Ryan Garcia (born August 8, 1998) is an American professional boxer. He is now ranked as the third best active lightweight in the world by The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, fourth by ESPN, and fifth by BoxRec as of January 2021.
Garcia began boxing when he was seven years old. He won 15 national amateur championships and compiled a 215-15 amateur record.
His net worth is estimated to be $10 million. He’s fought as a super featherweight and a lightweight in the past. Garcia made his professional boxing debut in June 2016 against Edgar Meza.
He defeated Miguel Carrizoza in September 2017 to win the vacant NABF Junior super featherweight title. In May 2018, Ryan Garcia defeated Jayson Velez to win the vacant NABC and WBO-NABO super featherweight belts.
He defeated Jose Lopez by TKO in March 2019, improving his record to 18-0. In November 2019, Garcia took on Romero Duno for the WBO NABO Lightweight Title. Ryan defeated Francisco Fonseca in the first round on February 14, 2020. Garcia is being coached by Eddy Reynoso.
His brother, Sean Garcia is also pursuing boxing professionally. Sean is coached by his father. Ryan Garcia is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. He is a proud Mexican.
Ryan’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya announced in September 2019 that he plans to assist the up-and-comer in signing a record-breaking $700 million contract.
Ryan, according to Oscar, has the potential to be “the biggest star boxing has ever seen, hands down.” A contract has not been finalised as of this writing, but $700 million would nearly quadruple De La Hoya’s $365 million deal for Saul Alvarez.