'I'm going after anybody' - Ryan Garcia desperate to end wait for a fight

Published: January 29, 2022
'I'm going after anybody' - Ryan Garcia desperate to end wait for a fight

The former WBC interim lightweight champion wants to get back in the ring.

Ryan Garcia is willing to fight anyone to get his career back on track if he cannot make a match-up with a high profile opponent. 

The 23-year-old has been out of action since defeating Luke Campbell back in January 2021 before a mental health break plus hand surgery kept him out. 

He is expected back in the ring this April, and the former interim champion hopes that he can line up a big name to fight.

“It’s definitely a range of opponents,” Garcia told ES News, reported BoxingScene.com.

“Obviously, I’m going for some top guys. Hopefully we can come back with a bang. If not, I’m going after anybody at this point.”

The unbeaten lightweight was out of contention when Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis, Teofimo Lopez, George Kambosos and Vasyl Lomachenko were all in action. But Lopez is now set to move up to 140lbs, and the two division champions - Haney and Kambosos - appear on course for a clash in Australia.

That would leave ‘Tank’, Mario Barrios, JoJo Diaz, Isaac Cruz, and Jorge Linares on the next rung to make a prominent event.

“It’s going to be an exciting time,” predicted Garcia.

“It’s finally a time to prove… not prove but have a response to all of the things that have been said about me during this time where I really had no voice.”