Everything that seems to be a sudden success has a history behind it, and this case is no exception, but another example of the worth of staying on track with clear objectives. The amateur journey is the maternal cradle space where mistakes must be made to learn, or the sum of repeated actions over time that eventually fixate on who practices the sport best or not according to the conscience and seriousness with which they decide to proceed.
This is the case of the young Lightweight prospect, the Mexican-American Ryan Garcia, who completed more than 200 amateur fights before becoming a professional boxer.
Garcia has been nicknamed “Kingry” or “The Flash” due to his boxing style, and today, he is one of the new international stars: his speed of movement and the strength of his punches have led him to achieve 17 KOs in the 20 victories he has had since his debut in Tijuana in 2016.
Ryan’s last presentation was just before the global sanitary emergency broke out, so he was able to fight and, within 80 seconds of the match, he sent the experienced Nicaraguan Francisco Fonseca to the canvas and made a big impact. That same night, the “Golden Boy” Jorge Linares also had a great victory showing that he maintains his physical power and is willing to do more. There has been a lot of speculation about a possible fight with Jorge when sporting events can be resumed. If it happens, Garcia’s clash with Linares would propel him to the big leagues where he moves now and he could have the opportunity to dispute the World Boxing Association championship against another young star, Gervonta Davis.
Ryan Garcia was born in the city of Victorville, California, on August 8th, 1999. He has three sisters named Demi, Sasha and Kayla and a brother named Sean Garcia who also boxes. His mother, Lisa, is in charge of the finances and administration of the house while his father, Henry, has been focused on training the boys since the beginning.
The Garcias’ garage has been the training room where Ryan and Sean began their boxing training. Ryan knew he would be a boxer from the age of seven, which led him to enter the ring at eight and keep moving forward to the present after winning several medals in youth amateur.
His parents talk about Ryan as a person who has always, from his childhood, been calm, cheerful and focused, with very clear ideas. He has a personality that some may consider arrogant, but his mother says that he is just a natural self-confident. Now it will be his turn not only to continue forging his own path which he has just begun but also to accompany the growth of Rylie, his daughter born in March 2019. Two great responsibilities for a 21-year-old who already has the eyes of the world looking forward to greater challenges.