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De La Hoya: Joshua vs. Wilder Won't Crack 350K Buys in US

By Victor Salazar

New York - In a short amount of time, Ryan “KingRy” Garcia (16-0, 13 KO’s) has amassed a very good following. Outside of his looks, charisma, and social media activity - many insiders consider him one of the best prospects in boxing.

At a very young age of 19, he has what it takes to be a superstar, but outside of that, his boxing craft needs to be polished - according to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions.

“KingRy did a lot of great things but he needs work,” De La Hoya stated. “He can still go back to the drawing board and keep working on his craft. He has the speed and everything that goes with it outside the ring. He has the charisma and can expose boxing to a whole new demographic. He has to remember that training and focus is what got him here.”

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Garcia had a tough go around with Carlos Morales even though he did get the victory in his last bout. De La Hoya feels it is just what he needed at this point of his career.

“Being his promoter, I know what steps he must take to get to that level,” explained De La Hoya. “I did test him in this fight. It was a very difficult fight. Those are the tests that get you back to the gym and make you work harder. He didn’t throw enough jabs and he has to throw more combination. He has to bounce more on his toes and stay focused. He has a bright future and we’re going to take the necessary steps.”

De La Hoya isn’t coy on what he feels about Garcia. He thinks he will be the next pay-per-view star in the sport of boxing taking over the reins from Canelo Alvarez one day.

“We promote the only superstar in boxing that can generate over a million pay-per-views in the sport in Canelo Alvarez. I think Ryan Garcia is the next pay-per-view star. I like (Anthony) Joshua but he hasn’t fought here in the states. Even a fight with (Deontay) Wilder won’t crack 350,000 because nobody knows them in the pay-per-view industry. We’re motivated and we’ going to continue to look for the next young champions and next stars,” De La Hoya said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BLASTER1 on 09-14-2018

Lol about Oscar putting all his eggs into Garcia's basket. I will be suprised if Garcia can even make his way to the HOF let alone take over from Canelo. Straight delusional.

Comment by TheBigLug on 09-14-2018

He's probably right. Both are pretty much unknown in the USA. Canelo only does about that v guys like Smith, and i'd say Canelo can probably carry a PPV on his own in USA than these two put together.

Comment by Pigeons on 09-14-2018

[QUOTE=True-Boxing-Fan;19099765]That wouldn’t be enough to satisfy both fighters demands on getting paid.[/QUOTE] 350,000 * $75 = $26,250,000 US 350,000 * $25 = $8,750,00 UK $10,000,000 Vegas gate $45,000,000 between the PPV regions and the Vegas gate. Add in Showtime's license…

Comment by True-Boxing-Fan on 09-14-2018

[QUOTE=Pigeons;19099046]350,000 * $75 = $26,250,000 in PPV revenue[/QUOTE] That wouldn’t be enough to satisfy both fighters demands on getting paid.

Comment by True-Boxing-Fan on 09-14-2018

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;19097442]I disagree. It's heavyweight boxing. That has a different magnetic pull that draws in casuals. You tell someone "the heavyweight champs are fighting" and that in and of itself generates interest. You show them who Fury and Wilder are…

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