Proven mainstream attractions within the business of boxing are very few and far between. It’s what every major promoter spends their time, money, resources, and TV dates to cultivate.
From sources close to all parties involved, Golden Boy Promotions’ popular crossover centerpiece, Ryan Garcia (23-1, 19 KOs), is slated to make his return to the squared circle on November 18th. Although it was reported by numerous periodicals that fellow Super Lightweight Pedro Campa was believed to be one of the leading candidates for the assignment, DAZN wasn’t interested in the suggested match-up due to the fact that the aggressive-minded fighter suffered two hard-fought losses in his most recent three bouts.
But KingRy’s next opponent has indeed been selected and will be revealed within the next few weeks by GBP and the big punching, 25-year-old exclusively.
The November 18th date will also mark Garcia’s first fight with Ring Magazine’s 2022 “Trainer of the Year” Derrick James.
The California-based fighter has seemingly found a home at the prolific mentor’s “World Class Boxing Gym” in Dallas, TX, the chosen facility of fellow big-money attractions Anthony Joshua, Errol Spence Jr., and Jermell Charlo.
Ryan parted ways with Hall of Fame coach Joe Goossen following his first professional loss to Gervonta “Tank” Davis on April 22nd. The big puncher from Maryland stopped Garcia in the seventh round of the high-profile 136-pound catchweight bout, which was a significant money-making event, generating over 1.2 million pay-per-view buys, more than $100 million in domestic PPV revenue, and a live gate of $22.8 million.
Despite ongoing legal disputes between Golden Boy, Garcia, and his adviser/attorney, Guadalupe Valencia, all parties are still working together to organize Garcia’s next fight.
The specific location for the fight has not been decided, and it’s unclear whether it will be broadcast on DAZN or DAZN PPV.
Initially, Garcia’s team tried to set up a fight against WBA Super Lightweight titlist Rolando Romero. However, this matchup couldn’t materialize due to Rolly’s injury and a mandatory defense against Ohara Davies, who recently signed with Golden Boy.
So, fight fans can anticipate seeing Ryan “KingRy” Garcia back in the ring on November 18th, with details still forthcoming.