By Jeff Aronow: Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar De La Hoya says he’s engaged on a “Enormous” combat for Ryan Garcia. De La Hoya isn’t saying who the opponent can be for the previous interim WBC light-weight champion Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs), nevertheless it’s not anticipated to be Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz.
What’s important is that Ryan doesn’t face a puncher in his first combat again, as he seemed fragile in his final combat towards Luke Campbell the earlier 12 months in January. Campbell isn’t an enormous puncher by any means, but he dropped Ryan Garcia like a foul behavior within the second spherical.
What was worrisome is Ryan seemed like he was briefly out of it as he was falling. Campbell mentioned later that he believed Ryan misplaced consciousness from the left hand he planted him with.
That being the case, it makes it essential that Ryan Garcia NOT face a puncher like ‘Pitbull’ Cruz as a result of he hits tougher than Campbell, and he could be throughout him, forcing an inside combat.
Joseph Diaz might be Ryan’s opponent
The “large” combat that De La Hoya claims to be engaged on for Ryan Garcia might be former IBF tremendous featherweight champion Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr., who’s signed with Oscar’s firm and volunteered to take the combat final week.
The timing could be horrible, as Diaz Jr. is coming off a one-sided 12 spherical unanimous determination loss to WBC light-weight champion Devin Haney on December 4th.
Ryan positive factors nothing by combating Jojo Diaz Jr. until he knocks him out, and that’s not more likely to occur as a result of he’s acquired a robust chin.
Diaz Jr. lacks energy, hand velocity, and protection, making him the best opponent for Ryan Garcia’s subsequent combat.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) January 14, 2022
When you have been Dr. Frankenstein and wished to create the proper opponent for Ryan to combat in April, you may assemble Joseph ‘Jojo’Diaz Jr. for King Ry to look good towards in his comeback.
Jojo ticks all bins for the kind of opponent that Golden Boy is probably going on the lookout for to face Ryan after his lengthy layoff and poor displaying towards Luke Campbell.
Jojo Diaz Jr. seemed pedestrian-level in loss to the light-hitting Haney final December, however possibly that’s what Golden Boy needs for Ryan.
Diaz is the kind of fighter that Ryan can beat, and what makes it all of the extra seemingly that he’s the one picked, Golden Boy promotes him. In different phrases, Ryan vs. Jojo Diaz could be an in-house combat for Golden Boy.
In what needs to be seen as a telling transfer, De La Hoya retweeted Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr’s publish on January seventh, by which he volunteered to take the combat with Ryan Garcia subsequent.
— Joseph Diaz (@JosephDiazJr) January 7, 2022
For De La Hoya to Retweet Jojo’s publish makes it appear evident that he’s the one which he needs Ryan to combat subsequent.
Furthermore, there was already speak on social media that the fighter that Golden Boy wished was Jojo Diaz Jr., and so they weren’t going to make the combat with the harmful ‘Pitbull’ Cruz for obvious causes.
Isaac Cruz shouldn’t be getting Ryan Garcia combat
Pitbull is simply too gifted, and it will be an enormous threat for them to permit Ryan Garcia to combat him. Ryan is coming off a hand damage, psychological well being points, and a 15-month layoff for many who don’t know. That’s a bitter mixture of issues that Ryan has heading into his subsequent combat, which he says is “not a comeback.”
Dan Rafael reported this week that two of the choices that Golden Boy is taking a look at for Ryan’s subsequent combat in April are Mercito Gesta and Saul Rodriguez. Ryan says the stories of him combating both of these two are “Not true,” however he isn’t saying who he might be dealing with.
It may not be true that Ryan is combating Gesta or Rodriguez subsequent, but when it’s Jojo Diaz as his subsequent opponent, he’s not significantly better than both of these guys.
That was the opponent that Ryan, 23, had expressed curiosity in combating subsequent. Nevertheless, De La Hoya blew that concept out of the water when he introduced final week that Pitbull Cruz had rejected a “very profitable provide.”
Cruz’s promoter Sean Gibbons would reply to De La Hoya, criticizing him for placing out a “falsehood” about Pitbull turning down the provide made to him.
Gibbons then instructed Ryan that if he’s severe about desirous to combat ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, they have been able to make him an enormous provide. That message to Ryan was on January sixth, and issues have gone quiet since, which might imply just one factor. The combat isn’t occurring.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe predicted manner again in December that Golden Boy wouldn’t let Ryan combat Pitbull Cruz, and he turned out to be right.