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Ryan Garcia claims planned July 4 fight most likely won’t happen

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Golden Boy had been pursuing Hector Tanajara and Mercito Gesta as potential opponents

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Between the beefs, the callouts, and the opponent speculation, Ryan Garcia’s planned July 4th ring return has produced a fair bit of buzz. If he’s to be believed, however, it’s all for naught. “Kingry” claims that the bout “won’t happen most likely” due to “a lot of bulls*** [he’s] not going to get into right now.”

Though it could be standard diva talk, Garcia (20-0, 17 KO) has had his fair share of public spats with his management, which came to a head last year after Garcia turned down an ultra-late-notice fight and Golden Boy chief Oscar De La Hoya claimed that Vergil Ortiz Jr., not Garcia, was their brightest up-and-comer. They kissed and made up in time for Garcia to level Romero Duno and Francisco Fonseca in a round apiece, but who knows what’s going on behind the scenes.

Either way, I’m sure Garcia will find another few dozen willing challengers while this gets resolved