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De La Hoya Wants Ryan Garcia in World Title Fight By Year's End

Rising lightweight sensation Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) held a Los Angeles media tour today that included visits to KTLA, the Westside Boxing Club and the ESPN studios to promote the 12-round defense of his WBC Silver Lightweight Title against Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs).

The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 14 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

Garcia's promoter Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, believes his fighter will be ready for a world title fight by year's end.

"Hopefully we don't see a lot of broken hearts, but hopefully we'll see a broken nose. This will be a great night for Ryan Garcia. He's in with a tough opponent. This year will be his coming out party," De La Hoya said.

"I think he'll be a world champion by the end of the year. He's getting stronger, faster, and wiser. For Ryan, we want the best for him. Ryan in a world title fight against a top fighter for 2020."
Garcia vs. Fonseca is a 12-round fight for the WBC Silver Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Hennessy "Never Stop. Never Settle." The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 14 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
Tickets for the event are on sale and are priced at $150, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased at,, and by phone at 800-943-4327 and at the Honda Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 5 p.m. PT and Sat 10 a.m. PT to 4 p.m. PT).

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Corelone on 01-22-2020

[QUOTE=pugil1st;20338370]I'm becoming a believer in Garcia. The kid is a gym rat and definitely puts in a lot of work. I actually think he could beat Tank now. I didn't before but Tank doesn't give me the impression that he's…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-21-2020

Yeah, I can see it. Tank drops the WBA regular belt and goes back to 130, and Garcia fights someone for the vacant belt.

Comment by 5000boxing on 01-21-2020

[QUOTE=kidbazooka;20338217]Man Ryan will retire that chubby muthafuucker.[/QUOTE] Lmao! No way!

Comment by Green Trees on 01-21-2020

[QUOTE=PredatorStyle;20338522]I don't really care about rushing him to face top fighters but I would definitely like to see four fights of his. I think he is really great and natural, and always super fit.[/QUOTE] No one is putting him in…

Comment by Fangedgrowl on 01-21-2020

[QUOTE=JonDelPrado;20338258]Hmmm.. I think DLH and his team have a lot more lateral movement matching to do with this guy. To me he hasn’t shown what it takes to be at the top: defense, speed and power are not quite there.[/QUOTE]…

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