap in the Fall.

Ryan Garcia is one of the brightest rising stars in the fighting industry. At just 25, he offers up a babyface exterior that hides a cold and calculated fighting machine. While some doubted his true legitimacy as a blue-chip prospect in the sport, Ryan Garcia’s shocking win over Devin Haney proved he has pound-for-pound talent.

  • Ryan Garcia record: 25-1 (20 knockouts)
  • How old is Ryan Garcia? 25
  • How tall is Ryan Garcia really? The lightweight star has an average height of 5 foot 9.
  • Garcia began his prizefighting career with a first-round TKO as an 18-year-old.
  • Aside from a decision win in his fourth pro fight, Garcia earned stoppage victories in his first 14 bouts, including a KO win over 49-fight veteran Mario Antonio Macias in 2017.
  • Garcia has scored KO wins over talented veteran fighters like Luke Campbell, Francisco Fonseca, Romero Duno, and Devin Haney.
  • What makes “King Ry” a special talent is his outstanding hand speed and the fact that he has legitimate power in both hands.
  • For a time, Garcia was playing the role of the pupil to boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez. Since both once had the same trainer. However, after switching coaches the two have reportedly had a falling out.
  • The Ryan Garcia “body shot challenge” has led to some hilarious videos on YouTube as athletes of different sizes try to take a gut punch, with padding on, from the talented pugilist.
  • Are Canelo and Ryan Garcia friends? Canelo Alvarez and Ryan Garcia are both former Golden Boy fighters and they are linked by that shared negative experience with Oscar De La Hoya. However, they aren’t close friends.

Ryan Garcia net worth

Money earned is often one of the greatest measuring sticks for a fighter’s success. After 26 pro bouts, Ryan Garcia’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million.

After earning his journalism degree in 2017, Jason Burgos served as a contributor to several sites, including MMA Sucka... More about Jason Burgos

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