Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis for the world, Ryan Garcia will still become a boxing superstar according to his promoter, Oscar De La Hoyawho knows a thing or two about dominating the sport.
TMZ Sports spoke with the Golden Boy ahead of Garcia’s return to the ring Oscar Duarte on December 2 (streaming on DAZN) … Ryan’s first piece since April’s L to Tank.
“I must commend Ryan for taking on this tough challenge after his defeat,” said ODLH.
“[Duarte] is coming off 11 consecutive knockout wins. I mean, that tells you a lot about him, but it also tells you a lot about Ryan’s character.”
Oscar says a win over OD in December shows the 25-year-old boxer is back on track… and will be ready to take on BK’s.
Teofimo Lopezfor a world title.
What happens next is up to Garcia, according to Oscar … but the Hall of Famer is optimistic about Ryan’s direction.
“I see Ryan Garcia opening the Sphere in Las Vegas,” ODLH said. “I see Ryan Garcia is a superstar.”
For now, Garcia is focused on showing the world he’s still among the elite… and he tells us he’s prepared for what 26-1 Duarte will bring to the ring.
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‘I just have to be careful of his aggression and his power. He’s hungry,” Garcia said. “When they face a guy like me, they’re always going to bring their best game.”
‘They want to make a statement. They want what I have.”
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