Ryan Garcia scored a wicked knockout win over Francisco Fonseca tonight on DAZN, live from Anaheim, and set up a likely big fight in the summer, either against Jorge Linares or someone else.
Garcia (20-0, 17 KO) could fight Linares, which seems the most likely matchup, but he also had an in-ring faceoff with WBC champion-in-recess Devin Haney, and he mentioned Luke Campbell and various other names, too.
At 21, Garcia is young, but he’s got a lot of career momentum in and out of the ring. The feeling is that it’s time to step him up, and that everyone’s ready to see it.
Here’s what some of the boxing pros on Twitter had to say after the fight tonight.
A handful of fighters liked what they saw from Garcia:
That was a good performance by Ryan— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) February 15, 2020
lol @KingRyanG is definitely turned up He calling out the big dogs— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) February 15, 2020
And obviously the left hook is looking like Garcia’s biggest weapon:
Ryan got good timing on that hook !— Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson (@lorenzo_simpson) February 15, 2020
Quick timed hook, for the knockout Quick payday for @KingRyanG Good shit homie!— Mike Alvarado (@MileHighMike303) February 15, 2020
A veteran former titleholder sees Garcia and Teofimo Lopez as major problems for Gervonta “Tank” Davis:
I fucks with Tank, he’s my pick as the last man standing when it’s all said and done. But Garcia and Lopez are problems. Garcia Vs Tank, Loma Vs Lopez, winners fight each other? Fuck outta here, these promoters would never work together. #wishfulthinking— Ishé Oluwa Kamau Ali Smith (@IsheSugarShay) February 15, 2020
Even Leonard Ellerbe of Mayweather Promotions was impressed:
But not everyone was with the crowd:
Shit be too corny to me— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) February 15, 2020