Ryan Garcia was born on September 20, 1999, in Victorville California to Mexican parents. He is a professional boxer who has already secured a world title. Garcia began boxing at the age of five and rose up the ranks quickly. In 2015, he won the National Junior Golden Gloves Championship at the age of 15. The following year, he became a two-time United States Junior Olympic Champion. In March 2019, Garcia defeated Avery Sparrow to win the vacant World Boxing Council (W.B.C.) lightweight world champion title belt.
Born in Victorville, California, Ryan Garcia has always had a passion for boxing. His father was also a boxer and Garcia followed in his footsteps, taking up the sport when he was just eight years old. However, his father could not be as successful as Garcia due to several personal issues. After turning pro at the age of 17, Garcia began to make a name for himself in the boxing world.
Garcia had 149 amateur bouts, winning 132 of them. As an amateur, he won three national Golden Gloves championships (2009-2011) and a silver medal at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships. In March 2017, he made his professional debut at the age of 19. He has since amassed a 13-0 record with 11 knockouts. In October 2018, Garcia won the W.B.C. Silver Featherweight Title with a sixth-round T.K.O. of Jesus Rojas. He also won the match against fellow rising star Jayson Velez on February 2, 2019.
In March 2019, Garcia signed with Matchroom Boxing, which is one of the largest boxing promoters in the world. With this new deal, Garcia is poised to become one of the biggest stars in the boxing world.
Garcia defeats Fernando Vargas by unanimous decision to win the vacant N.A.B.F. super featherweight title.
Garcia knocks down Escandon in the second round and wins by technical knockout in the seventh.
Garcia becomes the youngest boxer to ever win a W.B.A world title, which is also his first major world title.
Garcia defeats Velez to win the Silver Featherweight Championship.
Garcia wins the W.B.C. Featherweight Championship, becoming the youngest world champion in boxing history.
Why We Love Ryan Garcia
He is a knockout artist
Of the 13 professional bouts Garcia has fought, only one has gone the distance. Eleven of his opponents have been knocked out, and one was T.K.O.'d
He remains undefeated
Garcia is undeniably a rising star in the sport. He is the current W.B.C. Youth World Super Featherweight Champion and has an undefeated record.
He looks dashing
Apart from his formidable skills in the boxing ring, Garcia also scores in the looks department. The attractive boxer has been signed by some big fashion brands and is a hit on social media.
5 Surprising Facts
Boxing was not his first love
Garcia loved playing baseball but switched to boxing after he realized that team sports were not suitable for him.
He dealt with anxiety and depression
Garcia has spoken about being an overthinker in his teenage years and often highlights mental health issues on his social media.
He was featured in “Sports Illustrated”
In May 2019, Garcia made it to the coveted cover of “Sports Illustrated” magazine.
He loves fried chicken
Garcia's favorite chicken dish is Nashville Hot Fried Chicken from Hattie B's in Nashville, Tennessee.
He is a pet parent
He has a pet dog named Xolo, who is a pinscher and chihuahua mix.
Ryan Garcia FAQs
Is Ryan Garcia undefeated?
Garcia’s record is currently 23 wins and zero losses and draws.
How did Ryan Garcia get famous?
While Garcia was already a known name, his fame skyrocketed after he knocked out Miguel Carrizosa within 30 seconds.
Are Canelo Alvarez and Ryan Garcia related?
They are not biologically related, though they were good friends at some point.
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