Ryan Garcia might not be preventing Manny Pacquiao subsequent, nevertheless it seems prefer it’ll nonetheless be an ultra-athletic southpaw. Whereas Devin Haney offers with Jorge Linares, the WBC has ordered “Kingry” to defend his interim light-weight title towards longtime obligatory challenger Javier Fortuna, giving the pair till April sixteenth to hammer issues out earlier than a handbag bid will get referred to as.
As a reminder, the WBC orders a number of issues, so there’s no assure this truly occurs.
“El Abejon” (36-2-1, 25 KO), a former featherweight and tremendous featherweight champion, has technically had dibs on a title shot since a November 2019 knockout of Jesus Cuellar. Then the entire Devin Haney debacle occurred and deliberate clashes with Luke Campbell and the aforementioned Linares fell by way of, leaving him to demolish Antonio Lozada after 12 months on the sideline.
Garcia (21-0, 18 KO) began 2021 robust with a comeback knockout of Campbell in January, solely to spend the following couple months fruitlessly chasing the aforementioned Pacquiao combat. The 22-year-old could have notable top and attain benefits on this potential matchup.
Fortuna is painfully inconsistent and has misplaced to worse fighters than Garcia, most notably Jason Sosa, however he’s acquired the velocity and energy to be an issue if he comes out sharp and “Kingry” doesn’t. Even when he does wind up outgunned as anticipated, this combat’s acquired the potential to be loads enjoyable whereas it lasts.
For these holding observe, the opposite “4 Kings’” schedules are as follows: