Mexican boxer Ryan Garcia began throwing punches even earlier than the combat towards Oscar Duarte. Though the blows have been verbal this time, one among his hooks hit Bernard Hopkins immediately within the jaw.
In the course of the 12 months, Garcia filed a lawsuit making an attempt to terminate his contract with Golden Boy Promotions, an organization owned by Oscar de la Hoya and of which Hopkins is a minority companion.
Garcia didn’t obtain his objective, however since then, he has held a grudge towards the corporate, and De La Hoya and Hopkins, specifically. That resentment exploded through the press convention the week of the combat towards Oscar Duarte.
Amongst different issues, “King” Garcia accused De la Hoya of supporting Duarte. “It’s extremely clear to me that they are backing this man to beat me… they’re saying he is the subsequent Mexican star,” mentioned the fighter.
The hook to Hopkins
Nevertheless, Garcia’s major goal was multi-time middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins. The Mexican mentioned he was particularly upset since Hopkins assured him that he would determine the Mexican’s retirement date.
“He would not determine that. My coach does, my crew does, and all people that grinds with me day in and day trip. In the end, God decides, not him,” Garca claimed through the assembly with the press.
“No one was telling him (Hopkins) when to cease boxing. He stopped boxing at what 45? So kudos to him. However he would not decide that,” confused the Mexican.
Nevertheless, the blow that made Hopkins stagger was when Garca reminded him: “Final time I checked, he mentioned he’d by no means lose to a white boy, then Joe Smith Jr. knocked him out of the ring. Final time I checked, Joe Smith Jr. It is white. So they’re mendacity.”
Garca doesn’t lose sight of Duarte
Regardless of all the issues and claims towards Golden Boy Promotions and its house owners, Ryan by no means overlooked the bout towards Oscar Duarte.
He warned: “On the finish of the day, I come to point out what I convey, and I am laser-focused. That is the place this confidence comes from.”
On Saturday, “King” Garcia will face “La Migraa” Duarte in a 12-round combat on the Toyota Heart in Houston, Texas.