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Ryan Garcia Abandons Talks For WBO Eliminator In Favor Of WBC Interim Title Fight

Ryan Garcia is officially ready to pursue the World Boxing Council (WBC) title.

BoxingScene.com has learned that the unbeaten lightweight contender will no longer proceed with negotiations for a title eliminator as ordered by the World Boxing Organization (WBO). Garcia briefly entered talks with Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe (31-1, 15KOs) for a bout to have determined the mandatory challenger for unified lightweight titlist Vasiliy Lomachenko.

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Instead, sources have informed BoxingScene.com that Garcia—through promoter Golden Boy Promotions—have notified the WBO of their decision to instead pursue a WBC interim lightweight title fight versus England’s Luke Campbell (20-3, 16KOs).

The decision ends a six-day whirlwind where Garcia was presented with two different paths for his next career move. The WBC had already ordered its interim title fight when the WBO announced its plans for a boxoff to establish a long overdue mandatory challenger for its lightweight title.

There was a brief period where Garcia was strongly considering the WBO route, before ultimately deciding to instead vie for the WBC’s interim title.

Representatives for the WBO and both boxers did not respond to inquiries by BoxingScene.com seeking comment, as the decision had not yet been formally announced.

Garcia (20-0, 17KOs) and Campbell remain in talks for a bout where the WBC has declared the winner will face unbeaten lightweight titlist Devin Haney (24-0, 15KOs).

With notification of Garcia abandoning such talks, the WBO will have to go down its list to find the highest rated available contender to enter talks with Tagoe, who is the sanctioning body’s number-three contender.

Ukraine’s Denis Berinchyk (13-0, 9KOs) is currently rated number-four.

Tagoe was able to enter the title picture following a story which first published on BoxingScene.com earlier this month citing the lack of a mandatory challenger in waiting. Tagoe has won 31 straight fights since suffering his lone career defeat in his pro debut more than 16 years ago.

The winner of the proposed WBO title eliminator will be in line to face whomever prevails in the three-belt title unification clash between Lomachenko—who holds the WBO and WBA titles—and IBF titlist Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12KOs).

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MxicoFistology on 07-12-2020

[QUOTE=ThatDude44;20651078]Well they always thank the fans and they look right through the camera at me when they say it.[/QUOTE] Lol exactly, fans not haters

Comment by indelible on 07-11-2020

[QUOTE=MxicoFistology;20650269]Only idiots would take this type of caliber fight for less . Not to consider the starpower and ticket sales ryan brings[/QUOTE] The fighters that have been fighting have been taking a pay cut. Garcia wants to fight but for…

Comment by ThatDude44 on 07-10-2020

[QUOTE=MxicoFistology;20650267]Do you think they care if you have a complaint 🤔[/QUOTE] Well they always thank the fans and they look right through the camera at me when they say it.

Comment by NachoMan on 07-10-2020

[QUOTE=GBP4LIFE;20649956]Garcia is an idiot[/QUOTE] No he's not. He just believes in himself. Nothing more powerful than that.

Comment by T.M.T on 07-10-2020

Make Tahoe vs Haney then. That way the winners of all three fights can run right into each other.🥊

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