De La Hoya: Ryan Garcia Will Be a World Champion, a PPV Star

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is predicting very big things for rising super featherweight prospect Ryan Garcia (13-0, 12 KOs), who is on a vicious streak of knockout wins.

He fought six times in 2017 and stopped all six opponents - five of them in three rounds or less.

Garcia, who is Victorville-born Garcia, compiled an amateur record of 215-15. He made his Golden Boy debut on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins final fight against Joe Smith last December 17th at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.


Garcia started boxing at the age of seven and picked up numerous titles and medals in the amateur ranks - including being a 15-time National Gold Medal Champion, a Youth Worlds 2016 Gold Medalist, a Junior Worlds National 2014 Silver Medalist, a 2015 Gold Medalist in the Bi-National Tournament Mexico Vs. United States, a National Junior Olympics 2014 Silver Medalist, a National Police Athletic League Champion from 2008-2016, a four-time National Silver Gloves Champion: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and a 2009 and 2012 Junior Golden Gloves champion.

At the moment, Golden Boy's biggest star is Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), who is also boxing's biggest pay-per-view cash cow in the United States.

But De La Hoya views Garcia as the next superstar in the Golden Boy stable.

He believes Garcia will capture a world title by the end of 2018 and begin his march towards becoming a potential superstar in the pay-per-view market.

"I strongly feel that Ryan Garcia is going to become a world champion in 2018. And Not only become a world champion, but he will become a pay-per-view star. I believe that he's kid who's next in line, right after Canelo," De La Hoya told Forbes.

"Canelo still has many years ahead of him. Ryan Garcia is a good looking kid, has a really big following on social media already, he loves engaging with the fans - but most importantly - he can fight. He can fight, so I think that kid there is gonna be something special. I'm predicting it right now."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 01-03-2018

[QUOTE=MexicanStyle#1;18380615]That's the truth, this young cats as we all were at one point... make the stupidest decision of keeping themselves surrounded by the so called cool cats (thugs)... keeping it real is BS and should be eliminated from brothas young…

Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 01-03-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18371047]As an older "Brotha," I admit that I fear you might be right! I think Tank needs to fight Farmer next, to prove to himself, and to his fans, that he's the real deal! Farmer should be the IBF Super…

Comment by BigStomps on 12-30-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;18371647]This fàgggot "misancôcklipsNY-cuck"lives on here 24/7 & he NEVER says anything but vitriol like the overcompensating- hating -ass- bîtch he is toward anyone but white hypejobs & a few black fighters to hide it. This guy is a megans law…

Comment by LOCOMEX89 on 12-30-2017

Ryan definetly has the potential and upside to become both a world champion and a pay per view star. But he should be brought along properly and not fast tracked. Too many times promoters and managers want to rush kids…

Comment by kushking on 12-30-2017

[QUOTE=BigStomps;18371394]See thats how stupid you really are you fvcking fa-ggot! I can tell you just a hating ass b-itch! How many excellent fighters did Chavez Sr. beat before he finally lost. Rosario, Taylor, Camacho to name a few... You talking…

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