Ryan Garcia wiped out Jose Lopez in the second round Saturday night to go 18-0, at 20 years of age the skys the limit for the Golden Boy signed boxer. There has been plenty of hype surrounding the rise of this marketable Mexico-American boxer, who has been hailed by Canelo Alvarez as the best prospect today.
“He’s learning a lot and I’m very impressed because he’s the kind of fighter who, he does what he does in the gym, in the ring, and he did that tonight,”
Canelo Alvarez on Ryan Garcia
After his win over, Garcia exchanged some words across Twitter with Mayweather promoted boxer Gervonta Davis. Davis would be a step too far for Garcia this early in his career, one to be avoided by the Golden Boy team for now anyway.
Potential Boxing Boxing Odds: Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia
Gervonta Davis: 1/7
Ryan Garcia: 9/2
Garcia has big plans for 2019, he wants to feature as the co-main on another Canelo card and also has set his sights at a title. Looking at the lightweight rankings, Edis Tatli ranked #9 could be a worthy challenger that would boost Garcia’s credibility up the rankings. Tatli is a two-time European champion who’s next fight on April 20th against Teofimo Lopez at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Depending how impressive Garcia looks in his next two-to-three fights, a win over some top ten opponents could project him within title reach. If promoter Oscar De La Hoya is sensible, he will protect his young talent until they reach their prime before feeding him to the wolves.
Take a peek at the lightweight rankings and let us know below, what next fight makes sense for Ryan Garcia?