“Ryan grew some balls” – Ryan Garcia PUBLICLY FIRES at promoter Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins setting boxing world on fire

At the recent press conference, Ryan Garcia fired back at Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins. Garcia firing back became the talk of the combat sports world.

“Ryan grew some balls” – Ryan Garcia PUBLICLY FIRES at promoter Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins setting boxing world on fire

Ryan Garcia (image credit- X)

Ryan Garcia will return to the ring on December 2, where he will face Oscar Duarte at 140 pounds. Gold Boy Promotions serves as the promoter and will take place at the Houston Toyota Center. Garcia aims to come back from his first career defeat to Gervonta Davis in April this year. In a recent development, boxing icon Bernard Hopkins, a member of Oscar De La Hoya‘s promotional agency, made negative comments about Garcia.

At the press conference, Hopkins also came under fire after Ryan Garcia spoke about some things bothering him. Hopkins stated that he would promote a champion but would not promote a lie. This is what Garcia replied:

Last time I checked, he said he'd never lose to a white boy, then Joe Smith Jr. knocked him out of the ring. Last time I checked, Joe Smith Jr. It's white. So they are lying.
Ryan Garcia via press conference

Garcia fired back at Hopkins for stating that he would decide about Garcia’s career because of his 28-year boxing experience. The relationship between Garcia and Golden Boy remains strained at the moment. It also looks irreparable as well.

Furthermore, Garcia also spoke about De La Hoya. Garcia commented about Oscar, claiming that he misinterpreted the comments. Subsequently, Garcia stated that it sounded like plain and simple English to him, and it sounded like they were backing up his opponent.

Fans react to Ryan Garcia speaking up for himself 

Garcia has had a shaky relationship with Golden Boy Promotions and Hoya, in particular. Furthermore, they were in the middle of a legal dispute relating to Garcia’s contract with the promotion company.


Things escalated publicly at the recent press conference for the Garcia vs. Duarte bout set to happen on December 2. Subsequently, Garcia boldly fired back at Hoya and boxing legend Hopkins for his statement about Garcia. Hence, Garcia publicly condemned the boxing legend by stating that he couldn’t decide things about his career. Fans and celebrity boxer Deen the Great reacted to the press conference by stating, “Ryan grew some balls, huh’?‘”

Ryan Garcia, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya
Ryan Garcia (Source: The Guardian)

Check out some of the fan reactions:

Furthermore, fans were impressed by how Garcia stood his ground before everyone and fired back. Subsequently, fans condemned the Golden Boy promotion for not letting go of Garcia but still talking badly about him.


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