Ryan Garcia is back on the winning page. He showcased great skill and will against Oscar Duarte, and it was in round 8 when Duarte had enough and couldn’t persist with Garcia’s pressure. The referee stopped the fight in the 8th round after Ryan Garcia landed a few lethal blows.
Garcia faced a tough loss before this match, which is why this win was very important to boost his morale stepping into future fights. Garcia is clear about who he wants to fight next; interestingly, he called out Rolly Romero, and it will be interesting to see if that match ends up taking place in the first half of 2024.
Ryan Garcia could get a rematch against Gervonta Davis if he continues to remain victorious in the next 3-4 matches.Oscar Duarte has a lot to learn from this event; he had a few moments of domination; however, he couldn’t capitalize in most of the rounds.
Ryan Garcia’s post fight interview
Ryan Garia is pleased by his performance and extended his gratitude towards his new coach Derrick James, in the post fight interview. I have a killer instinct,” Garcia said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “… It was pretty basic technically.
I just step back, he reaches, I catch him with a counter left hook.Shout out to Derrick James, We worked hard. This was our first fight together. We’ll build off of this and get better. I’m committed to becoming a world champion”.
Ryan Garcia on who he wants next
“If Rolly wants that, bring it on, I know you’ve been talking a lot. Bring it on.Yeah, let’s keep building and then go after Devin Haney and all the other dudes, we got to take our steps, building with Derrick James – it was our first fight – and then go from there”.