The evolving story outdoors of the ring of unbeaten #WBC #1 Light-weight, Ryan Garcia, continues and the fighter gave one other replace behind his Saturday announcement that he was withdrawing from his July battle with veteran Javier Fortuna.
Posting on Instagram (the place else?) Tuesday night, Garcia elaborated on his Saturday message that he says he must step from coaching for now,
“As a lot of you guys know, I’ve struggled with despair and nervousness for a while now and I pushed through so many occasions. However, I would like a while off and I’m selecting to lastly get some assist with my psychological well being,” Garcia stated within the transient submit.
Definitely, Garcia’s well being and properly being ought to be on the forefront.
Nevertheless, as we wrote each Saturday and Tuesday, questions nonetheless encompass Garcia’s newest out of the ring points and we have now begun to be taught extra about what additionally could also be at work with the beforehand scheduled Fortuna battle.
On the Monday version of the “Three Knockdown Rule Podcast” very long time boxing insider previously with ESPN, Steve Kim and his co-host, actor/entertainer and big-time battle fan, Mario Lopez, mentioned the Garcia scenario at size.
We notably perked up when Kim revealed two issues that matter in making an attempt to “join the dots.”
Kim relayed on the podcast that he’s realized that the 22 12 months previous Garcia, ranked #1 by the WBC at 21-0, has privately been complaining about Golden Boy Promotions having picked the out of doors venue Banc of California Soccer Stadium subsequent to the USC campus in L.A. for his July primary occasion. Which means it will be held within the Southern California warmth within the late afternoon and early night.
In line with Kim, Garcia has made it clear he doesn’t like preventing fights in out of doors situations. Nevertheless, Kim additionally relayed when Garcia did his newest new settlement with Oscar De La Hoya’s promotion, it gave Golden Boy the unique authority to designate when and the place Garcia’s fights could be.
Plus, California continues to be struggling to reopen submit Covid-19 pandemic. In reality, it was one of many final distinguished states to start having at the least some followers attending its out of doors sporting occasions.
And, from a enterprise standpoint, there’s no query that Golden Boy wished to have a number of thousand followers outdoors be capable of attend the extremely popular Garcia primary occasion present, versus an indoor venue had been the restrictions would make the group virtually insignificant for a dwell gate.
One other compelling and unavoidable query that should proceed to be requested is: what think about Garcia immediately pulling the plug on the Fortuna battle for the place it was to be and the cash he was to have made was the current large contract that Undisputed light-weight champion Teofimo Lopez acquired for his subsequent title battle?
That got here, when Triller paid $6 million in a blind purse bid for Lopez’s upcoming necessary title protection with Australian George Kambosos in June. It’s not out of line to suppose and counsel that Garcia, who has twice earlier than pulled out of Golden Boy primary occasions within the final 18 months, as a result of he was sad with the cash and or the opponents he was being given, isn’t watching fastidiously what the premier fighter in his personal division acquired for such an odd necessary title protection.
Garcia solidified his standing because the WBC’s #1 135 lb. fighter together with his TKO win over England’s Luke Campbell in January.
Kim additionally stated on social media later Monday, that for his or her half, Fortuna’s promoter Samson Lewkowicz is urgent each Golden Boy Promotions and the WBC to at the least guarantee Fortuna that he’ll get the winner of their championship battle between Devin Haney and Jorge Linares Might twenty ninth in Las Vegas. And, they’ve a robust argument in that Garcia has simply determined to ignore their battle and may subsequently, forfeit any leverage for preventing Haney later this 12 months.
Now, we wait to see when Garcia re-surfaces and what he intends to do subsequent?