The world will have to wait for Ryan Garcia vs Joseph Diaz Jr. The fight was set to take place on the 27th of November in Los Angeles, and the fighters had just agreed to fight (a week ago). A serious hand injury to Garcia means that the fight has been postponed. The fight is yet to be rescheduled.
The news was first reported by Mike Coppinger of ESPN. He had learned through several sources that the fight has been postponed due to a serious hand injury sustained by Ryan Garcia. Only recently, Garcia had pulled out of his fight against Javier Fortuna. He cited mental health issues as the reason for pulling out.
Ryan Garcia and Deontay Wilder to undergo surgeries on Monday
Coppinger’s Tweet read: “Ryan Garcia has sustained a serious hand injury and his Nov. 27 fight with Joseph Diaz Jr. is postponed. Story coming to ESPN.”
Garcia is coming off a TKO win over Luke Campbell in January 2021. A brutal body shot knockout finished the Englishman who had started off the fight brilliantly. Joseph Diaz on the other hand last beat Javier Fortuna on the 9th of July, 2021. He won the fight via. unanimous decision.
Coppinger later added: “Ryan Garcia will have surgery Monday in Los Angeles to repair his right wrist, Golden Boy said in a statement. Both Garcia and Deontay Wilder will have surgery on Monday to repair hand injuries.”
Deontay Wilder suffered a hand injury during his trilogy fight against Tyson Fury last week. He was also slapped with a 6-month medical suspension.