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Ryan Garcia gets into Twitter beefs with Henry Cejudo and Abner Mares

The boxing prospect stirred up more talk on social media with Henry Cejudo and Abner Mares.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

It all started innocently and pointlessly enough, with 21-year-old boxing prospect Ryan Garcia — who is incredibly good at social media — asking on Twitter if “you” think UFC champion Henry Cejudo “would give (him) a good fight in the boxing ring?”

Garcia asked on May 11, two days after Cejudo defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in Jacksonville. Cejudo then became even more of a trending topic, as he immediately announced that he was retiring, but pulled that back at the post-fight press conference by admitting he’d fight again for the right money.

The 33-year-old Cejudo (16-2 in MMA) is the current UFC bantamweight champion, which is the 135-pound division there, same as boxing’s lightweight division, where Garcia (20-0, 17 KO) competes.

And it wasn’t just a question for the sake of posing the question; Garcia tagged him and everything, so he wanted the attention. And he got it:

Garcia came back quickly to pretend the question itself, which he had posed, had been absurd:

Cejudo’s no dummy, either, he knows the attention is good, so he bounced back himself:

But in the meantime, a new name entered the Twitter fight, as 34-year-old three-division boxing titlist Abner Mares threw out an opinion. He didn’t tag anyone, but obviously it is what it is:

Garcia then pulled another classic social media move, the “I just find it funny that—” bit. To be fair, Mares stuck his own beak in here, Garcia wasn’t talking about him.

And then Mares had responses:

And then Garcia pretty formally called out a guy who probably has topped out two divisions below Ryan’s weight, and hasn’t fought in two years:

And if you’re wondering, since Garcia brought up Jorge Linares, yes, Jorge got one in, too:

To Garcia’s credit, this was pretty funny:

And there is your update on a bunch of stuff from Twitter. Thank you for your time.

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