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Eddy Reynoso wants Ryan Garcia to take “two or three” fights before challenging champion

Garcia fought three times in 2019, never going past the second round.

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Ryan Garcia has been champing at the bit for a crack at a big name, calling out the likes of Gervonta Davis and Amir Khan, but trainer Eddy Reynoso wants him to pump the breaks a bit, telling ESPN that he’d like his charge to take “two or three” more fights before chasing the likes of Davis and Devin Haney.

Reynoso is quick to say that it’s not because Garcia (20-0, 17 KO) can’t beat them; “he can beat anyone,” but could use some more “possibilities” and “experience.” He cites the fact that “Kingry’s” last three fights have lasted just four rounds, and that the 21-year-old still has a “long way to go” to be a “great champion.”

He does, however, have “lots of talent” and ability to learn inside the ring.

Garcia went 3-0 in 2019, demolishing Jose Lopez in two before scoring brutal first-round finishes of Romero Duno and Francisco Fonseca. The Fonseca fight was presumably meant to set up a clash with Jorge Linares, who stopped Carlos Morales in the co-feature, but it remains to be seen whether that’s still on the cards.

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