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Ryan Garcia: De La Hoya Sounds Like a Hater, I Don't Hold Grudges

Ryan Garcia’s return to the boxing ring was in the works for an Independence Day showdown, but the 21-year-old ultimately balked at not being able to break the bank, and called out promoter Golden Boy and DAZN to deliver a better financial package.

Garcia’s (20-0, 17 KOs) displeasure caused promoter Oscar De La Hoya to take a shot at his fighter as he was finalizing his company’s return to the sport with a July 24 show at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif.

“Due to Team @KingRyanG decision not to accept a July 4th bout, we will now return in late July with the future of boxing, @vergilortiz,” De La Hoya tweeted last month. “[M]ore exciting details to follow @GoldenBoyBoxing.”

"You do realize you’re supposed to be my promoter not hater right?" Garcia replied in a since-deleted tweet.

Garcia expanded further on his sentiment with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani during an Instagram Live session.

“You’ve got to call a spade a spade. [Oscar] does sound like a hater. I already wrote that,” said Garcia. “I’m just trying to get in a fight. I don’t even care about that drama anymore. That is so behind me now. I’m just trying to make a fight. And I’m not trying to get in no Twitter beef with Oscar De La Hoya.”

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The 21-year-old Garcia said he’s not talked to De La Hoya since trading words with him on social media two weeks ago.

“I feel like as a promoter, that’s their job to do,” said Garcia. “I have my people reach out to them. I’m never bitter and never hold no grudges. I don’t care what is said. I only care about moving forward. I’m sorry, you’re sorry, let’s keep going. I don’t hold grudges. I’m ready to get right back into the ring.”

Before Garcia’s interview with Helwani, De La Hoya first expanded on his stance on Garcia last month with Ring Magazine.

“We couldn’t come to terms. I’m sure his advice was obviously not a good one. It would have been a wonderful event. I was really, really looking forward to it. We’ll see when he fights again. We just don’t know at this point,” said De La Hoya. “We signed the richest deal for any type of prospect, ever, in boxing. His lawyer, Lupe [Valencia], made this deal happen, and now Lupe is not satisfied with what they negotiated? It just doesn’t make sense to me.

“Unfortunately, fighters in this game get a lot of bad advice. That’s the bottom line. Or maybe they just have a different agenda. Rumors are starting to circulate about certain people trying to take fighters away from us, which is fine, because ultimately we’re protected with contracts, so there’s no issue there. But when you have a top, top prospect like a Ryan Garcia, everyone and their mother’s going to try to take him away, because he does move the meter. But therefore we pay him accordingly."

Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist and member of the Boxing Writers Assn. of America since 2011. He has written for the likes of the LA Times, Guardian, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health and NFL.com. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan or via email at manouk[dot]akopyan[at]gmail.com.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by EL GANCHO on 07-11-2020

[QUOTE=Outwest Exp 355;20641758]He beat him up soundly. No need for a rematch.[/QUOTE] Exactly if anything de la hoya was too young and he did what a champ will do

Comment by hectari on 07-05-2020

Why ones Ryan complain yet reupped his contract. should have never signed a new contract in the first place now he is stuck with Oscar for 10 more fights.

Comment by markther on 07-05-2020

Ryan “over rated” Garcia. Wait until his chin get tested. He reminds me of Amir “Con,” fast hands, good boxer, but probably has a glass jaw, paper chin.

Comment by T.M.T on 07-05-2020

This guy runs his mouth then makes it look like it's somebody else fault. I don't like De la ho but this child is a spoiled idiot.j

Comment by vital1983 on 07-04-2020

[QUOTE=Ray*;20641474]Garcia need to relax, I like him but as some have pointed out he isn’t a world champion yet, there is a pandemic going on and affecting everything and everyone, he knows this. So he needs to relax, Oscar also…

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